Famous person Patrick Cripps’ hamstring harm has rubbed salt into the wound for Carlton after the Blues’ red-hot begin to the AFL season got here to a shuddering halt with a 30-point loss to Gold Coast.
Cripps was subbed out of Sunday’s match on the finish of the primary quarter because the Suns bounced again from final weekend’s loss to GWS in type with a 13.14 (92) to eight.14 (62) win at Metricon Stadium.
With Marc Pittonet (again) a late withdrawal for the Blues, Suns’ ruckman Jarrod Witts had a day trip because the hosts received clearances 45 to 27.
Gold Coast ended Carlton’s unbeaten run with a dominant win at Metricon Stadium
Witts received 42 hitouts and picked up seven clearances as he monstered the Blues’ makeshift ruck unit of Tom De Koning and Jack Silvagni.
That dominance within the ruck allowed midfielders Touk Miller (32 disposals, eight clearances) and Noah Anderson (35 disposals, 10 clearances) to star, significantly within the absence of Cripps for the Blues.
Lachie Weller was dynamic all through the sport for the Suns as effectively, with 31 touches, eight marks and two aim assists.
Malcolm Rosas kicked three majors because the Suns pulled off a surprising upset on Sunday
Noah Anderson was dominant for the Suns, ending with 35 disposals and 10 clearances
Recruit Mabior Chol (centre) kicked three majors for the Suns of their dominant win
Recruit Mabior Chol kicked three majors for the Suns whereas Malcolm Rosas celebrated his first look of the season together with his first three AFL objectives and recalled Josh Corbett kicked two objectives.
Blues ahead Harry McKay, regardless of copping a heavy knock to his face within the second quarter in a marking contest, kicked two objectives for the guests as they suffered their first defeat of the season.
The Blues made a quick begin with Charlie Curnow and Cripps kicking objectives contained in the opening three minutes however the Suns responded to kick 5 of the subsequent six majors and have a 15-point lead on the first change.
Carlton misplaced influential skipper Patrick Cripps to a hamstring harm after the primary quarter
The Blues had been stifled by the Suns all through the sport and couldn’t get going offensively
Cripps’ didn’t return for the second quarter, whereas Gold Coast misplaced defender Jy Farrar to a hamstring harm early within the second time period.
McKay’s two objectives gave the Blues a raise however when Rosas kicked his third after a handball from Witts straight after a ball-in, the Suns went into the sheds 14 factors clear on the most important break.
The stress appeared to inform on Carlton early within the third time period as they twice conceded 50 metre penalties for off-the-ball scuffles which led to straightforward objectives for Chol and Ben Ainsworth.
Michael Voss (left) noticed his workforce lose their first recreation of the season after a 3-0 begin
Late objectives within the third quarter to Izak Rankine and Corbett prolonged the Suns’ margin to 6 objectives on the closing flip.
Each groups traded early objectives at first of the ultimate time period earlier than the sport fizzled out within the closing minutes because the Suns cruised to their second win of the season.
Gold Coast journey to Melbourne to face St Kilda subsequent weekend whereas Carlton are again on the MCG towards last-placed Port Adelaide.