Gold Coast stun Carlton to end their perfect start to the season as Blues lose Patrick Cripps – What We Know!

Gold Coast stun Carlton to end their perfect start to the season as Blues lose Patrick Cripps

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 as the Suns pulled off a stunning upset on Sunday

Malcolm Rosas kicked three majors because the Suns pulled off a surprising upset on Sunday

Noah Anderson was dominant for the Suns, finishing with 35 disposals and 10 clearances

Noah Anderson was dominant for the Suns, ending with 35 disposals and 10 clearances

Recruit Mabior Chol (centre) kicked three majors for the Suns in their dominant win

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 lost influential skipper Patrick Cripps to a hamstring injury after the first quarter

Carlton misplaced influential skipper Patrick Cripps to a hamstring harm after the primary quarter

The Blues were stifled by the Suns throughout the game and could not get going offensively

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) saw his team lose their first game of the season after a 3-0 start

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.