DESPERATE to find a spot in the top four, Shellharbour Suns senior AFL team were keen to upset ladder leaders Kiama Power at Kiama on Saturday.
The Power were asleep at the wheel when the Suns caught them by surprise, challenged early and took the lead after the first quarter, assisted by a solid breeze.
With the assistance of the breeze in the second quarter the Power quickly turned the scoreboard around, but it was a far from a dominant performance. With some undisciplined play the Power appeared to become frustrated by every blow of the whistle. However, they managed to capitalise on the scoreboard to lead at half-time by four goals.
Coach James Walton was far from impressed and challenged his players to start playing disciplined football if they wanted to be real contenders in the finals.
Whatever he said paid off in the second half.
With Griffin, Fuller, Ben Williams and Jack Mahony all turning it on, spectators were reminded why the Power, along with the Dogs, were likely set for another showdown in August.
The Power ran out 83-point victors and with a likely easy game next week against Albatross will be well rested to take on the Dogs at Bonaira for the last round of the year.
The reserves will also be fighting for a spot in the finals that weekend, against the Bulldogs, so head down to Bonaira for what will be a great end to the home and away season on Saturday, August 16.