Giant eclipse of glare from suns

TOBY Greene’s five-goal haul has fired the GWS Giants to a 28-point victory over the Gold Coast Suns, keeping them undefeated and in the top spot on the AFL ladder.

Greene led a threatening forward line in the 18.9 (117) to 13.11 (89) triumph at Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills in Sunday’s Gather Round game.
He marshalled the Giants’ multi-faceted attack with Jesse Hogan kicking four goals, Callum Brown had three, and Jake Riccardi and Stephen Coniglio (28 disposals) scored two.
In defence, Harry Himmelberg was superb with 26 possessions, halfback Lachie Whitfield (29 touches) was creative, and midfielders Coniglio, Josh Kelly (27) and Tom Green (23) were influential.
The Giants kicked four of the initial five majors and led 5.0 to 3.3 at quarter-time, with Greene and Hogan scoring two each.
Aaron Cadman extended their lead to 14 points before the Suns went on a scoring spurt but the Giants were ahead by two points at half time – 8.3 to 7.7.
They logged five goals to the Suns’ four in a see-sawing third quarter as the pressure increased.
The Giants took an eight-point advantage, 13.4 to 11.8, after Coniglio and the Gold Coast scored two goals each in the quarter before romping to victory with five goals to two in the final term.
The Giants take on St Kilda at Manuka Oval on Saturday from 1.45pm.