Sydney’s red-hot AFL run has continued with a 35-point victory over Gold Coast on Sunday.
The Swans won their seventh straight game, using their experience to hold off a determined Suns outfit and claim a 17.7 (109) to 10.14 (74) victory.
Superstar recruit Lance Franklin kicked three goals for the Swans but faces a nervous wait for the match review panel findings after a late bump on Suns defender Clay Cameron midway through the second quarter.
His forward line cohort Kurt Tippett was superbly marshalled by Rory Thompson, only notching six disposals before he was subbed out with left knee soreness at three-quarter time.
Harry Cunningham and Sam Reid picked up some of the scoring slack for the Swans, kicking four and three goals respectively.
Nuggety midfielder Ben McGlynn was given the job of marking Suns skipper Gary Ablett (37 disposals, one goal) and did well, although he had to leave the field after copping a knee to the head in the fourth quarter.
The Suns battled hard but were guilty of missing several crucial shots at goal.
Rising star candidate Kade Kolodjashnij provided the goal of the match with a superb effort in the final term while Harley Bennell and ruckman Zac Smith were also impressive for the Suns.
Kolodjashnij and Charlie Dixon led the goal-scorers for the Suns, booting two goals each.
Making his first appearance in 2014, code-hopper Karmichael Hunt had minimal impact on the contest, picking up eight disposals and making two tackles.