This Day In Sport – July 21

They say we should use this time to learn something new – so we thought we’d offer up a history lesson free of charge!

We’re going to be recapping all the important sporting moments each and every day as we look to fill the void our beloved sports have left behind.

So if it’s AFL, NRL, Basketball, Cricket, Golf or even Wrestling, be sure to return each morning as we take a trip back through the history books to relive some of the great sporting moments On This Day.

2018 – Suns Upset Swans

The Gold Coast Suns pulled off a stunning 24 point win over the Sydney Swans on this day two years ago, which was one of the biggest upsets in recent AFL history.

After conceding six goals to one in the first quarter, the Suns kicked seven unanswered goals in the second and third terms keeping the Swans goalless for two straight quarters.

This would be the Suns first ever win over the Swans.

Gold Coast, 18th on the ladder entered the game as one of the biggest outsiders to win, resulting in the fourth-placed Swans becoming the heaviest betting favourite to lose since Ladbrokes started operations in Australia.

Prior to the match, the Suns were $17 in the head to head and a +63.5 underdog at the line.

As the Swans got out to a 29-point lead at quarter time, the Suns went out to $151 in our live market.

In the aftermath of the Suns upset, we reported on the luck some Ladbrokes punters had that got on the Gold Coast during the game.

While no punters were game enough to take the Suns at $151, two Ladbrokes punters (who were either Gold Coast true believers or just had an intuition that today could be the day the Suns broke their 11 game losing streak) backed them pre-game at:

$100 for the Gold Coast Suns to win by 20-29 @ $126.00

and

$50 for the Gold Coast Suns to win by more than 15.5 @ $101.00

The win earned a nice little profit for both Ladbrokes punters who ambitiously backed the Gold Coast Suns.

1996 – Chargers Crush Cruhsers

July 21st is proving to be a great day for Gold Coast Football Clubs of both codes.

The forgotten “Queensland Derby” of the two forgotten Queensland Rugby League clubs occured on this day back in 1996.

Only 8,776 were on hand at the old Lang Park to witness the Gold Coast Chargers destroy the South Queensland Crushers.

Lee Oudenryn and Shane Kenward would score two tries each and the Chargers had six try scorers overall.

The 52-4 would be the record score in the history of the Seagulls and Crushers franchise.

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