Steven MAY

#17   Gold Coast

Age: 27yr 2mth Games: 107 Born: Jan 10, 1992
Height: 193cm Weight: 102kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Key backman is arguably as important to the team as Tom Lynch. Could end this year as the game’s premier key defender.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Bris Displayed his usual aggression and defensive traits, and kept Close to just one goal. 6
2 GWS Had a number of opponents in defence and wasn’t at his best. Ease of Giants entries though didn’t help his cause. 4
3 Haw Typically resolute display down back and marshalled the defence well. 6
4 Carl Solid enough down back until pinging a hammy in the final term and finishing the game with ice on the leg. 5
5 Hamstring.
6 Hamstring.
7 Geel Hawkins kicked two goals in first term then he got right on top in what was a key win for the team. 8
8 Port Troubled by Gray’s movement, but teammates did him few favors. Better after half time, but damage was done. 5
9 Bye.
10 Melb Strong at times in defence and made some great last-minute spoils, but then Dees bypassed him. 6
11 WCE Relished the absence of Josh Kennedy and took plenty of intercept marks and marshalled the defence. 7
12 Haw Controlled the game from full back. Beat opponents and was able to do so while gathering 24 disposals. 9
13 Carl Defensively sound, though lacked his usual attacking rebound as Blues made him accountable. 6
14 StK Began as the spare down back and took his turn at matching against Saints talls. Nothing special about his game. 5
15 NM Indirectly on Waite, who booted four goals. Controlled the defence when Waite was at other end. 7
16 Syd Dominated from bell to bell by Lance Franklin. Never was an easy task but his early niggle was for nought. 2
17 Coll Pinged his hamstring halfway through first quarter and sat out the rest of the match. 1
18 Hamstring.
19 Hamstring.
20 Frem Took seven marks in defence but Freo’s talls kicked goals. 5
21 Bris Bagged a rare goal in opening term and just a rock in defence. 6
22 Ess Blanketed Daniher with a superb effort. Attacked well from defence with 25 possessions. 8
23 Port Got man handled by former teammate Charlie Dixon in the one on one contests. 4

2016 Season

1 Ess Peeled off opponent at will to intercept mark across half back. 6
2 Frem Really good defensively. Desperate and hard nosed. 6
3 Carl Moved onto Casboult and quelled his influence. 7
4 Bris The pantomime villain after poleaxing Martin. One of Suns’ best defenders. 6
5 Suspended.
6 Suspended.
7 Suspended.
8 Suspended.
9 Suspended.
10 WCE Worked relentlessly to keep Kennedy from running wild. 6
11 Syd Intriguing battle with Franklin, held his own in one-on-one contests. 5
12 Rich Kept Riewoldt goalless until last 90 seconds of the game. Closing speed exceptional. 7
14 Haw Great battle with Gunston. Concded one goal and was stout with his effort. 6
15 StK A rock in defence and provided attacking rebound all day. 7
16 Bris Did not allow his opponents any chance to get involved. 7
17 WB Won the battle against Stringer before the Bulldog playmaker went off in the third. 7
18 Frem Dominated in defence and his rebound was outstanding. 8
19 Melb Kept Hogan goalless and defended stoutly all day. Among the best. 7
20 GWS Outstanding. Drove plenty of attacking opportunities from his 27 possessions. 9
21 Ess Stood Daniher and strong in the air in marking duels. In good form. 7
22 Coll Took Moore until the young Pie was injured. Easily the best of the Suns’ defenders. 7
23 Port Led the way in defence and also set up attacking thrusts. 7

2015 Season

1 Melb Took Hogan in a great battle. Won his share of battles but Hogan kicked two. 6
2 StK A dirty night. Torched by Riewoldt early and made many dumb errors. 2
3 Geel Walker got the better of him early but he responded pretty well. 5
4 GWS Flogged by both GWS tall forwards. Had a night to forget. 2
5 Bris Spoiled everything that came his way. 4
6 Suspended.
7 Suspended.
8 Suspended.
9 Haw Excellent job on Roughead and was on top all day. 7
10 Syd Subbed out with injury in third quarter. Doing well until that point. 5
11 Groin.
12 Groin.
13 Carl Battled Casboult/Henderson and certainly not the worst. Eight marks. 6
14 NM Blanketed Waite and his defensive spoils were a feature. 8
15 WB Started on Stringer then went to Boyd and was one of the Suns best. 7
16 GWS Tremendous job on Cameron; marshalled defence well. 7
17 Adel Great duel with Walker restricting him to two goals. 6
18 WCE Kept Kennedy to two goals and his spoiling was first class. 8
19 Bris Outplayed Freeman and covered well for teammates in defence. 6
20 Rich Great effort to beat Riewoldt given scoreboard. Won the ball himself. 8
21 Ess Stuck to the task on Hooker and rebound was great. 6
22 Port Led the backline superbly and aggressive at every contest. 7
23 Syd Battled Franklin and great effort to keep him to one goal (in final minute). 7

2014 Season

1 Rich Immense down back, especially in the final term with 17 spoils. 7
2 Frem Worked hard in defensive role on Pavlich. 4
3 Bris Completely dominated Brown and is developing into a solid key defender. 8
4 Haw Continued good form in defence but couldn’t stop Roughead. 6
5 Melb Battled Frawley in great duel. Gave as good as he got all afternoon. 6
6 GWS Intriguing match-up with Cameron; split points decision. 5
7 NM Continues his rise as one of the best young key backs in the comp. Strong and quick. 7
9 StK On Riewoldt and fortunate that scragging often went unpenalised. 4
10 WB Kept Crameri goalless to continue his All-Australian calibre season. 7
11 Adel Bore the brunt of the return to form of Tex Walker. 4
12 Syd Franklin kicked three, but May held him to just one mark. Did all he could. 6
13 WCE Picked up resting talls. Mixed bag. 4
14 Geel Huge job in keeping Hawkins to three marks. Fine job when caught one-on-one. 7
15 Haw Had trouble with tall Hawk forwards. 3
16 Coll Surprisingly taken off Cloke early. Looked shaky but responded superbly. 6
17 WB Held Crameri in check to continue his fine season in the back half. 7
18 Bris Spoilt everything that came his way in defence, needed more help. 6
19 StK Spent day tracking Riewoldt and couple of late arrivals with knee overlooked. 4
20 Carl Had a day he would rather forget. Smashed by Waite and shifted forward. 4
21 Hamstring.
22 Hamstring.
23 Hamstring.
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

1 StK Not prominent . 6
2 Syd Taught a lesson by Roberts-Thomson in a tough day at the office. 3
3 Bris Worked really hard and finished with two goals. 6
4 Port Presented all night and kicked a fantastic long goal. 5
5 GWS Only a couple of marks and was kept under tight rein by Mohr. 4
6 Hamstring.
7 Melb Didn’t have a massive impact up forward before being subbed out. 3
8 WB Held quite well for most of the night but bobbed up and kicked a late goal. 3
9 Haw Prepared to work and lead as a forward. 4
10 NEAFL Didn’t have much impact. -
11 NEAFL Kicked a couple of goals. Serviceable effort. -
12 NEAFL Kicked six to be the dominant forward on the ground. -
13 NEAFL Bye. -
14 Adel Looked a bit sluggish after injury layoff, but did kick a couple of goals. 4
15 Bris Has had better games. One goal as a key forward was not enough. 4
16 Rich Had no impact at all as a tall forward, but windy conditions didn’t help. 2
17 Coll Used in defence and kept his opponent in check. 6
18 Carl Found the going tough on Henderson but didn't stop trying. 5
19 WCE Went to Kennedy late in second term and helped rein him in. 5
20 Melb Started in defence on Watts then spent some time at other end. 3
21 Port Had the tough job on Schulz who kicked three goals. 6
22 StK Matched on resting talls and had mixed fortunes. 5
23 Suspended.
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

1 Adel Toweled up first by Tippett, then Walker when moved. 1
2 StK Injured ankle in second term but kept battling. Thrown forward later. 3
5 NEAFL Conditions didn’t suit. -
6 NEAFL Hasn’t quite found his position yet. Effort is there though. -
10 NEAFL Among the Suns better players in the wet. -
11 NEAFL Was superb in defence, quelling dangerous forward. -
12 NEAFL Still needs improvement but defensive work was OK. -
14 WCE Pretty good under tough conditions in defence. 5
17 NEAFL Did a superb job in key defensive role. Took the game on. -
18 Syd Just can’t seem to nail down a position. Form is a concern. 2
20 GWS Subbed off after minimal impact. 2
21 Haw Three goals in third term. Gave his side a target with strong hands 7
22 Carl Followed up from last weeks breakout performance with another good effort. 6
23 Adel Kicked two goals and his size and presence troubled the Crows defence. 6