The game was underway at the Suns' training facilities at 10:30am, with the Queensland Government announcing within the hour that professional sport would be cancelled as part of the state's snap three-day lockdown.
With both sides battling for premiership points after a chaotic season to-date, the topsy-turvy 2021 VFL season took a further twist.
The Suns led the Sharks 8-6 before a premature siren ended the match under the directions of the state government.
Here's the moment the VFL Suns vs Southport Sharks match was suddenly cancelled 10mins into the 1st quarter, due to snap lockdown announcement. pic.twitter.com/6UV05RJJ2B
— Rhett Bartlett (@rhettrospective) July 31, 2021
Southport were looking to continue their impressive campaign, aiming to add a 10th win of their season as they sit at the summit of the second-tier competition.
The Suns currently sit just outside the finals picture after 11 matches, with several clubs still yet to play their ninth game following multiple postponements.
Final score in the VFL: Suns 1.2 (8) defeated Southport 1.0 (6).
Malcolm Rosas led all comers with four disposals. pic.twitter.com/8NPF8e8jRp
— Daniel Cherny 📰 (@DanielCherny) July 31, 2021
The three-day lockdown in South-East Queensland has caused plenty of issues for the AFL, NRL and Super Netball.
The AFL are currently working to reschedule three postponed matches from this weekend.