Infotainment Factory: Saints go top with comprehensive win over Dees

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Saturday, 20 April 2019

Saints go top with comprehensive win over Dees


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St Kilda has gone to the top of the AFL ladder, something that was unthinkable in the pre-season, with a stunning 40-point win over Melbourne at the MCG.

St Kilda used a dominant third quarter in which it kicked five unanswered goals to run out 15. 5. (95) to 7. 13. (55) winners.

The Saints were widely projected to finish on the bottom half of the ladder after an off-season marred by injuries to star players Jake Carlisle, Dylan Roberton and Paddy McCartin but came home strong to shock the much-fancied Demons.

Saints star Jack Billings' move to the midfield has been a revelation in 2019 and he continued his outstanding season with 28 disposals and two goals including one on the siren.

Jack Steven

Former Demons forward Dean Kent also starred against his old side, finishing with three goals and 20 disposals, while Tim Membrey finished with four goals in a dominant performance up forward.

Clayton Oliver (31 possessions) and Angus Brayshaw (27) were influential for the Demons, who struggled to get a contribution across the board once again in a frustrating start to the season.

Braydon Preuss was lively with two first-quarter goals, but Membrey matched him with a couple of his own as the Saints edged to a four-point lead at the first break.

The Demons pressed early in the second term but let themselves down time and again with skill errors.

Kent burns his old team

The Saints didn't need to be asked twice and went about taking the game away from Simon Goodwin's men, who were made to look lacklustre and disorganised at times.

Billings made it a 15-point St Kilda lead at halftime and back-to-back goals to former Melbourne forward Dean Kent rubbed salt in the wounds as the margin blew out to 45 points at three-quarter time.

The Demons offered some resistance after the restart with a couple of goals to Jake Melksham, but that effort soon dissipated, leaving the Saints to enjoy an impressive win.

- With AAP

St Kilda has gone to the top of the AFL ladder, something that was unthinkable in the pre-season, with a stunning 40-point win over Melbourne at the MCG.

St Kilda used a dominant third quarter in which it kicked five unanswered goals to run out 15. 5. (95) to 7. 13. (55) winners.

The Saints were widely projected to finish on the bottom half of the ladder after an off-season marred by injuries to star players Jake Carlisle, Dylan Roberton and Paddy McCartin but came home strong to shock the much-fancied Demons.

Saints star Jack Billings' move to the midfield has been a revelation in 2019 and he continued his outstanding season with 28 disposals and two goals including one on the siren.

Jack Steven

Former Demons forward Dean Kent also starred against his old side, finishing with three goals and 20 disposals, while Tim Membrey finished with four goals in a dominant performance up forward.

Clayton Oliver (31 possessions) and Angus Brayshaw (27) were influential for the Demons, who struggled to get a contribution across the board once again in a frustrating start to the season.

Braydon Preuss was lively with two first-quarter goals, but Membrey matched him with a couple of his own as the Saints edged to a four-point lead at the first break.

The Demons pressed early in the second term but let themselves down time and again with skill errors.

Kent burns his old team

The Saints didn't need to be asked twice and went about taking the game away from Simon Goodwin's men, who were made to look lacklustre and disorganised at times.

Billings made it a 15-point St Kilda lead at halftime and back-to-back goals to former Melbourne forward Dean Kent rubbed salt in the wounds as the margin blew out to 45 points at three-quarter time.

The Demons offered some resistance after the restart with a couple of goals to Jake Melksham, but that effort soon dissipated, leaving the Saints to enjoy an impressive win.

- With AAP

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