St Kilda answers the critics with solid draw with GWS
TODAY’S LINE-UP: Leigh Matthews, Jimmy Bartel, Caroline Wilson, Tim Lane, Tony Leonard, and Tiff Cherry.
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St Kilda has silenced the critics with a strong showing against GWS, falling agonisingly short of victory.
The Saints were pressing forward in the final seconds, but Jake Carlisle spilled a tough marking chance as the siren sounded.
He may have been infringed by Phil Davis.
Tony Leonard: “97 times out of 100, that’s a free kick to Carlisle.”#AFLSaintsGiants
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Saint star Jack Steven told 3AW Football he thought the free kick should have been paid.
“But I’m very biased!” Steven said.
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St Kilda holds something of a surprise five-point lead at the main break.
Paddy McCartin has two goals, while Blake Acres has racked up 19 touches.
Jimmy Bartel thinks Jack Steven has been the best on ground so far, but Leigh Matthews nominated Tom Hickey.
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Injured Saint Josh Bruce joined the 3AW commentary box before the game.
He said the whole club is looking for a solution after a disappointing start to the year.
“We’ve had some really honest discussions between coaches and players,” Bruce said.
“We’re all in this together.”
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The heat is on the Saints after a couple of humiliating losses in recent weeks.
And the job doesn’t get any easier, with the top-of-the-table Giants on the hunt for a fourth win.
We saw the Crows respond to a disappointing performance in the best way on Friday night. Can the Saints do the same?
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