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Bruce saves the Saints

St Kilda have snatched a nine-point win from the Fremantle Dockers in a see-sawing game at Domain Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Josh Bruce was the Saints savior with two goals in the final moments of the game to push his team from a three-point deficit to a nine-point win, 12.8 (80) to 12.17 (89).

The Saints broke a Perth drought claiming their first victory in seven games in the West, but it came at a cost with Sam Gilbert taken off the ground on a stretcher after a collision with Cam McCarthy in the third quarter.
And while Fremantle had their big man, Aaron Sandilands, back in the line up, he limped off the ground in the first quarter with another hamstring injury and didn’t return to the game.

Michael Walters kicked a career high six goals and Ethan Hughes clocked up career high statistics as well with 30 disposals and 14 marks, but Jack Steele with his 15 tackles and Sebastian Ross’ 33 disposals were too much for the home side.

Hear how the game played out

Ross Lyon spoke with the media after the loss and says Aaron Sandilands hamstring injury is season ending.

Michael Walters spoke with us after the game

Sebastian Ross spoke with us after the game

“We like to play quick and that’s how we’ll try and start. Fremantle are a good defensive team, so they’ll be looking to take that one away from us,” St Kilda Assistant Coach, Adam Kingsley, spoke with 6PR before the game.

“Hopefully it comes out again today, our pressure and hit around the ball was really good so we’re starting to turn the table on the opposition,” Fremantle Dockers Assistant Coach, Michael Prior previewed the game with us.

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