Chapman had 16 disposals and showed plenty of grunt last night but troubled the club medicos after he limped off the field at the end of the match with what appeared to be a sore calf, which has been a frustrating injury for Chapman in the past.
“He had five shots at goal,” Cats coach Chris Scott said.
“We weren’t unhappy with the role he played.
“I didn’t get any feedback from the medical staff about his calf, and I’d be very disappointed if he did feel his calf because we were adamant that he wouldn’t play unless he was completely right.”
Scott said the Cats had a mental lapse in the third term as the Saints continued to pounce on what seemed to be an a match-winning lead to get within one-point early in the final term.
However, the Cats withstood the challenge to post a seven goal win and secure a spot in this year’s finals series.
St Kilda’s season, meanwhile, is well and truly over with some players feeling sore and sorry including forward Rhys Stanley, who came off the field with fractured ribs.
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