ST KILDA played to Sydney’s irritating game plan and won by eight points at the SCG on Saturday night.
The Saints led by 20 points at the last change but the Swans come back hard with the first three goals of the final term to win, 15.6 (96) to 13.10 (88).
“We certainly took our opportunities, but 20 points up at three-quarter time, and then we butchered a couple of opportunities early [in the last term],” Saints coach Ross Lyon said.
“Schneider kicked it to them, Montagna kicked it to them and all of a sudden it was game-on and we had to try and win it again.
“We certainly think a lot of our young players have a lot of improvement like [David] Armitage and Sam Gilbert and [Zac] Dawson is only a 23-year-old full-back.”