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St Kilda thrash Hawthorn by 69 points to post their HIGHEST score under Brett Ratten

Max King boots 4 targets as St Kilda thrash Hawthorn by 69 points to post their HIGHEST score under Brett Ratten and surge up the ladder

  • St Kilda defeated Hawthorn 142-73 to post highest score of Brett Ratten’s reign
  • Saints have now received three video games in a row and climb up to third on AFL ladder 
  • But Hawthorn lost second consecutive recreation and slipped to eleventh 
  • Max King, Tim Membrey, Bradley Hill and Jake Gresham all kicked 4 targets 
  • Hawks coach Sam Mitchell lamented his facet’s lack of management in defeat 

Max King’s heroics weren’t required on this event as free-scoring St Kilda continued their AFL resurgence with a third-straight victory, thrashing Hawthorn by 69 points.

Emerging famous person King had grabbed the 2 earlier video games by the throat when the Saints wanted a hero to step up in frantic finishes towards Fremantle and Richmond.

But the Hawks conflict was a comparative Sunday stroll as St Kilda posted their highest score under Brett Ratten within the 22.10 (142) to 10.13 (73) win on the MCG.

Max King booted four goals as St Kilda thrashed Hawthorn by 69 points on Sunday

Max King booted 4 targets as St Kilda thrashed Hawthorn by 69 points on Sunday

The Paddy Ryder-Rowan Marshall mixture delivered once more because the pair outpointed inexperienced Hawk Ned Reeves within the ruck and had an impression in assault.

Ryder kicked two targets from 10 disposals however will appeal to scrutiny from the match review officer over a late bump on Will Day, who was substituted out of the match with a concussion.

Brad Hill kicked a career-best 4 targets at half-forward in a tally matched by teammates Tim Membrey and Jade Gresham, who each booted targets in every quarter.

Bradley Hill also helped himself to a four-goal haul as the Saints hammered the Hawks

Bradley Hill additionally helped himself to a four-goal haul because the Saints hammered the Hawks

Tim Membrey was considered one of 4 Saints participant to boot 4 majors as St Kilda posted their highest level tally of the Brett Ratten’s reign

While Hawthorn slipped to a second consecutive defeat after losing to Carlton last week

While Hawthorn slipped to a second consecutive defeat after dropping to Carlton final week

There have been no main fireworks from King, although he additionally completed with 4 majors, together with three within the remaining time period, as considered one of eight goal-kickers within the snug win.

Jack Sinclair, Jack Steele and Brad Crouch have been vital for the Saints in a win coach Ratten stated would build perception and momentum.

‘It was a step ahead for us,’ Ratten stated.

Brad Crouch finished with 29 disposals as St Kilda completely dominated proceedings

Brad Crouch completed with 29 disposals as St Kilda fully dominated proceedings

While Jack Sinclair had a monster game for the Saints, finishing with a team-high 35 disposals

While Jack Sinclair had a monster recreation for the Saints, ending with a team-high 35 disposals

‘Hawthorn’s performed some actually good soccer within the first three rounds and harm opposition groups on counter-attack and been very potent.

‘But we constructed our recreation and throughout the board we caught what we have been attempting to do and it labored rather well.

‘Our defence helps our offence and that is been actually pleasing.’

Luke Breust (right) was one of two Hawthorn player to kick three goals against the Saints

Luke Breust (proper) was considered one of two Hawthorn participant to kick three targets towards the Saints

Hawthorn ball magnet Tom Mitchell was busy on the stoppages, main his facet to a 34-30 clearance benefit, whereas Mitch Lewis kicked 3.5 for the Hawks and took an enormous mark on Ben Paton’s again within the dying levels.

Luke Breust additionally kicked three targets.

But St Kilda’s effectivity advised a story as they created 32 scores from 46 inside-50s, in contrast to the Hawks’ 23 from 45.

Tellingly, the Saints have been ready to blunt Hawthorn’s rebound off half-back and compelled their opponents right into a string of errors.

Hawks coach Sam Mitchell lamented his side's poor control of the football after the game

Hawks coach Sam Mitchell lamented his facet’s poor management of the soccer after the sport

‘We could not stand up to their strain on the finish of the day and we had 9 turnovers in our defensive 50, which causes 9 scoring photographs for them,’ Hawks coach Sam Mitchell stated.

‘With the kind of recreation that we wish to play, we will not afford [to do that] towards any facet.

‘To their credit score, they put quite a lot of strain on us.’

The consequence gave St Kilda a 3-1 report forward of a house recreation towards Gold Coast in spherical 5, whereas Hawthorn (2-2) face a troublesome check towards conventional rivals Geelong on Easter Monday.

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