St Kilda has emerged with the four points up on the Gold Coast after a fourth quarter comeback, but they’ve given their supporters little to look forward to according to Justin Leppitsch and Daisy Pearce.
The Saints were 15 points down at three quarter time yet fired up in the last to kick four unanswered goals and emerge nine point winners.
Their style on Saturday afternoon was a shadow of what it was this time last year, and despite the late rally, it was an overall poor brand of footy for a team that wants to play finals this year, Justin Leppitsch told SEN.
“It was just such a lame game from both teams from a defensive point of view,” Leppitsch said.
“I think you can take something out of the last quarter, but after the first three quarters both looked like bottom six teams.”
Daisy Pearce was more scathing in her criticism, saying the Saints can’t contend with their gamestyle from today.
“They go home with the four points, but they haven’t done enough to convince me they’re going to contend or win a final this year,” she said.
“I reckon they won one of the four quarters (against a side they could have dominated).”
Things are likely to get much harder for the Saints in the coming weeks, facing Geelong - fresh off pumping the reigning premiers- and the in-form Bulldogs.