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Quarter captain
St Kilda coach Ross Lyon called for a better effort in the game after his side's empty first half.

He got it – and his captain drove it.

Captain Jack Steele led an all-out attack on a previously rampant Richmond in the victories, with the Saints dominating the ground level, forcing turnovers and generating frequent dangerous entries.

Steele had 10 touches for the term, six of them contested, and was a key figure in St Kilda's massive turnaround in the third quarter, which started at the coalface and turned into some impressive transition passes that were absent in the opening hour.

Jack Steele of Saints.

Jack Steele of Saints.credit: GT

Show tea and dusty
Shay Bolton and Dustin Martin turned Norwood Oval into their own stadium in the first half.

Challenged by an injury-ravaged Richmond attack line, the duo's brilliance propelled Richmond into a 21-point quarter-time lead over St Kilda.

Alternating between ball-playing and striker-half, Martin looked fresh and lively on his return from injury, racking up a match-high 20 disposals in the first half.

Meanwhile, Bolton looked the most dangerous striker on either side, finishing with four goals, including two from the pocket of Sir Edwin Smith Pavilion.

Kings Royal Flush
Max King made an indifferent start in his return from a week's suspension, fading two shots on the way to the end of The Parade in the second act – the first recorded a default and the second completely sailed.

He made amazing adjustments after the end of the first half.

Richmond vs St Kilda.

Richmond vs St Kilda.credit: GT

King dropped an easy chest tag to Ben Miller just before the end of time in the third term, as the ball dribbled harmlessly out of bounds.

He got his hands on the subsequent boundary throw-in and defied a near-impossible angle to score a miracle goal from the scoreboard pocket, giving St Kilda their first lead of the afternoon.

Then in the shadows of three-quarter time, the incisive entry found forward Jack Higgins who smashed a six-pointer from the goal square with eight seconds left, extending the resurgent Saints' lead to eight points.

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