Where and when: Marvel, Saturday 3rd April, 2021 at 4:35pm (AEDT)
Last time they met: Rd 12, 2020: St Kilda 10.8 (68) def Essendon 5.3 (33) at the GABBA.
The Saints put this one away early with a 7 goal to 2 goal first-half against an under-manned Essendon. Jones, Steele and Billings had plenty of the ball while King kicked 3 goals and Membrey 2 goals. For the Bombers, Merrett, Shiel, McGrath and Parish were serviceable but they were probably never a chance with injuries to Daniher, Stringer, Fantasia, Laverde and Smith.
This match feels very similar to last season when the Saints played the Bombers with multiple players missing through injury. And for the Saints, it’s a good thing too. They need a win after an unimpressive win against the Giants and then being outclassed by the Demons. The debut of Brad Crouch is sure to help the Saints’ midfield get on top and it will take a massive effort from the Bombers’ few remaining stars if they are to kick a winning score.
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