Jeremy Cameron kicked the following objective instantly after half-time and the Saints have been by no means an opportunity from that time on as their hearts sank and their supporters checked how Richmond have been going as they hoped to cling to the eighth rung on the ladder.
Max Holmes was excellent on the wing as Geelong rediscovered their ball motion, whereas their defence led by the precocious Sam De Koning – who defeated Max King – stored the Saints goalless for the third quarter. Jake Kolodjashnij was glorious in his a hundred and fiftieth recreation, with Jack Henry enjoying ahead whereas Rhys Stanley stamped himself because the No. 1 ruckman.
The run of eight unanswered targets ended when Higgins kicked a objective halfway by way of the ultimate quarter with the margin out to 58 factors at that time. St Kilda’s disappointing efficiency was exacerbated by an ankle harm to veteran Dan Hannebery, who could have performed the ultimate recreation of his profession.
The largest headache for the Cats will likely be at choice with Dangerfield, Selwood, Gary Rohan and Mark Blicavs all on the sidelines, with Blicavs managed whereas Rohan was within the concussion protocols.
Brandan Parfitt, in simply his second recreation again from a hand harm, discovered type within the third quarter because the Cats look to get their greatest gamers enjoying at their greatest in September.
St Kilda are as soon as once more in a struggle to complete within the finals, with Richmond taking their place within the high eight, the Saints battling Brisbane on Friday night time whereas Richmond play Hawthorn.
GEELONG 6.4 8.5 12.7 17.8 (110)
ST KILDA 3.0 7.1 7.4 10.5 (65)
Geelong: Smith 3, Hawkins 3, Cameron 2, Stengle 2, Guthrie, Henry, Duncan, Close, Holmes, Menegola, Tuohy.
St Kilda: Higgins 2, Membrey 2, King, Butler, Wood, Sinclair, Steele, Long.
Geelong: Holmes, Bews, Smith, DeKoning, Kolodjashnij, Close, Stanley.
St Kilda: Wilkie, Higgins, Steele, Crouch.
UMPIRES Stevic, Broadbent, Heffernan.
VENUE GMHBA Stadium.