Geelong's winning run continued on Saturday evening with yet another victory, seeing off St Kilda by 45 points at GMHBA Stadium.

The Cats started and finished the game well, sandwiching the Saints' fightback which saw the margin reduced to as little as four points late in the second quarter.

The Saints, who were the last team to beat Geelong back in round nine, were unable to sustain their effort for long enough. After an impressive end to the first half, St Kilda was run over - shipping nine goals to two in the second half.

St Kilda's hopes of a return to September action have now taken a hit, with Richmond's win over Port Adelaide seeing them fall out of the top eight heading into a difficult end to the season - while midfielder Dan Hannebery was subbed out with an ankle injury in his second game back in the side.

Early on, it was all Geelong. However, in the second quarter, St Kilda was a completely different outfit, showcasing the famed pressure Brett Ratten had spoken so glowingly about for weeks. The Saints' intent around the ground went up tenfold and they were able to not only level things in the middle, but gain a semblance of control.

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As a result, the scoreboard began ticking over, with the Saints booting four goals to the Cats' two in the second term - but a late goal to Geelong kept the visitors at an arm's length with the margin back out to 10 points at the major break.

From that point on, Geelong booted nine unanswered goals as it continued its undefeated run against the Saints at GMHBA Stadium.

GEELONG    6.4     8.5     12.7   17.8 (110)
ST KILDA      3.0     7.1     7.4     10.5 (65)

GOALS  
Geelong: Hawkins 3, Smith 3, Stengle 2, Cameron 2, Menegola, Tuohy, Henry, Duncan, Holmes, Close, Z.Guthrie
St Kilda: Higgins 2, Membrey 2, Sinclair, Wood, King, Steele, Butler, Long

BEST  
Geelong: De Koning, Menegola, Parfitt, Smith, Hawkins, Smith, Holmes, Duncan
St Kilda: Crouch, Wood, Marshall, Steele, Sinclair, Windhager

INJURIES  
Geelong: Nil
St Kilda: Hannebery (ankle)

LATE CHANGES
Geelong: Mark Blicavs (managed), Patrick Dangerfield (calf tightness) and Jonathon Ceglar replaced in selected side by Sam Menegola, Luke Dahlhaus and Zach Tuohy
St Kilda: Nil

MEDICAL SUBS
Geelong: Jonathon Ceglar
St Kilda: Zak Jones (replaced Dan Hannebery in the fourth quarter)