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Hind speeds his way to SOTR

Nick Hind was electric in his first outing at the MCG, taking out the Round 22 Dare Iced Coffee Sainter of the Round. - St Kilda Saints,Carlton Blues,Nick Hind,Jack Steele,Hunter Clark
Nick Hind was electric in his first outing at the MCG, taking out the Round 22 Dare Iced Coffee Sainter of the Round.

It was decided by the slimmest of margins, but as voted by you, Nick Hind is your Round 22 Dare Iced Coffee Sainter of the Round. 

The speed machine was in full flight on Saturday afternoon, booting two goals from 13 disposals to keep St Kilda in the hunt. 

Hind got the ball rolling for the Saints in style, winning the footy at centre wing and taking four bounces at breakneck speed before coolly converting. 

Although booting just the one more major, the mature-age recruit remained heavily involved with eight score involvements.

Unfortunately, the red, white and black’s potency up forward dried up as the match wore on, with Carlton running out as 10-point victors. 

Coming narrowly in second place is Jack Steele, whose tough-as-nails performance nullified superstar Blue, Patrick Cripps.

The battle between the two No. 9’s went largely in favour of the Saints, with the Belconnen product nothing up 20 disposals (12 contested), 14 tackles and 41 pressure acts.

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Steele’s attention on the Carlton co-captain greatly diminished his influence on the contest, with Cripps finishing with the 22 touches in his 100th game.

Rounding out this week’s voting is Hunter Clark, with the young jet continuing his impressive patch of form. 

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The 19-year-old found plenty of space across half-back, collecting 21 disposals and three rebound-50s with a great deal of class.

St Kilda will face Sydney next Saturday at the SCG for the annual Pride Game.