Speedster Nicholas Hind has taken out best-on-ground honours according to the St Kilda faithful.

The clear winner of the Round 14 Dare Iced Coffee Sainter of the Round, Hind stood tall on what was a dark day for the Saints, nailing three goals to poll nearly 50% of the voting.

Along with his straight treble, the 24-year-old mature-age recruit racked up eight score involvements, 21 pressure acts and four inside-50s.

Dan Hannebery earned two votes after impressing in his premier outing in red, white and black, collecting 27 disposals (11 contested) and showcasing his trademark toughness inside.

It was a promising first hit-out for the ex-Swan, and his ability to continue to lead at the coalface should have Saints fans excited about their new No. 10.

Young gun Rowan Marshall rounded out the voting, after the Portland product refused to yield all afternoon.

His 37 hit-out, five-tackle performance was the latest in a run of good games for the Saints’ newly re-signed big man.

St Kilda returns to host Richmond at Marvel Stadium this Sunday at 1.10pm for the fourth edition of Maddie’s Match.