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Saints' VFL side slumps to unwanted record

Wide World of Sports logo Wide World of Sports 17/06/2018 Chris De Silva
a man standing in front of a crowd: St Kilda's VFL affiliate Sandringham has failed to score a single goal in their clash against Williamstown © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd St Kilda's VFL affiliate Sandringham has failed to score a single goal in their clash against Williamstown

St Kilda's horror season has seen a new low with their VFL affiliate failing to score a single goal in a horror loss Williamstown. 

The Sandringham Zebras side, which featured 17 AFL-listed players, managed to score just nine behinds in their 68-point loss.

The contest took place in horrid conditions and amazingly the Zebras held a slim lead at quarter-time, before Williamstown reeled off 11 consecutive goals.

Sandringham's score of 0.9.(9) was their lowest in club history and was the first time a VFL side had been held goalless for an entire game since 1919 when Northcote was held to just four behinds by North Melbourne at Arden Street.

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Despite the poor performance, one of the Zebras' AFL-listed players, ruckman Tom Hickey, put his hand up for selection in the Saints' side with a 58-hitout, 24-disposal performance, while veteran defender Sam Gilbert chipped in with 24 disposals of his own.

The first half of the contest was a desperate slog with the Zebras posting five behinds to lead at the quarter-time break, before the Seagulls kicked two goals before half time. 

Incredibly, the Zebras were still in the game at three-quarter time, down by just 15 points at the final change before the Seagulls kicked away in the final term. 

Sandringham's terrible performance comes following a spirited comeback by St Kilda in the AFL as they overcame a five-goal deficit to defeat the Gold Coast Suns. 

   

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