The Saints travelled to the Western Oval in Round 24, without star forward Tony Lockett, with hopes of ending the 1994 season on high against Fitzroy. Early goals to Nicky Winmar, Wayne Thornborrow and Kristian Bardsley had them well on their way before a Lions surge saw the margin just one point at the first break.
The Saints were again out of the blocks early in the second quarter with Craig O’Brien‘s first, and Stewart Loewe‘s third goal helping to once again open and handy break on the Lions. This time there would be no respite. O’Brien would add a second before half time which, along with a sharp finish from Matthew Lappin and two goals from Damon Shaw saw the Saints out to 26-point lead.
Shaw and O’Brien would each kick a third in the third quarter, Dean Anderson would kick his first, while Loewe would add two more to have five for the afternoon. They would see the margin extended to 38-points at the last change. Nathan Burke and Anderson would again see to it that the visitors started the better in the final quarter but a spirited Lions team would not allow the margin to blow out. Peter Everitt and Craig Davenport, the latter through a nice finish from outside 50, would get themselves on the scoresheet though before the final siren sounded to confirm a a 38-point victory.