EDENHOPE-APSLEY proved it was a cut above the rest after it dispatched Harrow-Balmoral in a battle of two finals-bound sides on Saturday.
The Roos came out fired up and put the first two goals on the board before the Saints kicked one of their own to take a 15-10 lead into the first change.
But as the conditions deteriorated in the second quarter, it was Edenhope-Apsley that got on top.
The Saints piled on 13 goals to two after quarter-time to run out with an 11-goal win.
Cameron Domaschenz continued his quietly impressive season with another four goals to take his season tally to 35 from 13 matches.
Star on-ballers Brent Christie and Dave McLeish and defender Ben Johnson were again impressive.
Roo Chris Heath stood up well in his role across half-back, while Will Plush and brothers Peter and Joel Staude were also among the best.
Saints co-coach Mal Coutts said he was happy with his team's performance after a slow start.
"They got the first two goals and they were up and about, but from the 15-minute mark of the first quarter we outplayed them," he said.
Roos coach Brent Forsyth said he was disappointed but not discouraged by the result.
"We started really well but we didn't do the basics well enough and against a classy side like Edenhope-Apsley, that's going to come back to hurt you," he said.
"The basics was what let us down ."
Saints co-coach James Dixon had a tooth knocked out and left the game early, while Xavier Close spent the last quarter on the bench with soreness in his legs.