A typically-resolute performance from Seb Ross wasn't enough to keep the St Kilda bandwagon rolling, with the Saints bowing out of the AFL finals at the hands of the reigning premiers.
The former Horsham Demon was named among St Kilda's best in the 31-point loss to Richmond in Friday night's semi-final.
Ross was one of the Saints' most consistent ball-winners, finishing with a team-high 25 touches and 11 contested possessions.
The 27-year-old also bagged a goal that gave his side a glimmer of hope, after finding himself open in the goal-square at the start of the final term.
Despite cutting the deficit to 17, and supporting the play with tireless work on the wing, Ross couldn't do any more to help his side to a historic win.
St Kilda's breakthrough 2020 season officially closed at the weekend with the Trevor Barker Medal count.
Ross was unable to snare back-to-back club best-and-fairests, with the honour going to All-Australian midfielder Jack Steele.
MAKING NEWS ACROSS THE WIMMERA:
The Saints' vice-captain finished tenth in the count.
Former Horsham Saint Jarrod Berry remains the Wimmera's hope for an AFL premiership.
The 24-year-old has become an instrumental part of Brisbane's midfield, and is now only one game away from a maiden grand-final appearance.
Brisbane host Geelong in Saturday nights' preliminary final.
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