Kingston jumped in to second place on the Kowree Naracoorte-Tatiara ladder after a six-point thrilling victory over Naracoorte at Naracoorte on the weekend.
The game was a stalemate early as both teams looked to gain an upper hand.
The first goal took twelve minutes to come When Todd Lockwood kicked the games and Kingston's first goal.
Tom Rogers and Brandon Tapfield added goals each as Kingston had a strong start in the first quarter and were ahead by 16-points at the first change.
Campbell Watts, Jacob Fisher, Henry Lawrie, Ben Warner and Brett Simpson had all started the game well for the Saints.
Naracoorte had good contributions from Matt Willson, Dylan Albrecht and Keenan Jacobs.
Naracoorte started the second quarter with lots of run and carry through the midfield. Joshua Gregg was getting his hands on the ball and he kicked the Demons first goal.
Matt Willson was zipping around the packs gathering touches and using his left foot to pinpoint passes.
Kingston got a steadying goal after James Siviour put one through and the Saints went ahead by 16-points. Naracoorte controlled play the next ten minutes as they attacked hard and a goal from Bailey Walker and two goals from Rory Taggert had the home team back in the game and in front by two points.
Keenan Jacobs, Matt Willson and Rory Taggert were really combining well around the ground. Kingston responded again when James Siviour and Todd Lockwood got late goals in the quarter and the Saints went in to half time 12-points ahead and with lots of momentum.
Campbell Watts was great at setting up play for the Saints during the quarter. Jake Wehl, James Siviour, Tom Rogers, Brett Simpson, Jacob Fisher and Chad Wood were all prominent during the second quarter for the Saints. Harrison Martin and Ben Rogers was solid down back for Kingston as well.
Naracoorte came out fired up after half time as their midfield started to get on top. Matt Willson was running around everywhere being damaging once he had the ball in his hands.
Nicolas Lacey, Rory Taggert and Keenan Jacobs were adding valuable touches as the Demons got on top in general play.
Aaron Slorach kicked the quarters first goal after a 5-minute battle of the ball moving from end to end. Rory Taggert then got free twice to put two more goals on the board as the Demons went ahead by a goal at the 15-minute mark of the third quarter.
Lachlan Bowler got free and kicked another as the Demons fans were full of voice and the home side pushed ahead by 12-points. Kingston once again fought back towards the end of the quarter and James Siviour stood up again to kick a goal for the visitors to bring them to within 5-points by the last change.
Campbell Watts, Henry Lawrie, Tom Rogers and Brett Simpson had good third quarters for the Saints. Chad Wood and Ben Warner added a bit of class in the half forward area during the quarter. With limited chances, they made the most of it when they had the chance.
The start of the fourth quarter was tense as both sides didn't want to give an inch. Kingston broke the scoreboard first after six minutes when Jack Harding kicked a goal after Tom Rogers found him with a great pass. Kingston had hit the front by one point.
Naracoorte hit back and hit the front again after Matt Willson ran hard to get open and took a mark and went back and kicked the goal.
The Demons went ahead by six points.
Once again, the Saints were able to turn the tide as James Siviour was proving to be a big handful for the Demons to stop.
Siviour was marking everything that came his way and he put two goals in a row on the scoreboard and the Saints had taken back the lead at the 12-minute mark of the fourth quarter.
Brett Simpson was providing great run and really using his left foot to perfection when setting up the play. Jed Castley, Campbell Watts and James Siviour were having great last quarters. Naracoorte fought back again as Rory Taggert got free to kick a goal and put Naracoorte in front at the 14-minute mark of the last quarter.
Dylan Albrecht was playing a great game for the Demons, trying to hold the Saints at bay whenever he had the chance.
Matt Willson, Nicholas Lacey and Keenan Jacobs were fighting hard around the packs. Kingston once again lifted as Tom Rogers went in harder at the ball at every chance.
Ben Warner, Chad Wood and Jed Castley were contributing as the Saints looked to get back the lead. The fans were on edge of their seats as both teams had a chance at either end to either stretch the margin or regain the lead.
The 25-minute mark came and Kingston got the ball in to the safe marking hands of James Siviour. Siviour went back and lined it up and put through the goal to put Kingston ahead by six-points.
Kingston then was able to win a tough contest in the middle and kick the ball around and waste time until the siren went and record a very tough win and move to second on the ladder.
The Kingston reserves dropped out of the top five after they went down to Naracoorte in their Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara game on the weekend.
The Saints battled hard all game long but the Demons had a bit too much fire power during the game.
Kingston once again had to call on some 17 and under players to make up a team.
Zac Hatch, Max Bawden, Liam Braithwaite and Harrison Stenner all put their hands up to play reserves, which was great to see.
Liam Braithwaite kicked two goals in a great performance.
Will Goode, Rowan Werchiwski and Harrison Stenner were the others to kick goals for the Saints.
Josh Troeth went back this week and played a great game attacking the ball, really helped keep the Saints in the game.
Kieran Pass provided great run all game long. Kieran played his best game of the season so far.
Jason Milligan added some much-needed experience in the ruck or when resting in the forward line. Jason has been a great pick up since crossing from Mundulla.
Thomas Crane attacked the football all game long and had some great tackles in defence when he needed to put them on.
Ryan Clarke was his consistent best, using his long kicking to great effect.
Max Bawden had a great crack at senior footy and didn't seem to be out of place as he went in hard and had many great touches.
This week the boys are off to Mundulla in what will be a tough contest.
I'm sure coach Al Harrison will have the boys fired up for the clash.