Were the majority of South Melbourne's 1962 team accountants, auditors & book-keepers, obsessed with matching numbers like perfectly balanced debits and credits? One has to wonder, given the way the Swans played a Round 13 game against St Kilda at the Lake Oval. In the first quarter, South kicked 4.4, 2.2 in the second & 3.3 in the third, to go to the final change with a score of 9.9-63. And it looked a match-winning score, given the Saints had trailed all day due to dismal scoring evidenced by their paltry quarter by quarter scores of 2.4, 2.9 & 3.9. Maybe the Swans were so obsessed with maintaining perfect symmetry that their final quarter strategy was not to score at all, given the Saints trailed by 36 points and seemingly posed little danger? If this was the plan, it back-fired big time. The Swans did indeed fail to score, but allowed the Saints to score 8.5-53, St Kilda reeling in the Swans' 6-goal lead then running away to win by 17 points, 11.14-80 to 9.9-63.