St Pats will play Fingal Valley in next Saturday's NTFA division 2 preliminary final after ending Evandale's season with a 27-point victory at Rocherlea yesterday.
In wet, blustery and muddy conditions the match was a slogfest with plenty of stoppages throughout.
The Saints managed to keep their noses in front all day, kicking 3.6 in the opening quarter with the wind while the Eagles went scoreless.
Evandale kicked two goals in the second term with the breeze through Matthew Adams and Damien Rhind but St Pats coach Lenny Towns booted a valuable goal into the wind for St Pats - the only one scored at the Northern end of the ground all day to give the Saints a 19-point lead at half-time.
The Eagles outworked and outmuscled the Saints bottling play up inside St Pats attacking 50 for most of the third quarter, but a kick-in error with a heavy ball saw Kane Stewart mark and goal for the Saints only goal of the quarter.
Despite kicking 1.6 with the wind in the third quarter the Saints led by 28 points at the last change meaning the Eagles needed to kick five goals in the final quarter to win, which was a big ask in the conditions.
Towns put the issue beyond doubt with a soccered goal early in the final quarter that was the sealer - St Pats running out winner 6.14 (50) to 3.5 (23).
''It was a fantastic effort from the boys at our footy club,'' Towns said.
''Full credit to Evandale - they were physical and hard at it and it was always going to be a tough game but to our credit we stuck to our structures and processes and came away with a good win which we're really happy with.
''We've got Fingal next week and they'll be on the rebound which is dangerous but we give ourselves every chance as Matthew (Lowe) will their blokes in a 50-50 preliminary final.''
Towns finished with two goals for the Saints with Tim Faull outstanding as best on ground for his efforts in the ruck with Chris Hay, Jason Moore and Stewart also good players.
Rhind was one of Evandale's best along with Leigh De Jong, Jackson Davey and Justin Hutton.