Dom­i­nant Thunder give Demons hell

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

PEEL Thunder cre­ated an­other slice of his­tory at Lath­lain Park on Satur­day with the reign­ing premiers record­ing their big­gest ever WAFL vic­tory, down­ing Perth by 90 points.

Hav­ing bro­ken through for the club’s maiden premier­ship in 2016, and record­ing a seven-game win­ning run for the first time af­ter wins in the open­ing two rounds of 2017, the Thunder made more his­tory on Satur­day at the ex­pense of the Demons.

Peel’s pre­vi­ous four wins this sea­son had only been by an av­er­age of 36.8 points, while Perth’s pre­vi­ous six losses had been by an av­er­age of 32.2 points.

With the Demons com­ing off a thrilling win over Clare­mont, there was noth­ing to sug­gest what even­tu­ated on Satur­day.

The Thunder dom­i­nated from the out­set to lead by 13 points at quar­ter­time, 42 at half­time, 71 at three-quar­ter time and 90 by the fi­nal siren to beat the Demons 18.15 (123) to 5.3 (33).

The win is not only Peel’s big­gest ever since join­ing the WAFL in 1997, but its third straight this sea­son.

The team now en­ters the state game break con­sol­i­dated in the top five with a 5-4 record and a strong per­cent­age. Perth slips to 2-7 with the loss. Peel did not have a player in its 22 who did not make a good con­tri­bu­tion and the only one not to reach dou­ble-fig­ures in pos­ses­sions was Leroy Jetta, who kicked three goals. Chris Pike

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