Dominant Thunder give Demons hell
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