De­monic curse con­tin­ues against Tigers

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - Sport -

PERTH once again started strongly but couldn’t keep it go­ing, with Clare­mont keep­ing its sea­son alive with a con­fi­dence-boost­ing 99-point thrash­ing of the Demons at Lath­lain Park on Sat­ur­day.

Un­for­tu­nately for Perth, Sat­ur­day’s game fol­lowed a fa­mil­iar trend, with the Demons start­ing well and even lead­ing at quar­ter-time but then be­ing over­run and suf­fer­ing a dis­ap­point­ing de­feat.

All that was am­pli­fied on Sat­ur­day, with Perth do­ing well to lead by five points af­ter an im­pres­sive first quar­ter.

But Clare­mont went on to kick the next 14 goals in a re­mark­able run, with Perth not manag­ing its fifth and fi­nal goal of the game un­til 15 min­utes into the last term.

That saw Clare­mont end up win­ning 20.13 (133) to 5.4 (34).

It was a 10th straight de­feat for Perth by an av­er­age of 62.3 points and they have dropped to the bot­tom of the lad­der.

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