The Perth Demons dealt a tough blow to Peel Thunder on Saturday sending them back to the bottom of the ladder after a 34-point loss at Bendigo Bank Stadium.
Despite Thunder matching their tenacity in the first quarter, the Demons swift movement and loose players in the centre created a major lead finishing 15.26 (116) to 12.10 (82).
A decent three-goal effort by both teams in the first term tightened the chances of the Thunder climbing the ladder above both Perth and South Fremantle to seventh but was swept away after the Demons four goals, leading into the half-time break.
Thunder fought back in the last half outscoring Perth 7.12 to 5.6 but it was too late as Perth powered home with another four goals and eight points in the last quarter bring their scoring shots to 41.
Pat Travers carved the midfield with 29 disposals while Toby Gianatti booted the ball back into play from the backline picking up 28 disposals, 19 of those kicks.
Matt Orzel also had a good game in the midfield with 24 disposals.
Brad Holmes brought a bag of goals to the game booting his first at the end of the first term with his siren calling goal off the left pocket boosting Peel’s morale.
Holmes continued to slot through the centre posts throughout the game including a replicated first term goal in the third quarter, finishing his tally with six and one point.
Peel Thunder will take on West Perth Falcons at Bendigo Bank Stadium this Saturday where Peel Thunder will host their annual Family Day.