The Waroona Demons’ fall from grace has been a harsh one this year, but the former league powerhouse reached it’s lowest point in more than a decade when Centrals handed them a 264-point shellacking on Sunday.
The writing was on the wall heading into the game with the Blues having scored more points than any other team in the competition this year, compared to Waroona who have conceded more than any opposing outfit, but little could have prepared the Demons for a 43.19 (277) to 2.1 (13) blasting.
But oddly enough, and perhaps making their day out even more impressive, Centrals were off to what could have been considered a slow start on the day.
The Blues bagged just four goals in the opening term, and led by just 23 points at quarter time.
However, things got ugly for the visiting Demons afterwards, as Centrals went on to boot 13 goals in each of the remaining three quarters.
The party truly got started with forward Matt Thompson – who finished the day with nine goals – slotting five in the second term.
His scoring power along with a supreme effort from the entire team saw the Blues turn a 23-point lead at quarter time into a 105-point lead at half time.
From there they could have been forgiven for taking their foot off the pedal, but Centrals refused to ease up.
They nailed another 13 goals in the third term, with Matthew Wray snaring three of his six on the day in the quarter, to extend their buffer to 183 points at the final break.
Again, taking the foot off the pedal wasn’t considered by the boys in blue, as they ended their assault with another set of blows buoying them to a 264-point win.
Brayden Sutton booted Waroona’s only two goals for the day.
The victory sets up what should be a much closer clash between Centrals and Rockingham next week, with the two fighting it out for third spot.
M. Thompson 9, M. Wray 6, C. Collard 5, G. Dunn 4, P. Mugambwa 4, J. Martinez 3, B. Faulkner 2, A. Cabassi 2, L. Murray 2, T. Gianatti 2, B. Hill, M. Miller, D. Wilson, F. de Lacy
B. Sutton 2
M. Thompson, M. Wray, C. Collard, P. Mugambwa, G. Dunn, J. Martinez
Z. Moody, M. Thomas