Another week, another big loss for directionless Demons.
After suffering the week from hell, the AFL season fortunes for the Melbourne Demons have not greatly improved.
Fresh off one of th emost humiliating losses in the club’s proud history, when they were thrashed by 148 points by Essendon, the Dees looked only marginally better against. West Coast.
They managed to play a half of competitive football thiss time around.
The Eagles, after trailing by 10 points at the main break following a remarkably impressive performance by the home side, put together their best ever quarter against the Demons to lead by 72 at the final change.
It was an 11-goal-to-one quarter that set up the Eagles’ first win for the season, with Daniel Kerr picking up 19 disposals and five clearances before being subbed out of his first game for the year at three-quarter time and Mark LeCras slotting back in with three goals after his round one arm injury.
The final score was a commanding 27.15 (177) to 13.5 (83), with Josh Kennedy and Jack Darling kicking five goals each and Dean Cox three.
But sadly, the story of the afternoon was the relative ease the Eagles were able to dismiss the Demons after half time and following onfrom the club’s humiliating 148-point loss to Essendon last week and their round one 79-point defeat by Port Adelaide.
The game might have been another fialure from a team perspective, however, Jeremy Howe made a strong claim for mark of the season with this hanger: