WILLETTON’S finals hopes continue to nosedive after suffering their fourth consecutive defeat in Premier Cricket on Saturday.
The Dragons went down to top four contenders Pert
h by 97 runs at Burrendah Reserve on Saturday.
Liam Guthrie stood up in the absence of Josh Nicholas to take 3-23, as the Dragons were bowled out for 176 in pursuit of Perth’s day one score of 9-273.
D’Arcy Short was destructive on his return to grade cricket with 49, while skipper Matt Johnston scored 47, with the pair lacking support from other batsmen.
Dean Nelson took 2-29 from his 11 overs, as the Dragons were bowled out in the 56th over.
Perth finished 1-73 in the second innings, with Jacob Van Galen making a run-a-ball 45 not out to put an exclamation mark on a great win.
The Dragons are now down in ninth with three rounds to play before finals.