Peel Thunder's finals hopes are all but over after suffering a nine-point loss to Claremont.
The home side took a 13-point lead in the first break only for it to be erased to just two-points at the main break.
A slow third quarter allowed Claremont to take control and arrest a nine-point lead going into the final quarter.
Peel were unable to chase the deficit down falling to a 11.9.75 to 9.12.66 loss and now three games behind the top five on the WAFL ladder.
Blair Bell and Lachlan Cullen booted three goals each while Benjamin Hancock was the chief ball winner collecting 32 disposals.
The Thunder make the long drive up to Joondalup next week to face West Perth.