Coach Neeld fails to help struggling Demons turn a corner

Melbourne Demons coach Mark Neeld.
Melbourne Demons coach Mark Neeld. Scott Barbour / Getty Images

MARK Neeld's future as Demons coach hung by a thread on Sunday night, after his team suffered yet another humiliating loss - 21.17 (143) to 6.12 (48) to the Hawks at the MCG.

Neeld will meet with his club's board today amid speculation he could lose his job, while it was the high-flying Hawks' ninth-straight victory.

Hawks small forward Luke Breust's dominant display included three goals and 15 disposals, while Jarryd Roughead (12 disposals) also booted three.

Hawthorn midfielder Brad Sewell had 31 disposals, including 14 in a tireless first quarter, while Jordan Lewis, Shaun Burgoyne and Isaac Smith were other key contributors.

The form of recruit Chris Dawes was the major positive for Melbourne, the key forward amassing 21 disposals, 12 marks and a goal.

And James Frawley battled hard against Lance Franklin, the Hawthorn spearhead held to two goals, both from free kicks.

But the fact is, the Demons sit second-last on the table with just one win, and their nine losses have come at an average margin of almost 77 points.

It was Hawthorn's 10th straight win over Melbourne, a run dating back to 2006.

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