Geelong claimd top spot on the AFL ladder with an emphatic 86-point thumping of Hawthorn.

Unbeaten Geelong have claimed top spot on the AFL ladder with an emphatic 86-point thumping of Hawthorn.

TEMPERS FLARE: Geelong and Hawthorn players exchange pleasantries during their Easter Monday showdown at the MCG. Picture: Getty Images

TEMPERS FLARE: Geelong and Hawthorn players exchange pleasantries during their Easter Monday showdown at the MCG. Picture: Getty Images

The Cats heaped misery on Alastair Clarkson's once-great side on Easter Monday, kicking 11 goals to two in the final term to record a 20.14 (134) to 6.12 (48) win.

Chris Scott's team leapt into top spot on the ladder with the percentage-boosting win, knocking Adelaide into second and Richmond into third.

The Hawks are winless after four rounds and anchored to the bottom of the ladder with a percentage of just 56.

The Crows and Tigers also remain unbeaten after defeating Essendon and Brisbane respectively.

Adelaide kicked their highest score of the season in a 24.9 (153) to 13.10 (88) demolition of the Bombers at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night, after six goals from Eddie Betts.

In other games, Richmond, St Kilda, Western Bulldogs, Greater Western Sydney, Gold Coast, Fremantle and West Coast all enjoyed wins over Easter weekend.