Wolves deliver solid game against Sharks to host finals
Wickham will host finals footy this year after the table-topping Wolves knocked off the Dampier Sharks by 31 points.
For Wickham it is a chance to forget about the heartbreak of 2016, when the hot favourites lost two straight home finals games to miss a golden opportunity for the flag.
The Wolves started strongly and defended their early lead throughout the night to record an 11.8 (74) to 5.13 (43) victory.
A five-goal first quarter set the tempo for the game, as the Wolves were fast in attack and staunch in defence, keeping the Sharks to two behinds by the first break.
The game went end-to-end in the second, with the Sharks and Wolves trading blows.
In the third term, however, the Sharks made inroads into bridging the gap. Deon Alec proved crucial for the visitors as they kept the Wolves goalless in the third term.
Wayward kicking proved an enemy of the Sharks, however, as their three third-term goals came with six behinds.
The Wolves started the final quarter ahead by 13 despite having two fewer scoring shots, and had the legs to bring the game home, running in three goals to nil to close out the game and ensure there would be no repeat of 2016.
Jarrod Cross booted four majors for the Wolves, and Tyson Nicholas kicked three.
Wolves fans also celebrated the reserves side’s big win over the Port Hedland Rovers.
The home side put on a blistering final term to record a comfortable 12.7 (79) to 3.6 (24) win.
Chris Milne kicked five goals.