Wolves re­bound to sink Sharks and keep their claws on sec­ond spot

Pilbara News - - Sports - Ali­cia Per­era

Wick­ham Wolves re­cov­ered af­ter their shock loss last week to chalk up a re­sound­ing win against the Dampier Sharks.

In the round 7 league game at Wick­ham Oval on Satur­day the home side tri­umphed by 79 points to main­tain their hold on sec­ond place in the com­pe­ti­tion.

Wolves led from the start and ben­e­fited from an early lead.

The sec­ond quar­ter proved to be the clincher.

Wolves ran ram­pant to score seven goals and three points, while Sharks man­aged only one be­hind against the on­slaught.

Dampier more or less matched Wick­ham’s scor­ing shots in the last half of the game, but it was far too late by then to make up the ex­tra ground. The fi­nal score was 21.10 (136) to 8.9 (57).

Wolves’ Jar­rod Cross slot­ted seven goals to con­sol­i­date his po­si­tion as the com­pe­ti­tion’s top goal kicker so far this sea­son, while team­mates Tyson Ni­cholas and Lan­don Punch scored three each.

Sharks’ Layton Cooper kicked three ma­jors for his side.

Wick­ham also blitzed their Dampier op­po­nents in the re­serves clash. Sharks strug­gled to make an im­pres­sion on the score­board through­out and were score­less in the third term.

It gave Wolves a 16.9 (105) to 5.7 (37) win that keeps them on top of the lad­der over the Port Hed­land Rovers on per­cent­age. Wick­ham’s Luke Oest­mann kicked six goals.

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