Win against Rovers moves Dampier Sharks up to third spot on ladder
Dampier Sharks had an important win over Port Hedland Rovers in their Saturday night round 8 league clash.
The 13.13 (91) to 10.10 (70) result to the Sharks puts some distance between the two teams, which along with the Karratha Kats have been occupying the middle of the table in close company so far this season.
Sharks were consistently up a few goals from the start and kept up that pace to gradually extend their lead to 21 points by the final siren.
Rovers were never far behind but could not manage to catch up and narrow the margin.
Sharks had several high goal scorers in Ashley Cooper, Harrison Weeding and Shane McIntosh who scored three each.
Ben Gasior also slotted in three for the Rovers.
The result sends the Sharks up to third place on the NPFL ladder, jumping over the Kats after they drew with the Wickham Wolves this round.
Rovers are now a game down on both teams and sitting in fifth place.
Earlier in the night, the Sharks reserves side thrashed the Rovers, 12.11 (83) to 2.2 (14).