Wasps main­tain pace, solid de­fence to de­stroy Storm

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Per­era

Round 4 of the Pil­bara Rugby League saw a big win for the Wickham Wasps in their away game against Kar­ratha Storm on Fri­day.

The Wasps con­tin­ued their strong sea­son so far with a fast and hard-tack­ling per­for­mance that gave them the edge, and racked up a fi­nal score of 60-10 at the Kar­ratha Leisure­plex oval.

Mean­while, the usu­ally strong Storm were low on play­ers due to in­jury and ab­sence, and strug­gled to make much of an im­pres­sion against the on­slaught.

The Wasps came out fir­ing from the start and com­pletely dom­i­nated play in the first half.

They put to­gether some smooth pas­sages of play while also ap­ply­ing plenty of pres­sure to the Storm play­ers, who couldn’t find space to get a point in edge­wise.

The half-time score­board fig­ure of 30-0 to the Wasps re­flected the state of the match by that point.

Storm started the sec­ond half well and worked hard to pen­e­trate the solid Wasps’ de­fence, though it was not an easy ef­fort.

They man­aged to score their first try of the game early on though missed the con­ver­sion goal, and main­tained their de­ter­mi­na­tion to come back for the rest of the half.

How­ever, the Wasps did not slump and main­tained their firsthalf pace to equal their first-half points de­spite the con­test.

By the time the siren went, the Wasps had ex­tended their lead to 50 points.

In the other round 4 game sched­uled for the week­end, the Kar­ratha Roost­ers for­feited to Port Hed­land Hawks due to a lack of play­ers.

It was the sec­ond time in two week­ends the Hawks’ op­po­nents have for­feited af­ter the Kar­ratha Bron­cos also can­celled their round 3 game.

Next week the Hawks face the Storm in Port Hed­land while the Roost­ers and Bron­cos face off in Kar­ratha.

Pic­tures: Ali­cia Per­era

Marty Scoon of the Wasps dodges Storm's Bai­ley Baker.

Wasps play­ers tackle Storm's Dy­lan Rye.

Ju­nior Tu­liau of the Wasps chases down the ball.

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