Wasps maintain pace, solid defence to destroy Storm
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.
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.