Wickham Wolves down the Karratha Falcons amid relentless rain
Wickham Wolves and Karratha Falcons had their work cut out in Friday’s round 10 match, with relentless rain and background music from the Beats in the Heat festival sharing Bulgarra Oval making for difficult conditions.
In a hard-fought contest the Wolves prevailed over the Falcons 12.11 (83) to 6.4 (40) to continue their dominant run coming off last week’s victory over the ladder leaders, the South Hedland Swans.
Falcons kept pace in the first quarter and hung in during the second, but the game got away from them after that.
Wickham put in an especially strong showing in the third quarter, when they kicked five goals.
Their final tally of 11 behinds for the match showed the score could have been higher.
The reserves game result was very similar with Wolves winning 12.11 (83) to 5.7 (37).
Wickham booted a steady three majors each quarter, with the eight of those coming from the combined efforts of Beau and Harley Alec.
The home side were fairly lowscoring for most of the game and only kicked one goal a quarter until the final term.
The Falcons reserves are now third on the ladder, tied with the Karratha Kats with a 5-5 win-loss ratio, while the Wolves stay out on top.