Wolves dig deep to record win over Rovers in NAIDOC round match
Wickham Wolves tightened their grip on second position on the NPFL league ladder with a 31-point win over the Port Hedland Rovers on Saturday.
The Wolves did not have an easy game and had to dig deep to record the 13.18 (96) to 7.13 (55) win in their NAIDOC round match on Wickham Oval.
The Rovers began well in attack and were 10 points up at the end of the first term, but they suffered from a slump in the second quarter and only managed to put a few points on the board, while the Wolves recovered and kicked ahead.
Port Hedland kept the contest alive in the third quarter, and by the break there were still only nine points in it.
But it was the home side that put in an especially good performance in the last quarter. They kicked six goals to Rovers’ one to finish with a clear win.
The score difference was far greater in the reserves match, which was also a top-two play-off.
After recording 1.3 on the scoreboard in the first quarter, the Rovers’ forwards were unable to score at all for the next two terms. Meanwhile Wickham dominated forward play throughout the game and barnstormed their way to a big win, 15.13 (103) to 2.4 (16).
Leading reserves goalkicker Wolves’ Beau Alec added another five majors to his total tally for the season.