Wolves dig deep to record win over Rovers in NAIDOC round match

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Per­era

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.

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