Wickham Wolves go clear of the pack as Cross boots 10
The Wickham Wolves have moved to the top of the NPFL table while the Dampier Sharks’ season hangs by a thread after a 94-point thrashing in favour of the visitors at Windy Ridge at the weekend.
The victory has set tongues wagging about a potential fairytale triple for Wickham, with their reserves side and rugby league counterparts also sitting pretty at the top of the table.
Unlike the previous week, it didn’t take long for the Wolves to hit their straps against a severely depleted Sharks outfit, booting five majors in the first term.
Jarrod Cross was unstoppable up front on his way to a 10-goal haul, all but securing him the leading goal scorer title with 52 goals, 13 clear of his nearest rival.
The Wolves lost their radar in the second term but 11 more goals in the second half gave them the percentage boost needed to leapfrog the Swans into first place with a 19.18 (132) to 5.8 (38) win.
A match in South Hedland against the Swans in the final round is likely to decide who gains the crucial home-ground advantage come finals time.
The Wolves reserves made light work of the Sharks earlier in the night, disposing of their opponents 20.25 (145) to 3.2 (20).
With two rounds to play, the Wolves have now secured top spot on the reserves ladder.
Wolves reserves are 12 points clear of Rovers.