Wolves eye top-spot finish after thrashing Falcons by 131 points
Wickham Wolves have hung on to top ranking on the North Pilbara Football League ladder going into the last game of the season after thrashing Karratha Falcons by 131 points last Friday night.
It was another high-scoring show of dominance from the Wolves, who were playing on their home turf, but marked another difficult match for the Falcons who struggled to make an impact on the scoreboard.
Wickham set themselves up well in the first quarter, kicking 6.6 to Falcons’ one goal, but outdid even that effort in the final term when they scored a massive eight majors.
The Falcons fought to stay in the game but were held to points only in the final two quarters, making them unable to narrow the margin as their opponents kept kicking ahead. The final score was 22.23 (155) to 3.6 (24) to Wickham.
The result puts Wickham in a good position going up against their main competition for this year’s premiership, the South Hedland Swans — who they led by percentage only — next week.
Landon Punch’s seven goals for the Wolves sent him to third place on the NPFL top goal-kickers ladder.
Wickham also consolidated their top position on the reserves ladder with a 29-point win over Karratha.
The home side won the game 10.9 (69) over the Falcons’ 6.4 (40).