Wolves eye top-spot fin­ish af­ter thrash­ing Fal­cons by 131 points

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Per­era

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).

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.