Rampant Wolves annihilate Swans
A desperately undermanned South Hedland side were no match for the league-leading Wickham Wolves at Kevin Scott Oval in round 9 in the North Pilbara Football League.
Led by captain Tim Renton, the Wolves were far too slick by both hand and foot running out 71point winners to cement their place on top of the ladder. A sixgoal-to-two opening term set the tone for the visitors, combined with resolute defence, led by Brooke Ball. Keeping the Swans scoreless in the final quarter allowed the Wickham team to steadily boost their season percentage as the game wore on.
Swans defenders, led by Cain Aubrey, saw plenty of the football as the Wolves midfielders kept pumping the ball into their forward line.
It was like watching the legendary King Canute trying to hold back the tide as the Swans defenders tried their best to hold off the rampant Claude Taylor (six goals) and the helmeted Ty Nicholas (three goals).
Jack Coppin managed three goals for the Swans to the main break but was rarely sighted after half-time. With the Dampier Sharks win over the Karratha Kats at home on Friday night, Wickham now sit a game clear on top of the league ladder going into the bye weekend.
South Hedland remain in fourth spot on the ladder and travel to Dampier after the bye week. In the earlier game, the home team were far too good for the Wolves with a comfortable 35-point win, which tightens up the race for the finals in reserve grade.
A Wickham Wolves player looks upfield.
Wickham Wolves and South Hedland Swans.