Wolves strengthen po­si­tion at top af­ter down­ing Fal­cons

Pilbara News - - Sport - Alicia Per­era

Wick­ham Wolves have added an­other win to their strong sea­son record, con­sol­i­dat­ing their po­si­tion at the top of the league lad­der, with an 80-point win over the Kar­ratha Fal­cons on Fri­day night.

The Wolves’ at­tack was firing through­out in their match at Wick­ham Oval, though they suf­fered from a lack of ac­cu­racy in front of goal and, with al­most dou­ble the num­ber of be­hinds as ma­jors, could have won by an even greater mar­gin.

Fal­cons were held goal­less in the first term and were un­able to score more than one ma­jor each quar­ter af­ter that, get­ting to a fi­nal tally of 3.4 for the game. Wick­ham brought it home eas­ily with their con­sis­tently strong ef­fort, win­ning 13.24 (102) to 3.4 (22) by the fi­nal siren.

Danny Wolfenden was the win­ning side’s top goal kicker, scor­ing four ma­jors, while Claude Tay­lor and Tim Ren­ton were also sig­nif­i­cant con­trib­u­tors with three each.

The win puts the Wolves in an even stronger po­si­tion only five rounds away from the fi­nals, pre­serv­ing their record of only one loss for the sea­son so far and get­ting them two games clear of clos­est ri­vals the Kar­ratha Kats, who suf­fered a shock loss to the Port Hed­land Rovers this round.

In the re­serves match, how­ever, it was the Fal­cons who dom­i­nated and col­lected a com­fort­able win against their op­po­nents.

A strong start of three goals to the Wolves’ three points set them up well, and while Wick­ham even­tu­ally es­tab­lished them­selves on the scoreboard, they did it while the Fal­cons kept ex­tend­ing their lead.

The fi­nal score was 15.4 (94) to 7.5 (47) to the Kar­ratha side.

Sam Le kicked four goals for the Fal­cons, while Beau Alec slot­ted three home for the Wolves.

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