Wolves strengthen position at top after downing Falcons
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.