Karratha Falcons down Wickham Wolves by 37 points in round two of North Pilbara Football League

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Falcons’ Stirling Hayden kicked two goals.
Camera IconFalcons’ Stirling Hayden kicked two goals. Credit: Alexander Scott/Pilbara News

A dominant Karratha Falcons stunned Wickham Wolves by 37 points in round two of the North Pilbara Football League to secure their first win of the season.

The round two clash took place on April 29 at Bulgarra Oval with the Falcons looking to rebound from their close loss in the opening round while Wickham were out to make it two from two.

The opening term saw both sides tussle for control with the Falcons able to hold a seven point lead going into the first break 3.2 (20) to 2.1 (13).

It was in the second quarter Karratha Falcons exerted their control over the game, kicking 5.3 to the Wolves’ four behinds to run away with a 36-point lead at the main break.

The third quarter was a high scoring quarter for both sides with the Wolves bouncing but only able to cut the deficit to 27 points despite booting five goals.

The Falcons refused to back down, outscoring Wickham in the final quarter and running the game out to the bitter end to secure the victory 15.8 (98) to 8.13 (61).

Cliff Brough scored three goals for the Falcons with plenty of support from his teammates including Stirling Hayden, Chris Miller and Sean Starkey who booted two goals each.

Drew Woodley kicked four goals for Wickham while Nelson Ansey, Micky Ball, Jack Cheedy and Landon Punch kicked one each.

The victory kick-starts Karratha Falcons’ season moving the Bulgarra-based side into second on the ladder four points behind their rivals Karratha Kats, while Wickham dropped to fourth place.

Meanwhile in the reserves, the Falcons crushed the Wolves 12.9 (81) to 2.3 (15) in a dominant attacking display.

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