The Wickham Wolves secured a third-place finish in the final match of the North Pilbara Football League home and away season with a 15-point victory over the South Hedland Swans at Kevin Scott Oval. It was a tight tussle with the Wolves getting on top late to record a 12.18 (90) to 11.9 (75) victory over the South Hedland side to claim the Bobby Alec cup. Wickham came out firing to start the Saturday fixture as they booted four goals in the opening term to the Swans’ one. They headed into the quarter-time break with a 4.6 (30) to 1.2 (8) lead. The Swans fought back admirably in the second term as they slotted five majors to reduce the deficit to three points at the major break. The arm wrestle continued in the third term before the Wolves showed why they’re a top-four side and powered ahead in the dying stages of the final quarter. Henry Bartlett was influential for the visitors, generating a lot of dash and attack through the midfield. He created chances for his forwards and also contributed with two goals of his own. Jack Cheedy and Nelson Ansey were strong up forward, snagging three goals each for Wickham while Drew Woodley booted two. Swans’ Matthew Christie and Malcolm Anderson booted three majors each in a losing side while Jermarl Daly chipped in with two. Dempsey Kelly was a solid performer for the home side, voted best-on-ground by his club. The Swans will head into an early off-season, failing to make finals despite winning the premiership in 2020. Wickham will face the Port Hedland Rovers at home next Saturday in a semifinal for a chance to battle it out against the winner of Dampier Sharks versus Karratha Kats. In the reserves, the Swans were triumphant over the Wolves 14.9 (93) to 7.6 (48) to book a spot in the finals next week. South Hedland held their inaugural Back to Swan Day before their final fixture, providing a chance for former players and officials to come together in celebration of the club’s history. Billy Edgar, Ian Lee and Albert Pianta were inducted as life members of the club.