Dampier Sharks’ Ricky Cary secured a thrilling after-the-siren goal to draw level with Karratha Kats in round 4 of the North Pilbara Football League. The Kats and Sharks, the top two teams in the league, battled it out in a nail-biting game that saw the lead change hands multiple times. The Kats were up by a single goal when the final siren sounded, leaving the Sharks with one last opportunity to snatch victory. Cary seized the chance and marked the ball outside the 50-metre arc. With the crowd on the edge of their seats, he lined up his shot and sent the ball sailing through the posts for a dramatic draw. The result left the Sharks hot on the heels of the Kats, with a single win separating the two teams at the top of the league table. In the round’s other games, South Hedland Swans held on for a tight three-point victory over the Wickham Wolves, while the Karratha Falcons overpowered the Port Hedland Rovers by 34 points. The Swans’ win over the Wolves was their second of the season, with the final score Swans 9.13 (67) to Wolves 9.10 (64). The Falcons put on an impressive display to defeat the struggling Rovers, with the final score Falcons 10.16 (76) to Rovers 6.6 (42). The Sharks will look to continue their momentum against the Swans in round 5, while the Wolves will seek to bounce back against the Falcons. The Rovers, still winless this season, face a tough assignment against the Kats. The upcoming round promises more thrilling moments like Cary’s after-the-siren heroics as every team fights for a spot in the finals. In the reserves, the Kats were able to best the Sharks 11.8 (74) to 6.6 (42), while the Swans dominated the Wolves 28.13 (181) to 1.6 (12) and the Falcons toppled the Rovers 12.10 (82) to 6.6 (42). In the women’s competition, the Karratha Kats defeated the Dampier Sharks 6.11 (47) to 1.2 (8), while Wickham managed a one-point victory over the South Hedland Blazers, Blazers 2.9 (21) to Wickham 3.4 (22). The Karratha Falcons managed to hold the Port Hedland Rovers to just a single goal to claim victory, 6.6 (42) to 1.1 (7).