Falcons win sees Rovers claim NPFL wooden spoon

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
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Camera IconKarratha Leisureplex. Credit: Pilbara News, Tom Zaunmayr

They may not have been playing for a finals spot but there was still a lot at stake when the Karratha Falcons and Port Hedland Rovers clashed on Saturday at Bulgarra Oval.

In the end, the Rovers went down by 57 points placing them at the bottom of this year’s North Pilbara Football League.

Falcons got off to a flying start, booting six goals in the first quarter, whilst the Rovers struggled to find the middle posts and kicked five points.

The Rovers got a couple of goals on the board in the second term, however the Falcons continued to pile them on, meaning a 47 point lead to Karratha at the main break.

The Falcons were unrelenting in the third quarter, adding another six goals to their tally and limiting the Rovers to just another two goals.

The final term was the best from Port Hedland who kicked 3.1 compared to one goal from Karratha who seemed run off their feet.

However the damage had already been done with the final score being Falcons 17.5 (107) to Rovers 7.8 (50).

Port Hedland have wrapped up their season with one win and the bottom spot, whilst the Falcons victory means they finish with two wins and a second last finish.

The reserves match had a similar outcome with the Falcons defeating the Rovers by 58 points.

The Falcons will be playing finals footy having finished third on the ladder, whilst the Rovers have taken home a second wooden spoon.

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