NPFL Round 8 Wrap

Natasha ClarkPilbara News
Think Mental health round NPFL
Camera IconThink Mental health round NPFL Credit: Pam Harris

Round 8 of the North Pilbara Football League was framed by an important cause for the region- mental health.

The Think Mental Health round was highly attended by the Pilbara community, with the crowds gripped by a few close scoring matches.

The Port Hedland Rovers defeated the Wickham Wolves on Saturday evening at Colin Matheson Reserve, scoring 14.11 (95 points) to the Wolves 9.11 (65 points).

The Dampier Sharks beat the Karratha Kats on Saturday evening at Kevin Richards oval with a final score of 12.9 (81 points) to 9.8 (62 points).

It was a highly contentious match with the umpires having to work extra hard to stamp out rough play during the game.

Sharks player Guy Langdon was instrumental for his team’s victory, scoring an impressive 5 goals.

The biggest defeat of the round went to the Karratha Falcons who decimated the South Hedland Swans on Saturday evening at Bulgarra Reserve with a final score of 24.20 (164 points) to the Swans 4.4 (28 points).

Falcons player Lawrence Roberts was the game’s highest goal scorer with 6, with his teammate Brenton Smyth not far behind with a hefty four goals.

As NPFL continues, so does the need for more umpires with the league keen to take on any new volunteers.

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