Plucky Sharks push Wolves all the way

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The Wolves held off the Sharks in an action packed match
Camera IconThe Wolves held off the Sharks in an action packed match Credit: Pictures: Alexander Scott

The reigning premiers got their season off to a perfect start, with the Wickham Wolves taking a bite out of the Sharks in their round-one clash.

At a packed Wickham Oval last Friday night, the Wolves jumped to a 19-point lead at quarter-time, showing a delayed start to the season had no impact on their strong attack.

But it did not take the Sharks long to respond, cutting the deficit to eight points at half-time on the back of a three-goal quarter.

Unfortunately for the Sharks, the Wolves came out raring to go after the main break, outscoring the Sharks to extend their lead to 14 points at the final change. Both teams fought to the bitter end, with the Wolves proving too strong for the Sharks, taking the win by 14 points.

The final scoreline was Wickham Wolves’ 8.6 (54) to Dampier Sharks’ 6.4 (40)

Wolves’ Landon Punch was the standout player on the field with his four-goal haul.

Braden Dhu, Dylan Rakich, Tom Higgins and Tyler Lockyer all chipped in for the Wolves, kicking a goal each.

An outstanding three goals by Guy Langdon kept the Sharks in the game, while Ashton Till, Reuben Mccawley and Harrison Weeding kicked a goal apiece for their side.

There was no reserves action, with the Sharks unable to put up a team.

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