Bulldogs hot favourites in Esperance Districts Football Association

With the local football season wrapping up, Esperance Bulldogs remain a dominate force in the competition and hot favourites ahead of finals. 

This weekend marks the last round before finals kick off. 

Coming off a convincing win against the Newtown-Condingup Football Club last week, the Bulldogs are shaping up do it all over again when they go head to head with the Gibson Tigers on Friday night. 

The Bulldogs prevailed 28.11-179 to Lions 6.0-36. 

Bulldogs forward Reece Griffiths was the best in front of goal for Esperance, bagging 11 majors.

Teammates Kaden Neill and Brendon White followed suit, slotting in five goals each. 

However the Bulldogs may have a fight on their hands as the Tigers look to close the gap on the undefeated team. 

Last time the teams met the Bulldogs only just scrapped through, claiming a two point lead over the Tigers. 

The sides were evenly matched across the first two quarters with 21 each way at half time. 

Despite leading by 18 points in the third term, the Tigers couldn’t close the deal in the last quarter with a couple of midnight hour goals from the Bulldogs. 

The Tigers currently sit second of the ladder and have a point to prove after last year’s defeat in the grand final. 

Meanwhile the Blues will face the Lions on Friday, at Newtown Oval.

The Lions will be desperately be trying to claim a win, after a nine game, nine losses season scorecard.

The Blues were defeated by the Tigers on home turf last round, going down 5.9-39 to 13.11-89. 

It seemed something went wrong for Ports in the third term, with the Tigers keeping the Blues down to one point and blowing the margin out to 47 by the end of the quarter.


Both league games kick off at 7pm, with Blues versus Lions at Newtown Oval and Bulldogs versus Tigers at Gibson Oval.