Esperance Football, Gibson Tigers defeats Ports

Round 3 was sponsored by Caltex Energy and it was ‘energy’ Ports ran out of as Gibson were ruthless scoring 29 goals in a dominant display. 

Their 6-8 in the opening term set the trend and with another 7-4 in the second quarter, the game was out of reach for Ports by half time.

Cam Wohling was absolutely magnificent through the middle of the ground winning the hard ball, also getting on the end of some handballs and delivering the pill with great efficiency to his forwards.

His second half was just as good to make him best on ground.

Jamie Matthews bagged 10 goals for the match and it could have been more missing some set shots late in the game.

Nathan Mudie was another busy forward and Brendan Bridges took numerous marks inside 40 metres of goal and was converting.

Gibson had many good players but Ben Staunton and Jeremy Currie deserve mention.

Ports lack of depth cost them dearly as they ran out of legs and fit players by half time.

They had been valiant up until then but were steam rolled in the final two quarters, failing to add to their half time score of 3-2.

On the positive side Zac Liddelow in just his third A Grade game was superb and his defensive efforts never ceased and he was Ports highest possession winner at centre bounces.

Jack Adams came back into the side and was a strong leader as was Jack Watson.

Michael Stevens was the best in attack but unfortunately had ton come a long way up the ground to gain a lot of his possessions.

The final score was Gibson 29-19 (193) to Ports 3-2 (20).

Best Gibson players- Cam Wohling, Jamie Matthews, Nathan Mudie, Ben Staunton and Jeremy Currie.

Best Ports players- Zac Liddelow, Jack Adams, Michael Stevens and Rhys Campbell. 

A full report of the Sunday, May 13 Esperance v. Newtown Condingup match will be in this week’s print edition of the Esperance Express.