Esperance football, Bulldogs defeat Newtown Condingup in Caltex Round

A minute’s silence was observed for the passing of legendary local football identity David Fiegert and it was fitting this match was played at Condingup in perfect conditions.

Esperance dominated the opening term before Newtown Condingup worked themselves back into the game in the second and third quarters only to run out of puff, as Esperance controlled the last quarter.

Esperance’s half back line was their strength as they intercepted and rebounded superbly all day. 

Jye Reynolds continued his stellar season with another polished display across this line and had solid support from Carl Newman and Jamie Jones. 

Reece Griffiths also did some time in defence as well as the ruck and was effective in both areas. 

Young rover Rhys Wood is another junior playing magnificent games at senior level. His intelligence and courage at such a young age is impressive. 

Coby Cooper was the best of the rest as Esperance surged to 20-11 at game’s end.

Newtown Condingup’s final score was 6.6 and most of their score came in the middle quarters. Elijah Edwards was among their best and his three goals were a fitting reward for hard work. 

Zac Wickstein and Craig Henderson were busy midfielders, while Lachlan Cruttenden played positive football in defence as well as the ruck. Dane Holdman was the best of the rest, his marking a highlight again. 

The final score was Esperance 20.11 (131) to Newtown Condingup 6.6 (42).

Esperance Best: Jye Reynolds, Rhys Wood, Reece Griffiths, Carl Newman, Coby Cooper and Jamie Jones. 

Newtown Condingup Best: Zac Wickstein, Craig Henderson, Elijah Edwards, Lachlan Cruttenden and Dane Holdman.