Esperance football, Esperance Bulldogs defeat Newtown Condingup Lions in Round 9

Esperance got out of the blocks with a seven goal opening quarter to control their match against Newtown Condingup that ended in a 100 point win.

Once again Brendon White proved unstoppable in attack scoring Esperance’s first five goals on his way to a 10 goal night.

We seem to be mentioning a lot of the same players each week but none more than White’s and he may go the double this year with a Hepburn Medal to go with a leading goal scorer award.

He received good supply all day from a slick midfield which included Shane Kirkup and Richard Bourne.

The back line played tight when they had to and really springboarded their attacking moves from hard run out.

Jye Reynolds must be tagged as he gains repeat possession each time the ball comes out and he is integral to Esperance’s ability to set up loose men.

Jayden Symonds and Brian Clinch also had good games in defence.

Newtown Condingup were celebrating Ben Edward’s 150 games and Ben was having a good match until he left the ground late in the game injured.

Zac Wickstein put in another good display of hard football on the wing and won his duel.

Ash McDonald was giving his all in the ruck and brought the likes of Jacob Debeer and Craig Henderson many possessions.

Luke Christian is continuing to show improvement in his role and Brayden Barker had some polished possessions.

Match Statistics

Saturday, July 21 Round 9 Results: Esperance 23-11 (149) defeating Newtown Condingup 7-7 (49).

Best players Esperance: Brendon White, Shane Kirkup, Cameron Bennell, Brian Clinch and Richard Bourne.

Best players Newtown Condingup: Zac Wickstein, Jacob Debeer, Craig Henderson, Luke Christian and Ash McDonald.