Esperance football, Gibson Tigers defeat Newtown Condingup Lions

Gibson walloped Newtown-Condingup, winning by 99 points.  Photo: Jesinta Burton.
Gibson walloped Newtown-Condingup, winning by 99 points. Photo: Jesinta Burton.

Gibson proved too good for Newtown Condingup in their Round 10 clash at Newtown Oval, but the home side put up a spirited performance that didn't really reflect the 99 point final margin.

For three quarters Newtown Condingup hung tough with the score being 12-12 to 4-3 with Courtney Burnett having a good game along with Jacob Debeer.

Dane Holdman and Brendon Bridges probably broke even in the rucking duels which helped Newtown Condingup get their fair share of the ball.

Holdman also got forward and kicked three goals.

For Gibson their back line was solid all night with Steven Bertola and Brett Whiting being the best while the welcomed the return of Steve Cocking who is always a close checking defender.

George Bungey was their dominant midfielder and Jake Graham got plenty of possessions when on the ball.

Gibson edged ahead on the score board each of the first three quarters but hit top gear kicking eight goals in the final term.

Nathan Mundie was a focal point in attack and covered lots of ground for his possessions.

Ash Bowman proved a handful on the half forward line and Jake Graham capped off a good game with four goals when resting in attack while Sam Melican top scored with five goals. 

Match statistics

Final score: Gibson Tigers 20-12 (132) defeating Newtown Condingup Lions 5-3 (33).

Best Gibson players: Nathan Mudie, Ash Bowman and George Bungey.

Best Newtown Condingup players: Courtney Burnett, Dane Holdman and Jacob Debeer.