Esperance Football, Round 12 sees Esperance defeat Newtown Condingup

Unstoppable: Esperance put away 10 goals in the final term to win by 112 points over Newtown Condingup on the weekend. Photo: Jesinta Burton.
Unstoppable: Esperance put away 10 goals in the final term to win by 112 points over Newtown Condingup on the weekend. Photo: Jesinta Burton.

Esperance set up a big win with a 10-goal final term after Newtown Condingup battled hard for three quarters before falling away.

Again it was Esperance’s defence that refused to crack that finally broke Newtown Condingup’s spirit.

Sam Round had another cracking match, Jye Reynolds used his pace and skill and Brayden Wood got behind the packs and mopped up anything that came out.

For Newtown Condingup it was a case of missed chances in the first half.

Their 1-6 had some easy misses and was a poor result for effort while Esperance had 7-5 from 12 shots in the same period.

For Newtown Condingup, Tate Bertola and Zac Wickstein were busy midfielders while Tyler Crosby showed some pace and strong tackling off the half back line.

The longer the game went on, the better Esperance’s forward line functioned.

Kyden Neill was getting better possessions, Sam Franzone was a focal point in attack but wasteful in converting but still managed four goals.

Cameron Bennell also scored four goals and both Matt Thornton and Jonah Symonds got three apiece.

Newtown Condingup lost their form in ruck in the third quarter and Dane Holdman could only park himself in the forward line after a heavy collision.

This allowed Harry McPhee to influence the contests and it’s no coincidence that this was when Esperance really began to pull away.

The ball was now spending long periods in Newtown Condingup’s back half and Phil McDonald and Jack Sticca kept the flag flying with some good individual efforts.

Match Statistics

Final score: Esperance 20-14 (134) defeating Newtown Condingup 2-10 (22)

Best players Esperance: Sam Round, Brayden Woods, Jye Reynolds, Harry McPhee, Sam Franzone and Kayden Neill.

Best players Newtown Condingup: Tyler Crosby, Tate Bertola, Phil McDonald, Jack Sticca and Zac Wickstein.