The Newtown-Condingup v Esperance round 6 report, courtesy of the Esperance District Football Association.
Esperance had an inspired second quarter, kicking 9 goals 5 to Newtown-Condingup's solitary point to set up their win, despite Newtown-Condingup outscoring opponents in the other three quarters.
Coach Darren Hassell said he was very pleased with the way his team executed the second term after a slow start.
Injuries to Jonah Symonds and Joe Franzone after halftime made it tough but the boys held on to win.
Newtown-Condingup coach Chris Oversby also had some injury woes with both Dylan Holland and Tyler Crosby out of the game early.
Newtown-Condingup were closing the gap against Esperance but lacked potency in attack. The efforts there and the positive was winning three quarters.
Brayden Wood was again a dominant midfield performer for the Bulldogs and is really showing strong leadership. With Reece Griffiths controlling the centre bounces, Esperance had their fair share of clearances.
Jake Douglas continued to improve and scored 5 goals in attack while Ryan Anthony and Kaden Neill were the cornerstone of the defence.
Jonah Symmonds played a good first half in a great duel against Tate Bertola and Joel Bowman was also a handy player.
For Newtown-Condingup, Craig Henderson used the ball well and gathered many possessions on the wing to continue his good season.
Bertola was good at half back and moved into the midfield to good effect.
Matt McDonald and Jacob Wagenknecht gave Newtown-Condingup some drive around the ground and Courtney Burnett was their best defender at centre half back.
B Grade: Newtown-Condingup 13-9 defeated Esperance 5-1
Best Newtown-Condingup players: Lochie McLeod, Jarrod Darlow, Will Brown, Andy Lovett and Gabe Minghetti.
Best Esperance players: Western Whitby, Jordy Grey, Ryan Neill, Aron Woosman and Jason Jackson.