The Round 7 Gibson v Newtown Condingup match report, courtesy of the Esperance District Football Association.
The Newtown-Condingup Lions were up for the challenge and led a hard fought opening term by three points against the undefeated Gibson Tigers on June 22 at Newtown Oval.
The second term saw the game start to turn around as Gibson had a few more targets in attack, resulting in an 18-point lead for the Tigers at the long break.
After half-time, Gibson piled on 15 goals as they got their hard running game going.
Newtown-Condingup's intensity dropped and the Lions could only produce a further two goals, three points for the game.
The final score saw Gibson with a commanding victory of 25.14 (164) to Newtown-Condingup on 8.4 (52).
Once again, Lions coach Chris Oversby would be frustrated with his side's inability to stay with the top side and compete hard for four quarters.
He had good service from Courtney Burnett, Luke Christian and Andy Lovett for most of the game.
Jevan Tholstrup, Sam Bowen and Lachy McLeod also gave a good account of themselves.
Gibson were put under pressure early, but they dug deep and were able to reap the rewards as their opposition wilted.
Aogan McCallion and Jeremy Curry worked hard and covered a lot of ground for their possessions and Ben Staunton was a good midfield contributor all day.
Brenton Bridges was awarded the Mental Health ball after being judged best on ground by the umpires.
His ruck work was great and he took some telling marks around the ground.
James Gray made a handy debut and other youngsters Nathan McLean and Joe Quinlivan also added to Gibson's strong run.
B Grade Results:
Final Score: Gibson 13.8 (86) defeating Newtown-Condingup 1.2 (8).
Best players Gibson: Jake Graham, Tyson Tate, Josh Sullivan, Matt Horley and Liam Want.
Best players Newtown-Condingup: Byron Klein, Taaryn Tedge, Leigh Brenton, Mitch Greaves and Jake Hann.