Ports endures another devastating loss

Lions everywhere: Newtown-Condingup were on top of their game on Saturday, delivering Ports another devastating loss. Photo: Jesinta Burton.
Lions everywhere: Newtown-Condingup were on top of their game on Saturday, delivering Ports another devastating loss. Photo: Jesinta Burton.

Round 11

Newtown-Condingup kicked their biggest score for many a season, scoring 25 goals to Ports' 5 and handing Ports another devastating 130 point loss.

The pleasing thing for the Lions was the consistent team performance over the complete four quarters, something they have struggled with in recent history, backing up their strong showing last week.

Ports won this match last round, but Newtown-Condingup had much improved performance from their forwards this time around.

Alex McCallum was very impressive in a key forward role, leading and marking strongly but also willing to wheel around onto his left boot quickly to pin point some fine passes deep into attack.

McCallum also kicked straight with his set shots and finished with 4 goals, setting up Brayden Barker a few times.

Barker played his best game in some time and managed to finish with a total of 6 goals.

Ash McDonald was an instrumental ruckman for Newtown-Condingup, controlling the centre bounces but also working hard around the ground, marking and using his big body well to make space for his followers.

Craig Henderson handed in his usual hard running game, but was joined by many this week as the team ran riot at times.

Jordan Cummins and Kyron McKenzie were great midfielders and Jevan Tholstrup attacked the football hard for such a young player.

After a highly competitive opening 15 minutes, Ports were then completely blown out of contention by half time, trailing by a whopping 12 goals at the long break.

Jarrad Nichols on debut was shining light for Ports and kicked 2 of their goals, looking capable at this level.

Zac Liddelow was absolutely outstanding in a losing side and showed that if you continue to work hard, you can win the ball.

Fraser Randall turned in a polished display and Jake Pennington and Jack Adams would be the best of the rest.

Overall, Newtown-Condingup just won in most positions, on the ground exposing Ports' lack of depth, as their squad appears to be tiring as the season wears on.

The final score was Newtown-Condingup 25.16 (166 points) defeated Ports 5.5 (35 points).

B Grade:

Newtown-Condingup 9.10 defeated Ports 3.8

Best Newtown-Condingup players: Jaymon Butterworth, Lachy McLeod, Gabe Minghetti and Gary Shawcross.

Best Ports: Michael Stephen, Aaron Crocker, Jack Bennier, Wayne Gill and Darcy Cull.