Second in Pedler Shield

PEDLER CUP: Eastern Eyre's Alyssa Cant goes to deflect the ball from Far West's Abbie Thomas during their round one win on Saturday. Picture: Megan Lienert.

PEDLER CUP: Eastern Eyre's Alyssa Cant goes to deflect the ball from Far West's Abbie Thomas during their round one win on Saturday. Picture: Megan Lienert.

Pedler Cup

PEDLER CUP: Eastern Eyre's Ruby Cook defends a shot for goal by Far West's Abbie Thomas. Picture: Megan Lienert

PEDLER CUP: Eastern Eyre's Ruby Cook defends a shot for goal by Far West's Abbie Thomas. Picture: Megan Lienert

THE Eastern Eyre Netball Association sent two teams to Ceduna to play in the Pedler Cup hosted by Far West on Saturday.

The association’s division one team finished fourth in the Pedler Cup, while the division two team came second after losing to Port Lincoln in the grand final.

Division one, coached by Megan Lienert, lost three of its five matches against Mid West, Port Lincoln and Great Flinders.

The team had a tie for the best and fairest on the day, with Georgia Lienert and Alyssa Cant both getting the title.

Port Lincoln took out the division one Pedler Cup, defeating old rival Great Flinders by two goals in a thrilling grand final.

Eastern Eyre’s division two side had a much more successful day, coming second in the Pedler Shield.

The team, coached by Tracy Mills, won all their games except their round four match against Port Lincoln, and the grand final against the same team.

In the grand final, from the outset, Port Lincoln demonstrated their outstanding skills and dominated play.

Eastern Eyre worked hard displaying great determination in an effort to match Port Lincoln who eventually ran out winners 25-3. 

The best and fairest for the Eastern Eyre’s second division team went to Abbey Mills.

Next year’s Pedler Cup will be hosted by the Mid West Netball Association.

Kinlough Cup

Port Lincoln continued to dominate in Ceduna, as Lincoln Districts took out the under 17 Kinlough Cup.

Eastern Eyre played Lincoln Districts in their round one match but were left scoreless in the first half and goalless at the end of the match, with Lincoln Districts scoring 14-7 (91) to their two points.

While there were no goal scorers, Blake Schumann, Kyron McCallum, Lachlan Shambrock, Harrison Schumann and Cassidy Williams got best on ground for Eastern Eyre.

The team redeemed themselves against Mid West in their round two match, thanks to a strong second half that saw them come back to win by two goals.

Jez Schubert scored two of the matches goals, while Kane Goldsworthy-Spiers and Blake Schumann both scored a goal each.

Blake Schumann, Lachlan Shambrock, Kyron McCallum, George Cook and Aedon Lyon were named as the best on ground for this match.

The grand final was a Port Lincoln derby, with Lincoln Districts and Lincoln City facing off after four big wins throughout the carnival.

After a thrilling match, it was Lincoln Districts who were holding onto the lead at the final whistle, winning by just two points.

The win saw Lincoln Districts with back-to-back Kinlough Cups.