EASTERN Eyre has won its fourth Kinlough Cup after defeating Whyalla by 20 points in the Final at Ceduna Sports Club on Saturday.
Eastern Eyre proved too strong for their opponents leading to the final, easily defeating Far West by 61 points before defeating Great Flinders by 33 points.
Whyalla also proved too good in their two games, defeating Lincoln City by 22 points before demolishing Mid West by 70 points.
Eastern Eyre previously won three Kinlough Cups in 1991, 1996 and 1997, while Whyalla had only won once before in 2001.
Both teams went on the attack early, with Eastern Eyre finding more of the football and effectively moving it into their half.
Eastern Eyre was able to capitalise on five of their eight scoring opportunities while Whyalla were able to answer with three goals to keep the margin at 14 points at half time.
Whyalla tried hard to answer Eastern Eyre’s attack in the second half, kicking two goals to Eastern Eyre’s three.
Kyle Jackson stood out for Whyalla as he did throughout the competition, seeing a lot of the football and scoring two goals.
However it wasn’t enough, Eastern Eyre running out winners 8.5.53 to Whyalla 5.3.33.
James Cant and Justin Mills saw a lot of the ball and made it count when needed, and both Nick Martens and Scott Masters contributed to the win with two goals each.
There was consolation for Whyalla, with Kyle Jackson named the Umpire’s Player of the Carnival, Lochie Paech of Great Flinders was named runner-up.
A great result for Eastern Eyre, who has played some great, competitive football across all inter-association games.
For a full report of the entire Kinlough Cup competition get your copy of this week's West Coast Sentinel.