Three in a row for Kinlough kings Lincoln Districts

Lincoln Districts confirmed their Kinlough Cup dominance by downing Great Flinders by 30 points to win the 2018 event at Wudinna on Saturday.

Districts' 7-9 (51) to 3-3 (21) win sealed their third successive Kinlough Cup.

Paul Hull led with two goals as the Port Lincoln side pulled clear with five goals in the second half, after leading by 10 points at the break.

Raheem Dorizzie gave Great Flinders hope with two quickfire goals early in the second half only for Districts to power clear and get their hands on the trophy.

Great Flinders set down the first marker for the day as they opened the Kinlough Cup with a commanding 8-4 (52) to 2-4 (16) success over hosts Mid West.

Christopher Bawden led the way with three goals in the 36-point triumph.

Far West got on the board in a thriller with Eastern Eyre, taking the victory by only two points.

The teams were evenly matched throughout the contest, but Kai Edwards led the way for Far West with two majors to help them to a 4-6 (30) to 4-4 (28) result.

That was followed by the Port Lincoln derby, a repeat of last year's grand final, which went the way of Lincoln Districts by 35 points.

Lincoln City led by two points at half-time only to be blown away after the break for a 9-5 (59) to 3-6 (24) result.

Districts pair Waylon Miller and Hull kicked three goals apiece as City failed to capitalise on their start to register just one behind in the second half.

Great Flinders, out for their first title since 2007, were the first team into the grand final as they comfortably defeated Eastern Eyre by 66 points.

Eastern Eyre started well but were overran by Great Flinders as it ended 13-7 (85) to 3-1 (19).

Dorizzie starred with four goals and was helped by three from James Richardson.

The winner of the next match between Lincoln Districts and Far West would also advance to the decider.

The teams were aware of what was at stake in a tight first half which Districts shaded to lead by two points, before a strong second half helped them to win by 31 points in a 6-7 (43) to 2-0 (12) result.

Pride was on the line for Mid West and Lincoln City in the final match of the second round as City took out a commanding 10-12 (72) to 0-4 (4) victory.

Samuel Clark kicked four goals and Brodie Drewitt added three as the hosts had no answer to the City onslaught.

That saw Lincoln City finish third and Far West fourth with winless Eastern Eyre and Mid West in fifth and sixth, while Lincoln Districts enjoyed a stellar day to take out the cup.

The carnival’s best and fairest award went to Districts’ player Miller, with Jackson Murphy of Great Flinders the runner-up.

Josh Horgan was Mid West’s best and fairest, while Murphy and Bawden were co-winners for Great Flinders, Kyron McCallum took the award for Eastern Eyre, Ty Mullan was Far West’s best, Lachie Webb was named Lincoln City’s best and Jett Boxer took the award for Lincoln Districts.