Thevenard are ready for Far West finals | PHOTOS

Thevenard ended a perfect regular season of Far West netball with a 59-28 triumph against Ceduna on Saturday.

The 31-goal victory was their 12th in succession and leaves the Magpies clear favourites to finish the job in the finals.

This was a hard-fought game with very good intensity and defensive pressure from both sides.

Ceduna had an injury inside the first two minutes which ensured a number of changes and allowed Thevenard to capitalise on an unsettled opponent.

The Magpies led by 19 at the main break and although it was a more settled Ceduna in the second half, the first-half scoreboard pressure was too much to come back from.

The other match saw Western United prepare for the finals with a 45-33 win against Koonibba.

The 12-goal win was Westies’ seventh this season, while Koonibba will be the outsiders in the finals after claiming just one victory.

Thevenard finished second in the B grade on percentage behind Western United after a 52-40 win over Ceduna 2.

The Magpies had Lahn Mickan playing at the back and Rhian Ashton as goal shooter, while Ceduna had Tracy Bennett back in the side, with Tori Ronan and Megan Sampson the goalies.

Thevenard led by three goals at the end of the first quarter, with good defensive work across the court meaning every player had to work hard for possession.

Ceduna reduced the deficit to one goal by half-time yet could not maintain the momentum during the second half with unforced errors in the attacking third allowing Thevenard to increase the lead to eight by three-quarter time.

Jessie McKenzie did not miss a goal in a strong final quarter showing in windy conditions as Thevenard won by 12 goals.

Ceduna 1 finished in fourth after they downed Koonibba 56-20.

Western United prepared for the C grade finals with a 71-32 result against Ceduna 1.

Westies’ win saw them finish clear by four points after losing just once in 12 matches.

Thevenard cruised to a 46-23 success against Ceduna 2 in the other match.

Ceduna 1 leapfrogged Koonibba into a finals position in the D grade following a 49-26 result.

The Blues had to win to continue their season and responded by 23 goals, as Koonibba missed out by a point.

Thevenard eased to a 50-15 win over Ceduna 2 which allowed them to move into first place ahead of Western United 2 and Western United 1.

There were Junior A wins for Thevenard and Koonibba, while Thevy and Western United won in Junior B action.

Thevenard and Koonibba triumphed in Junior C.