Great Flinders Take Home Mortlock Shield Championships

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It was a big weekend for Eyre Peninsula football with the 2019 Bendigo Bank Mortlock Shield taking place and Great Flinders taking home the cup being marked as the Mortlock Shield Champions. 

The Woman’s match played on Saturday marked a day in history with the first game of woman’s footy to be played at the Mortlock Shield Carnival.

The woman’s game was followed by three games with the winning teams including Lincoln Districts 10:6 66, Eastern Eyre 6:8 44 and Great Flinders 10:10 70.

Monday's games saw a win for Lincoln City 10:6 66,  Lincoln Districts 9:5 59 and Great Flinders 7:10 52.

Great Flinders won shield from Lincoln Districts who both remained undefeated for the carnival with Flinders having a better percentage of 60% to 57% after wins over Mid West and Eastern Eyre respectively in the last 2 games of the day!

This year was Great Flinders first win in 5 years.