Mallee Park win Wayne Evans Shield in extra time

Mallee Park have won their first Wayne Evans Shield in 13 years after defeating Marble Range in extra time at Poole Oval on Sunday.

In nice conditions under 11 footballers put on a great showcase of their developing skills across seven matches.

Marble Range was the only team that went through the minor matches undefeated, first winning against Wayback 2.4 (16) to 0.1 (1) then proved too good for Tasman 4.1 (25) to 1.2 (8).

Mallee Park set themselves up with the biggest winning margin of the day, defeating Boston 10.11 (71) to 0.0 (0), but suffered a slight hiccup with a loss to Wayback in a close match, the Demons winning 1.2 (8) to 0.4 (4).

The percentage proved to be enough and the Peckers were set to face the Rangers.

In other results Tasman, which included some fill in players from Elliston, defeated Lincoln South 2.7 (19) to 0.0 (0) and Boston also scored a win against Souths, 3.3 (21) to 1.2 (8).

Both teams pushed hard to win possession of the football but Marble Range kept it in their half for most of the two halves.

Mallee Park got one goal on the board but Rangers still had the majority of scoring shots, unfortunately for them all six scoring shots were behinds.

With the scores even at six apiece the shield final moved into extra time.

The young players did their best to deny any shots on goal and it appeared to be at a stalemate.

With scores still even after extra time, it was decided to move into double extra time.

Rangers got a break, unfortunately it lead to a seventh behind, but the young Peckers would prove to be the stronger finishers.

Three goals in double extra time saw the Peckers run away with the game late, scoring their first shield win since 2005.

Best for Mallee Park were Zackariah Young, who kicked the goal that got the Peckers rolling in extra time, Michael Burgoyne III was very good all day and showed great marking ability, Orlando Saunders was good in the middle and Jye Cook was also a standout.

For Marble Range Kwarnell Sumner attacked the football through the middle and helped repel some Pecker attack runs, Harvey Pearce racked up possessions and showed great pace, twins Riley and Lachlan Lang played good football as did Zade Hearfield.

Zackariah Young was named best for Mallee Park in the carnival while Kwarnell Sumner was the best for Marble Range.

The other best player awards went to Ryder Franks (Lincoln South), Phoenix Lapsley-Forrest (Tasman), Hayden Peak (Wayback) and Jagger Christian (Boston).

The Port Lincoln Football League thanked Boston Football Club for hosting the carnival, sponsor McDonalds Port Lincoln and all players, umpires and organisers.