Round Reports

MLEAGUE 2017 – ROUND 3 REPORT

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Round 3 of MLeague concluded with selected teams now establishing themselves as serious title contenders across the four divisions. Find below highlights, full results, ladders and MVP leaders in each division.

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Premier Men’s

Bayside Bobcats had a 12 goal win over Thunder, while Blackhawks managed to come back in the final quarter after Lightning had led the entire game, winning in an incredibly tight scoreline, 47-45.

  • Bayside Bobcats 49 defs Western Thunder 37
  • Melbourne City Blackhawks 47 defs Northern Lightning 45
  • Bye: Southern Seahawks

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Premier Mixed

Eastside Sonics have continued to impress with a 20 goal victory over a depleted Blackhawks lineup, while their former Div 1 counterparts, Valley Wolves, were not as successful, succumbing to the defending champions, Parkville Panthers, 71-41. Bayside Braves managed to come back from 11 down at one point but their comeback was thwarted by City West Falcons, who managed to maintain their lead recording their first win of the season 50-48. Meanwhile Western Tigers were 13 goal victors over Southern Stars, 59-46.

  • Western Tigers 59 defs Southern Stars 46
  • Parkville Panthers 71 defs Valley Wolves 41
  • City West Falcons 50 defs Bayside Braves 48
  • Eastside Sonics 70 defs Melbourne City Blackhawks 50
  • Bye: Bayside Blazes

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Division 1 Men’s

Doncaster & Districts continued to assert their dominance over the division with a 15 goal defeat of Melbourne Bucks 66-51, in a Semi Final rematch from last year. Meanwhile St Kilda Bullets have also established themselves as the other serious contender for the title, and only other undefeated team, defeating Illusions 45-23. Northern Titans had a convincing 36 goal win over Footscray Falcons, while Melbourne City Combat were too slick for Central Blazers, 52-37.

  • Doncaster and Districts 66 defs Melbourne Bucks 51
  • Northern Titans 74 defs Footscray Falcons 38
  • St Kilda Bullets 45 defs Northern Illusions 23
  • Melbourne City Combat 52 defs Central Blazers 37

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Division 1 Mixed

Both DDNA teams again came away with wins and are the only two teams left undefeated – which will change next round when they both face each other. Teal comfortably defeated Monash Palladium 52-39, while Red came from behind in the last quarter to pip Yarra Jets by a goal, 43-42. Melbourne Bucks got away to an early lead against Illusions which they managed to consolidate throughout the remaining three quarters, recording their first win of the season 59-33, while Fitzroy Phoenix had a comfortable 16 goal win over Northern Titans, 54-38.

  • DDNA Teal 52 defs Monash Palladium 39
  • Melbourne Bucks 59 defs Northern Illusions 33
  • DDNA Red 43 defs Yarra Jets 42
  • Fitzroy Phoenix 54 defs Northern Titans 38

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Make sure you get on down to the State Netball & Hockey Centre each Wednesday night to see some of the best men’s and mixed netballers in the country!


MLEAGUE 2017 – ROUND 2 REPORT

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MLeague Round 2 had a few upsets, close games and one draw. Below are selected highlights, full results, ladders and MVP leaders in each division.

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Premier Men’s

Bayside Bobcats had a convincing 19 goal win against Northern Lightning, while Southern Seahawks defeated Melbourne City Blackhawks by 11, Blackhawks finishing the match with 5 players due to injuries.

  • Bayside Bobcats 55 defs Northern Lightning 36
  • Southern Seahawks 67 defs Melbourne City Blackhawks 56
  • Bye: Western Thunder

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Premier Mixed

Western Tigers came back from a 10 goal deficit to defeat Valley Wolves 67-58, while in the match of the division, Bayside Blazes were able to fend off Melbourne City Blackhawks 52-49. Panthers had a comfortable win over a somewhat depleted Sonics team 53-31 while Braves 20 goal win over Stars now means there are only two undefeated teams left in the division.

  • Bayside Braves 71 defs Southern Stars 51
  • Western Tigers 67 defs Valley Wolves 58
  • Bayside Blazes 52 defs Melbourne City Blackhawks 49
  • Parkville Panthers 53 defs Eastside Sonics 31
  • Bye: City West Falcons

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Division 1 Men’s

Doncaster & Districts and Northern Titans both had convincing 34 goals win over Footscray Falcons (65-31) and Central Blazers (68-34) respectively. While Melbourne Bucks continued their winning run defeating Northern Illusions 78-49. The closest match of the round was an 18 goal win to St Kilda Bullets as they defeated Combat 53-35.

  • St Kilda Bullets 53 defs Melbourne City Combat 35
  • Melbourne Bucks 78 defs Northern Illusions 49
  • Doncaster and Districts 65 defs Footscray Falcons 31
  • Northern Titans 68 defs Central Blazers 34

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Division 1 Mixed

In Div 1 Mixed, both DDNA teams came away with wins, Teal defeating Northern Titans 51-41 while Red defeated Northern Illusions by an emphatic 63 goals, 95-32. Fitzroy Phoenix recorded their first win with a 9 goal victory over Melbourne Bucks while a breaking call with seconds remaining allowed Monash Palladium to draw with Yarra Jets, 45-45.

  • DDNA Teal 51 defs Northern Titans 41
  • Monash Palladium 45 drew with Yarra Jets 45
  • DDNA Red 95 defs Northern Illusions 32
  • Fitzroy Phoenix 51 defs Melbourne Bucks 42

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MLEAGUE 2017 – ROUND 1 REPORT

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The wait is over! MLeague 2017 got off to a blinding start on Wednesday night as 28 teams braved the Melbourne cold, and competed across 4 divisions at the State Netball and Hockey Centre.

Selected highlights, full results and ladders from each division are below. For more photos and videos check out our Instagram. Also from Round 2 we will be including the top vote leaders in each division. These will be kept hidden later in the season.

Premier Men’s

While mostly even for the first half of the match, Bayside Bobcats tore away from Southern Seahawks in the final quarter running out convincing winners 67-49, while Northern Lightning narrowly defeated Western Thunder 37-34.

  • Bayside Bobcats 67 defs Southern Seahawks 49
  • Northern Lightning 37 defs Western Thunder 34
  • Bye: Melbourne City Blackhawks

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Premier Mixed

Eastside Sonics established themselves as a worthy contender in the Premier Mixed division, after coming up from Division 1, as they defeated Bayside Blazes 66-48. Meanwhile in the 2016 Grand Final rematch, Parkville Panthers blitzed Western Tigers 77-35, sending a strong message to the rest of the division as the team to beat.

  • Parkville Panthers 77 defs Western Tigers 35
  • Bayside Braves 49 defs Valley Wolves 38
  • Melbourne City Blackhawks 53 defs City West Falcons 49
  • Eastside Sonics 66 defs Bayside Blazes 48
  • Bye: Southern Stars

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Division 1 Men’s

In the Semi Final rematch from last year, St Kilda Bullets again got the better of Northern Titans 55-45. while new team, Melbourne City Combat came out impressive winners 49-28 against Northern Illusions.

  • Melbourne City Combat 49 defs Northern Illusions 28
  • St Kilda Bullets 55 defs Northern Titans 45
  • Doncaster and Districts 59 defs Central Blazers 40
  • Melbourne Bucks 41 defs Footscray Falcons 33

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Division 1 Mixed

Melbourne Bucks drew with Northern Titans in a nail-biter 53 all, while both DDNA teams came away with a win: Red defeating Fitzroy Phoenix 48-34 and Teal defeating Yarra Jets 65-48. Meanwhile Monash Palladium put on a clinic, defeating Northern Illusions 61-29.

  • DDNA Teal 65 defs Yarra Jets 48
  • Monash Palladium 61 defs Northern Illusions 29
  • DDNA Red 48 defs Fitzroy Phoenix 34
  • Melbourne Bucks 53 drew with Northern Titans 53

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