Big wins all round wrap up Mixed season

AS the 2022/23 M-League Mixed Premier season came to an end, there were plenty of big wins, but not all results panned out as expected.

Although, on Court 7, Parkville completed its season undefeated after the Panthers defeated the Valley Wolves 70-44.

Despite tight opening stages and a numbers deficiency negatively affecting Parkville, it ultimately made no difference as the Panthers blew open the contest in the second quarter and never looked back.

Parkville may have only started with five on the court, but Jake Hendrics was not about to let that keep his side out of the game.

He almost single handily kept his side in the contest defensively with his intercept work, despite being the sole member of Parkville’s defensive end.

The Panthers skipped out to an early break, and were able to maintain that for much of the rest of the quarter.

However, not even the arrival of reinforcements for the Panthers could see them completely shake off the Wolves, holding a five-goal lead at the first change.

Riley Richardson made an entrance to proceedings in the second term and with that Parkville finally started to open things up.

Hendrics was continuing to make life hard defensively, while Amy Starzer, Brodie Roberts and Connor Lilly were both working well in attack and converting PGK’s hard work.

The margin went north of double digits very quickly and remained there all quarter.

By the time the half time buzzer blew, the Parkville lead was out to 15.

The second half was a mere procession at times for the Panthers.

Not even a half time shuffle or some solid work from Alastair Punshon could get the Valley Wolves back in the match, as the Panthers extended their lead out to 18 goals in the third term and finally 26 goals.


It might have taken them all year, but the Eastside Sonics finally picked up a win, downing LTU by 30 goals. The Sonics led all game to run away with a comfortable win. Jack Carpenter, Rebecca Anstey and Samara Harris all starred for the victors.

Geelong tuned up for finals with a comfortable win over the Melbourne Quakes. The Quakes had a resurgence in the second term but it was ultimately to no avail as Geelong stuffed it out. Jake Noonan and Luke Rawlings both starred in the win for Geelong, while Annabelle Gorman starred for the Quakes in a tough way to end their season.  

In the late game, the Altona Falcons were too strong for the NNE Vipers, winning comfortably by 14 goals.

M-League Premier Mixed Round 13 Results

Eastside Sonics (74) defeated LTU (44)
Geelong (75) defeated Melbourne Quakes (51)
Parkville (70) defeated Valley Wolves (44)
Altona Falcons (68) defeated NNE Vipers (54)

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