Stats Central Rd 8: Potent Power on the board

The Gippsland Power chalked up their first win of 2016 against the Northern Knights on Sunday on the back of some real potency inside 50.

Gippsland led from start to finish to prevail by 28 points in Morwell, despite being beaten by the Knights at the contests (-5 in the clearance and contested possession counts), with the ball in hand (-81 in the disposal count) and without the ball (-4 in the tackle count).

But when the Power did gain possession, they were powerful indeed.

The home team put a score on the board 62 per cent of the time they went inside 50 (30 scoring shots from 48 entries), clearly better than Northern’s strike rate of 40 per cent (17 scoring shots from 42 entries).

A big factor in that potency was Gippsland’s method of moving the ball, recording a kick-to-handball ratio of 2:1. The Knights did things in stark contrast, however, playing on from a mark whenever possible and recording a kick-to-handball ratio of 0.94:1.

That higher-risk game style didn’t come off on Sunday though, with the Power – and leading goalkickers Anthony Young and Nathan Voss (three majors each) – better rewarded for their long, direct ball movement.


In other key stats from Round 8:

87: The key to the Geelong Falcons’ comprehensive defeat of the Dandenong Stingrays in a battle for top spot was how they denied their opponents the ball. The Falcons limited the Stingrays to just 235 disposals – 87 less than their own count. No Dandenong player had more than 21 touches, while Geelong’s James Worpel had a field day with 30 – and that’s not to mention his 11 inside-50s, nine clearances and a goal.

6: In the same week he was named in the Vic Country squad for the AFL U18 Championships, Kayle Kirby had a massive influence inside 50 in the Bendigo Pioneers’ victory over the Sandringham Dragons. Kirby booted six of his team’s 13 goals, and to illustrate exactly how dangerous he was, he only had 12 disposals for the match – that’s a major every two touches.

See Kirby in the TAC Towards Zero TAC Cup Countdown this week:


Round 8 stats leaders:

James Worpel Geelong Falcons 22  
Campbell Lane Oakleigh Chargers 18  
James Cousins Murray Bushrangers 18  
Ryan Baker Calder Cannons 17  
Jordan Haynes Eastern Ranges 17  
Corey Wakefield Eastern Ranges 17  
Jack Roughsedge Oakleigh Chargers 17  
Reuben Hayward Sandringham Dragons 17  
Darby Henderson Bendigo Pioneers 16  
Jamieson Sheahan Bendigo Pioneers 16  
Benjamin Caluzzi Calder Cannons 16  
Nathan Scagliarini Dandenong Stingrays 16  
Tristan Davies Eastern Ranges 16  
Deven Costigan Gippsland Power 16  
Will Leslie Gippsland Power 16  
Jack Roughsedge Oakleigh Chargers 22  
Patrick Lipinski Northern Knights 20  
Laine Fitzgerald Bendigo Pioneers 17  
Samuel Paterson Northern Knights 16  
Bobby Lamanna Northern Knights 15  
Lachlan Walker Oakleigh Chargers 15  
Corey McKay Northern Knights 15  
Marcus Lentini Northern Knights 13  
Brodie Romensky Western Jets 13  
Campbell Lane Oakleigh Chargers 12  
Jamieson Sheahan Bendigo Pioneers 12  
Mason Blakey Northern Knights 12  
Jackson McLachlan Geelong Falcons 12  
James Cousins Murray Bushrangers 11  
Darby Henderson Bendigo Pioneers 11  
Jacob Wheelahan North Ballarat Rebels 10  
Marcus Lentini Northern Knights 9  
Issac Miller Bendigo Pioneers 9  
Tom Williamson North Ballarat Rebels 9  
Kye Beveridge Sandringham Dragons 8  
Harrison Burt Sandringham Dragons 8  
Deven Costigan Gippsland Power 8  
Campbell Lane Oakleigh Chargers 7  
Jamieson Sheahan Bendigo Pioneers 7  
Darby Henderson Bendigo Pioneers 7  
Chas Roberts Northern Knights 7  
Taylin Duman Eastern Ranges 7  
Naish McRoberts North Ballarat Rebels 7  
Lachlan Huppatz North Ballarat Rebels 7  
Thomas Cameron Sandringham Dragons 7  
Dylan Atkins Dandenong Stingrays 37  
Chas Roberts Northern Knights 32  
Floyd Bollinghaus Murray Bushrangers 25  
Ovie Magbegor Calder Cannons 25  
Lachlan Filipovic Sandringham Dragons 23  
Riley Ham Western Jets 22  
Tom De Koning Dandenong Stingrays 22  
Todd Lawrence North Ballarat Rebels 20  
Esava Ratugolea Murray Bushrangers 19  
Sam Hayes Eastern Ranges 17  
Jonty Neaves Bendigo Pioneers 16  
Hayden Elliot Geelong Falcons 16  
Harry Boyd Murray Bushrangers 12  
Joel Grace Northern Knights 12  
Tristan Xerri Western Jets 11  
Brodie Romensky Western Jets 12  
Lachlan Waite Murray Bushrangers 11  
Harri Rocke Calder Cannons 11  
Tyson Lever Calder Cannons 10  
Hamish Brayshaw Sandringham Dragons 10  
Joel Bennett Geelong Falcons 10  
Jordyn Cotter Western Jets 10  
Josh Trew Sandringham Dragons 9  
Zach Guthrie Calder Cannons 9  
Brad Bernacki Calder Cannons 9  
Jackson McDonald Calder Cannons 9  
Nathan Scagliarini Dandenong Stingrays 9  
Billy Cannolo Calder Cannons 9  
Lachlan Bramble Calder Cannons 9  
Jaidyn Owen Calder Cannons 8  
    Goals Total
Brett Blair Geelong Falcons 1 27
Sam Fowler Dandenong Stingrays 1 26
Karl Brown Calder Cannons 2 26
Kayle Kirby Bendigo Pioneers 6 18
Tom De Koning Dandenong Stingrays 1 16
Joshua Begley Eastern Ranges _ 16
Pat Dowling Geelong Falcons 3 15
Jackson McLachlan Geelong Falcons 2 15
Jack Henry Geelong Falcons 2 14
Dan Allsop Dandenong Stingrays _ 14


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