Stats Central: Stats that mattered in Finals Wk 1

Stats Central examines which stats influenced the results of last week’s and TAC Cup Qualifying and Elimination Finals.


Murray’s 26-point victory was built on dominance in the contests. The Bushrangers recorded 30 more contested possessions and eight more clearances than the Stingrays, mostly due to the efforts of hard-nuts James Cousins (game-high 13 contested possessions) and Will Brodie (game-high 10 clearances - pictured).


The most striking statistical differential in Geelong’s 37-point win was in the hitout numbers. Sean Darcy (34 hitouts) and Hayden Elliot (19) helped the Falcons to a +30 advantage opposed to North Ballarat pair Lloyd Meek and Todd Lawrence (11 hitouts each), leading to Geelong’s +22 edge in contested possessions.


Sandringham’s willingness to link up with handballs was a key to its two-point win. The Dragons recorded 45 more handball-receives than the Ranges, who much preferred to move the ball by foot. Corey Lyons (13 handball-receives), Jack Scrimshaw (13) and Andrew McGrath (12) were the prime-movers for the victors.


Oakleigh simply dominated time in possession in its 106-point triumph. The Chargers restricted Calder to just 236 disposals for the game while racking up 382 of their own, led by defensive marshal Jordan Ridley (28 disposals, 12 marks) and classy midfielders Campbell Lane (27 disposals) and Lachlan Walker (25).


Finals Week 1 stats leaders:

Corey Lyons Sandringham Dragons 18  
Myles Poholke Dandenong Stingrays 17  
Callan Wellings North Ballarat Rebels 17  
Callum Searle Oakleigh Chargers 17  
Jake Page Murray Bushrangers 16  
Charlie Spargo Murray Bushrangers 16  
Jordan Ridley Oakleigh Chargers 16  
Ben Ronke Calder Cannons 15  
Jordan Gallucci Eastern Ranges 15  
James Worpel Geelong Falcons 15  
James Cousins Murray Bushrangers 15  
Willem Drew North Ballarat Rebels 15  
Louis Cunningham Oakleigh Chargers 15  
Campbell Lane Oakleigh Chargers 15  
Tim Taranto Sandringham Dragons 15  
Andrew McGrath Sandringham Dragons 15  
Lachlan Walker Oakleigh Chargers 15  
Thomas Glen Dandenong Stingrays 14  
Max Augerinos Geelong Falcons 14  
Corey Lyons Sandringham Dragons 13  
Jake Page Murray Bushrangers 13  
Jack Scrimshaw Sandringham Dragons 13  
Jordan Ridley Oakleigh Chargers 12  
Campbell Lane Oakleigh Chargers 12  
Jack Higgins Oakleigh Chargers 12  
Vincent Adduci Oakleigh Chargers 12  
James Cousins Murray Bushrangers 11  
Tim Taranto Sandringham Dragons 11  
Dylan Clarke Eastern Ranges 11  
Nathan Boucher Oakleigh Chargers 10  
Jordan Ridley Oakleigh Chargers 12  
Jake Page Murray Bushrangers 10  
Toby Wooller Oakleigh Chargers 10  
Louis Cunningham Oakleigh Chargers 10  
James Cousins Murray Bushrangers 9  
Ed Phillips Oakleigh Chargers 9  
Nick Larkey Oakleigh Chargers 9  
Myles Poholke Dandenong Stingrays 8  
Liam McCarthy Geelong Falcons 8  
Ryan Garthwaite Murray Bushrangers 8  
Brett Blair Geelong Falcons 8  
Jono Aujard Oakleigh Chargers 7  
Josh Battle Dandenong Stingrays 7  
Lachlan Tiziani Murray Bushrangers 7  
Corey Lyons Sandringham Dragons 6  
Sean Darcy Geelong Falcons 34  
Sam Hayes Eastern Ranges 22  
Ovie Magbegor Calder Cannons 20  
Hayden Elliot Geelong Falcons 19  
Ned Reeves Oakleigh Chargers 19  
Lachlan Filipovic Sandringham Dragons 19  
Dylan Atkins Dandenong Stingrays 16  
Esava Ratugolea Murray Bushrangers 15  
Nick Larkey Oakleigh Chargers 14  
Harry Boyd Murray Bushrangers 14  
Tom De Koning Dandenong Stingrays 14  
Josh Hannon Eastern Ranges 13  
Lloyd Meek North Ballarat Rebels 11  
Hayden McLean Sandringham Dragons 11  
Todd Lawrence North Ballarat Rebels 11  
Will Setterfield Sandringham Dragons 16  
Nathan Scagliarini Dandenong Stingrays 14  
Todd Clode North Ballarat Rebels 10  
Willem Drew North Ballarat Rebels 9  
Aiden Domic North Ballarat Rebels 8  
Joel Bennett Geelong Falcons 8  
James Peters Calder Cannons 8  
Lloyd Meek North Ballarat Rebels 7  
Hugh McCluggage North Ballarat Rebels 7  
Tyson Lever Calder Cannons 7  
Lachlan Huppatz North Ballarat Rebels 7  
Myles Poholke Dandenong Stingrays 6  
Ari Sakeson Sandringham Dragons 6  
Jordan Lynch Eastern Ranges 6  
Jamaine Jones North Ballarat Rebels 6  
    Goals Total
Karl Brown Calder Cannons _ 46
Brett Blair Geelong Falcons 5 40
Lachlan Tiziani Murray Bushrangers 4 33
Sam Fowler Dandenong Stingrays INJ 33
Kayle Kirby Bendigo Pioneers DNP 32
Dan Allsop Dandenong Stingrays 1 28
Joshua Begley Eastern Ranges 2 27
Jordan Johnston North Ballarat Rebels 1 26
Hugh McCluggage North Ballarat Rebels 2 25
Jackson McLachlan Geelong Falcons 2 25


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