Stats Central Rd 10: Jets jolt the Chargers

The Western Jets’ triumph over the Oakleigh Chargers was particularly important for head coach Torin Baker’s group.

Baker knew a loss would have been a big blow to Western’s finals hopes and clearly had his troops in a do-or-die mindset at Warrawee Park on the weekend.

Despite losing the counts for disposals (by 34), marks (by 13), hitouts (by 22) and clearances (by seven), the Jets won by 33 points on the back of what they did without the ball.

Seven Western players recorded five or more tackles (led by Connor Griffiths with a game-high eight) to continually pressure the Chargers into error. They may not have had as much of the ball as Oakleigh, but their +17 differential in tackles led to a +18 advantage in inside-50s and eight more scoring shots.

A fourth win allowed the ninth-placed Jets to keep pace with three 4-6 teams above them on the ladder, including the Chargers. The stakes were high and clearly Baker’s boys answered his call for desperation.

 

In other key stats from Round 10:

34Jackson McDonald had just about the complete game for the Calder Cannons in their triumph over the Eastern Ranges, recording a game-high 34 disposals, 19 contested possessions, 10 tackles, eight clearances, seven inside-50s, a goal and two score assists. The 18-year-old was clearly able to do whatever coach Andrew Johnston asked of him – and probably more.

8Esava Ratugolea had a day out in the Murray Bushrangers’ big win against the Bendigo Pioneers, putting eight goals on the board in just his fifth TAC Cup match. The 194cm 17-year-old has already kicked 13 goals in just three games this year after making two appearances for the Bushrangers in 2015. His teammate Lachlan Tiziani also contributed five majors in Sunday’s victory.

 

Round 10 stats leaders:

KICKS      
Darby Henderson Bendigo Pioneers 24  
Thomas North Eastern Ranges 24  
Goy Lok Sandringham Dragons 23  
Kade Renooy Gippsland Power 22  
Callan Wellings North Ballarat Rebels 22  
Laine Fitzgerald Bendigo Pioneers 21  
Juhdan Dundon Western Jets 20  
Campbell Lane Oakleigh Chargers 19  
Billy Cannolo Calder Cannons 18  
Tyson Lever Calder Cannons 18  
Daniel Sharrock Murray Bushrangers 18  
Daniel Foley Western Jets 18  
Ben Ronke Calder Cannons 17  
Josh Bateman Dandenong Stingrays 17  
Harrison Burt Sandringham Dragons 17  
       
HANDBALLS      
Charlie Thompson Oakleigh Chargers 22  
Jackson McDonald Calder Cannons 20  
Jono Aujard Oakleigh Chargers 18  
Joseph Atley Bendigo Pioneers 18  
Nicholas Richards Murray Bushrangers 17  
Bobby Lamanna Northern Knights 16  
Nathan Scagliarini Dandenong Stingrays 15  
Josh Trew Sandringham Dragons 15  
Darby Henderson Bendigo Pioneers 14  
Matthew King Oakleigh Chargers 14  
Ben Paton Murray Bushrangers 14  
Mitch Diamond Geelong Falcons 13  
Max Augerinos Geelong Falcons 13  
Xavier Jordan Oakleigh Chargers 13  
Harry Jones Murray Bushrangers 13  
       
MARKS      
Jono Aujard Oakleigh Chargers 10  
Benjamin McNamara Geelong Falcons 10  
Kade Renooy Gippsland Power 10  
Daniel Sharrock Murray Bushrangers 10  
Lachie Wallace Bendigo Pioneers 10  
Lachlan Tiziani Murray Bushrangers 9  
Campbell Lane Oakleigh Chargers 9  
Jordan Rosengren Bendigo Pioneers 9  
Esava Ratugolea Murray Bushrangers 9  
Darby Henderson Bendigo Pioneers 8  
Matt Perry Northern Knights 8  
Mitch Podhajski Calder Cannons 8  
Louis Pinnuck Murray Bushrangers 7  
Connor Larkin Sandringham Dragons 7  
Joel Bennett Geelong Falcons 7  
       
HITOUTS      
Chas Roberts Northern Knights 42  
Dylan Atkins Dandenong Stingrays 35  
Ovie Magbegor Calder Cannons 30  
Sam Hayes Eastern Ranges 29  
Todd Lawrence North Ballarat Rebels 25  
Kieran Jones Gippsland Power 24  
Ned Reeves Oakleigh Chargers 23  
Joshua Boehm Oakleigh Chargers 21  
Max Lynch Murray Bushrangers 19  
Nathan Twigg Bendigo Pioneers 18  
Trent McMullan Murray Bushrangers 16  
Joshua Gibbins Sandringham Dragons 16  
Joel Grace Northern Knights 15  
Hayden Elliot Geelong Falcons 14  
Harrison Goss Eastern Ranges 13  
       
TACKLES      
Tyson Lever Calder Cannons 17  
Jamaine Jones North Ballarat Rebels 12  
Thomas North Eastern Ranges 11  
Jordan Johnston North Ballarat Rebels 11  
Jackson McDonald Calder Cannons 10  
Ben Paterson Northern Knights 10  
Joseph Atley Bendigo Pioneers 10  
Jordan Haynes Eastern Ranges 10  
Dan Allsop Dandenong Stingrays 9  
Nathan Scagliarini Dandenong Stingrays 9  
Josh Trew Sandringham Dragons 9  
Keenan Hughes Gippsland Power 8  
Will Stephenson Gippsland Power 8  
Trent Armour Gippsland Power 8  
Connor Griffiths Western Jets 8  
       
2016 LEADING GOALKICKERS    
    Goals Total
Karl Brown Calder Cannons 4 31
Brett Blair Geelong Falcons 2 29
Sam Fowler Dandenong Stingrays DNP 26
Kayle Kirby Bendigo Pioneers 3 21
Joshua Begley Eastern Ranges 2 19
Muhammad Saad Calder Cannons 3 19
Dan Allsop Dandenong Stingrays _ 16
Jack Henry Geelong Falcons 2 16
Jackson McLachlan Geelong Falcons _ 16
Tom De Koning Dandenong Stingrays DNP 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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