Stats Central Rd 15: Bushies shoot past Dragons

One barnstorming quarter was enough for the Murray Bushrangers to overwhelm the Sandringham Dragons by 17 points in Round 15.

Murray booted only four majors to the last change – being held scoreless in the first quarter – but a stout defensive effort to keep the Dragons to just one goal kicking with the Rams Arena breeze in the third term proved critical. The fortunes of both teams seemed to swing with the wind, and the Bushrangers rode it all the way to victory in a seven-goal-to-one fourth quarter.

The Bushrangers had just two more disposals than their opponents in the final stanza but used their possessions to enormous effect. In fact, not a lot separated the teams statistically all game – most categories were all even or close to it.

The difference emerged when the ball was up for grabs. Murray had a significant +23 advantage in contested possessions on the back of ball-winners such as Fletcher Carroll and Isaac Wallace (team-highs of 13 contested possessions). They took a quarter to get to work, but Sandringham struggled to fire when they eventually did.

 

Other key stats from Round 15:

33: 197cm Calder Cannons top-ager Mitch Lewis had one of the best statistical games a big man can have in his team’s loss to the Gippsland Power in Round 15. Lewis recorded game-highs for disposals (33), uncontested possessions (24) and marks (13), as well an equal-game-high four goals... Oh, and he also had 12 hitouts and seven inside-50s.

 

 

Round 15 stats leaders:

KICKS      
Jack Higgins Oakleigh Chargers 24  
Mitchell Lewis Calder Cannons 23  
Will Leslie Gippsland Power 21  
Corey Lyons Sandringham Dragons 20  
Patrick Killen Geelong Falcons 19  
Callan Wellings North Ballarat Rebels 19  
Luke Bunker Northern Knights 19  
Lachlan Murphy Northern Knights 19  
Marcus Lentini Northern Knights 18  
Harrison Burt Sandringham Dragons 18  
Oscar Junker Western Jets 18  
Darby Henderson Bendigo Pioneers 17  
Benjamin Caluzzi Calder Cannons 17  
Taylin Duman Eastern Ranges 17  
Sam Fowler Dandenong Stingrays 16  
       
HANDBALLS      
Brodie Romensky Western Jets 24  
Jackson McDonald Calder Cannons 23  
Hugh McCluggage North Ballarat Rebels 22  
Marcus Lentini Northern Knights 18  
Myles Poholke Dandenong Stingrays 18  
Ryan Carter Western Jets 18  
Wilson Berry Western Jets 18  
Matt Perry Northern Knights 17  
Mason Blakey Northern Knights 16  
Luke Bunker Northern Knights 15  
Josh Patullo Gippsland Power 15  
Thomas Glen Dandenong Stingrays 15  
Isaac Wallace Murray Bushrangers 15  
Ed Phillips Oakleigh Chargers 14  
Nathan Scagliarini Dandenong Stingrays 14  
       
MARKS      
Mitchell Lewis Calder Cannons 13  
Ed Phillips Oakleigh Chargers 12  
Jack Higgins Oakleigh Chargers 11  
Hamish Brayshaw Sandringham Dragons 10  
Ryan Carter Western Jets 9  
Ryan Garthwaite Murray Bushrangers 9  
Zachary Zdybel Geelong Falcons 8  
Brett Blair Geelong Falcons 8  
James Gow North Ballarat Rebels 7  
Jack Exell Bendigo Pioneers 7  
Jamieson Sheahan Bendigo Pioneers 7  
Isaac Miller Bendigo Pioneers 7  
Jordan Ridley Oakleigh Chargers 7  
Willem Drew North Ballarat Rebels 7  
Nick Larkey Oakleigh Chargers 7  
       
HITOUTS      
Sam Hayes Eastern Ranges 33  
Chas Roberts Northern Knights 32  
Josh Patullo Gippsland Power 27  
Hayden Elliot Geelong Falcons 20  
Lachlan Filipovic Sandringham Dragons 20  
Zachary Zdybel Geelong Falcons 19  
Darren Walters Western Jets 19  
Lloyd Meek North Ballarat Rebels 18  
Dylan Atkins Dandenong Stingrays 17  
Jacob McNicol Calder Cannons 17  
Joshua Boehm Oakleigh Chargers 16  
Max Lynch Murray Bushrangers 15  
Steven Christou Northern Knights 14  
Trent McMullan Murray Bushrangers 14  
Nathan Twigg Bendigo Pioneers 13  
       
TACKLES      
Hamish Brayshaw Sandringham Dragons 10  
Oliver Florent Sandringham Dragons 9  
Luke Bunker Northern Knights 9  
Corey Grindlay Calder Cannons 9  
James Worpel Geelong Falcons 9  
Isaac Miller Bendigo Pioneers 8  
Tom Murphy Dandenong Stingrays 8  
Nicholas Buykx Western Jets 8  
Ben Paton Murray Bushrangers 8  
Joshua Begley Eastern Ranges 8  
Will Stephenson Gippsland Power 8  
Brodie Romensky Western Jets 7  
Todd Marshall Murray Bushrangers 7  
Xavier Jordan Oakleigh Chargers 7  
Isaac Wallace Murray Bushrangers 7  
       
2016 LEADING GOALKICKERS    
    Goals Total
Karl Brown Calder Cannons 2 45
Brett Blair Geelong Falcons 3 34
Sam Fowler Dandenong Stingrays 2 33
Lachlan Tiziani Murray Bushrangers _ 29
Kayle Kirby Bendigo Pioneers 1 28
Dan Allsop Dandenong Stingrays _ 24
Jordan Johnston North Ballarat Rebels DNP 24
Joshua Begley Eastern Ranges _ 23
Muhammad Saad Calder Cannons 1 23
Corey McKay Northern Knights 1 23

 

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Stats Central Rd 11: Oakleigh charges at Geelong 

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