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ALEX SCOTT & STAFF
WEST GIPPSLAND FOOTBALL
NETBALL COMPETITION

Pubished on 10 July 2022
ACCURACY IS KEY

By David Nagel

If football statistics had a pecking order there would be one that stands head and shoulders above the rest.

Just as every tennis player on the planet would to play like Roger Federer, basketballers like Michael Jordan, or spin bowlers like the great Shane Warne…statistics have a hero that they all aspire to be.

Clearances and stoppages won, tackle counts, turn overs and inside 50s all contribute to the only true statistic that really matters at the end of the day…the almighty scoreboard!

Creating chances and converting is what football is all about…what it has always been about, and what it will always be about in the future.

As superior as Federer, Jordan or Warne have ever been…the scoreboard is clearly the most important statistic in football.

In the West Gippsland Football Netball Competition (WGFNC) this year, there’s one team that stands head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to creating and converting its chances.

Not only has Tooradin-Dalmore created more scoring opportunities than any other team this season, they’ve converted at a rate better than their opposition as well.

The Seagulls have had 393 scoring shots this season, 31 more than next best Phillip Island, and with 220 goals and 173 behinds are converting at a best-of-the-league 56 percent of the time.

If finals positions were based on accuracy, then Nar Nar Goon (55.6), Bunyip (54.6), Cora Lynn (53), Warragul Industrials (52.6) and Inverloch-Kongwak (51.8) would be those to make up the top six.

Bottom-side, the winless Garfield, has the worst accuracy rate in the competition converting just 61 of its 146 scoring shots at a rate of 41.8 percent.

And what about in defence, what teams are making it most difficult for opposition teams to convert?

You guessed it…Tooradin-Dalmore leads the way again!

The Seagulls have only conceded 155 scoring shots this season, with only 62 goals scored against, meaning that opposition teams are only converting 40 percent of the time.

The direct correlation between the top and bottom teams is complete when we consider that opposition teams have been most accurate against Garfield this season.

The Stars have conceded 345 scoring shots, with teams kicking 191 goals at a rate of 55.4 percent.

Is it method, is it pressure, is it skill…whatever it is there’s no doubting the factual difference that exists between the top and bottom teams in the competition when it comes to conversion for and against?

Delving deeper, accuracy against a team certainly doesn’t come down to luck.

The top-six teams in the competition are the hardest to convert ‘accurately’ against with Tooradin (40 percent) joined by Cora Lynn (45.7), Inverloch-Kongwak (47.3), Warragul Industrials (49.3), Phillip Island (49.7) and Nar Nar Goon (50.3) on the sometimes considered ‘lucky’ list.

Creating chances and converting, and stopping others from doing it…is what footy is all about!

 

SCORES FOR – ACCURACY

TEAM                               GOALS                BEHINDS              SHOTS                POINTS               ACCURACY

TOORADIN-DALMORE    220                     173                     393                     1493                   0.560

NAR NAR GOON              163                     130                     293                     1108                   0.556

BUNYIP                            125                     104                     229                     854                     0.546

CORA LYNN                     140                     124                     264                     964                     0.530

WARRAGUL IND              140                     126                     266                     966                     0.526

INVERLOCH-KONGWAK  173                     161                     334                     1199                   0.518

DALYSTON                       80                       75                       155                     555                     0.516

PHILLIP ISLAND               183                     179                     362                     1277                   0.506

KOOWEERUP                   106                     124                     230                     760                     0.461

KILCUNDA-BASS              92                       114                     206                     666                     0.447

KORUMBURRA-BENA     66                       82                       148                     478                     0.446

GARFIELD                         61                       85                       146                     451                     0.418

 

SCORES AGAINST – ACCURACY

TEAM                                GOALS                BEHINDS              SHOTS                 POINTS               ACCURACY

GARFIELD                         191                     154                     345                     1300                   0.554

DALYSTON                       177                     144                     321                     1196                   0.551

KOOWEERUP                   155                     130                     285                     1060                   0.544

KORUMBURRA-BENA     211                     189                     400                     1455                   0.528

BUNYIP                             117                     105                     222                     807                     0.527

KILCUNDA-BASS              149                     142                     291                     1036                   0.512

NAR NAR GOON              92                       91                       183                     643                     0.503

PHILLIP ISLAND                90                       91                       181                     631                     0.497

WARRAGUL IND              110                     113                     223                     773                     0.493

INVERLOCH-KONGWAK  89                       99                       188                     633                     0.473

CORA LYNN                      106                     126                     232                     762                     0.457

TOORADIN-DALMORE    62                       93                       155                     465                     0.400