Stats Central: Big bag for Brown

Calder Cannons forward Karl Brown has repaid the club’s faith in him with a match-winning nine-goal haul against the Gippsland Power in Round 5. 

Brown was invited back to Calder as an over-age player this year following an enigmatic 2015 season, and was a key factor in the Cannons notching their first victory of 2016 on Saturday. The 193cm Essendon Doutta Stars junior booted five majors in the first term at Morwell Recreation Reserve to help his team open up a match-defining lead. 

Brown demonstrated his goalkicking ability last year with 36 goals in 11 TAC Cup games, including bags of eight and six. Talent Manager Ian Kyte said Brown had turned things around ahead of his second year in Calder’s program. 

“He’s lost about 15kg over the two years and is now looking like he might fulfil that potential he showed in previous years but probably wasn’t working as hard as he could,” Kyte said earlier in 2016. 

“I think Karl will be one who’ll be talked about by people as the year goes on.” 

In other key stats last weekend:

42: Harrison Burt did everything he could to try to get the Sandringham Dragons over the line against the Murray Bushrangers, racking up 42 disposals – 15 more than the next highest disposal-winner on the ground. The Ormond product also had game highs in contested possessions (18) and clearances (11), but his Dragons could only manage to split the points with the Bushrangers. 

105: The key to the Geelong Falcons’ victory over the Eastern Ranges was in their slick ball movement. Eastern had one more mark than Geelong for the match but the Falcons had 118 more disposals. That was on the back of the winners clearly being more willing to move the ball on quickly, recording similar kick numbers but 105 more handballs than the Ranges.



Harrison Burt Sandringham Dragons 28
Lachlan McKenzie Northern Territory 20
Goy Lok Sandringham Dragons 20
Hugh McCluggage North Ballarat Rebels 19
Nicholas Dodge Tasmania 19
Thomas Glen Dandenong Stingrays 24
Max Augerinos Geelong Falcons 21
Hugh McCluggage North Ballarat Rebels 17
Lockey McCartney Geelong Falcons 17
Brodie Romensky Western Jets 17
Jack Reaper Calder Cannons 12
Lachlan McKenzie Northern Territory 10
Taylin Duman Eastern Ranges 9
Louis Cunningham Oakleigh Chargers 9
Tyson Lever Calder Cannons 9
Lachlan Filipovic Sandringham Dragons 42
Todd Lawrence North Ballarat Rebels 31
Harry Boyd Murray Bushrangers 28
Sam Hayes Eastern Ranges 28
Chas Roberts Northern Knights 27
Lachlan Wilson Northern Knights 18
Ben Paterson Northern Knights 14
Kyle Palmer-Hughes Tasmania 12
Alex Federico Northern Knights 10
Lachlan Clifford Tasmania 10



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