Stats Central Rd 11: Oakleigh charges at Geelong

The Oakleigh Chargers got closer than any team to the Geelong Falcons during their current nine-match winning streak, going down by just six points at Simonds Stadium in Round 11.

The Falcons have now defeated six of their seven top-eight rivals and are easily the TAC Cup’s top-ranked team for points scored. But even without eight first-choice players missing to Vic Metro duties at the NAB AFL U18 Championships, the Chargers put the clamps on Geelong with pressure-packed play.

They may have lost the counts for disposals, contested possessions, clearances and inside-50s, but Oakleigh won the tackle count with an impressive 97 and forced the Falcons to handball more than they kicked.

Adam Tomaro and Dion Johnstone led the way with 11 tackles apiece, while William Goss laid 10 and Xavier Jordan and Charlie Thompson had nine. All five players were in the top nine tacklers in the TAC Cup for Round 11.

The Geelong Cats experienced what pure pressure can do when St Kilda upset the premiership favourites in the AFL last week. No matter what ladder position a team is in or what cattle it has on the park, effort without the ball can level any contest up.


In other key stats from Round 11:

7: 16-year-old Jordan Johnston did everything he could for the North Ballarat Rebels in their heart-breaking loss to the Sandringham Dragons. The 182cm forward kicked seven of his team’s 13 goals from 14 disposals and eight marks, including four majors in the first quarter. Teammate Callan Wellings also had a game-high 32 disposals, but their efforts couldn’t bring home the four premiership points.

21Kade Renooy has been one of the Gippsland Power’s most consistent ball-winners this season, but he probably wouldn’t have predicted his 21 disposals would be a team-high in a 50-point victory over the Western Jets. The Power may only have had 251 disposals against the Jets, but they made them count by booting 18 goals – that’s a major every 13 touches.


Round 11 stats leaders:

Callan Wellings North Ballarat Rebels 22  
Isaac Miller Bendigo Pioneers 21  
Ben Paton Murray Bushrangers 21  
Jamieson Sheahan Bendigo Pioneers 20  
Lachlan Murphy Northern Knights 20  
Nathan Scagliarini Dandenong Stingrays 19  
Laine Fitzgerald Bendigo Pioneers 17  
Tyson Lever Calder Cannons 17  
Tate Marsh Gippsland Power 17  
Kade Renooy Gippsland Power 17  
Jake Bradley Northern Knights 17  
Joshua Begley Eastern Ranges 16  
Fletcher Carroll Murray Bushrangers 16  
Jaidyn Owen Calder Cannons 15  
Jordan Haynes Eastern Ranges 15  
James Cousins Murray Bushrangers 20  
Matthew Signorello Northern Knights 20  
Xavier Jordan Oakleigh Chargers 18  
Lachlan Murphy Northern Knights 17  
Paddy Dow Bendigo Pioneers 15  
Reuben Hayward Sandringham Dragons 15  
Issac Miller Bendigo Pioneers 14  
Fletcher Carroll Murray Bushrangers 13  
Jake McQueen North Ballarat Rebels 13  
Kane Nissenbaum Sandringham Dragons 13  
Lachlan Wilson Northern Knights 13  
Nicholas Giarrizzo Western Jets 12  
Jono Aujard Oakleigh Chargers 12  
Darby Henderson Bendigo Pioneers 12  
Ashley Krakauer Sandringham Dragons 12  
Max Williams Sandringham Dragons 12  
James Cousins Murray Bushrangers 10  
Lachlan Tiziani Murray Bushrangers 10  
Jaidyn Owen Calder Cannons 10  
Trent McMullan Murray Bushrangers 9  
William Goss Oakleigh Chargers 9  
Isaac Miller Bendigo Pioneers 8  
Sam McLarty Oakleigh Chargers 8  
Laine Fitzgerald Bendigo Pioneers 8  
Mitchell Lewis Calder Cannons 8  
Aiden Domic North Ballarat Rebels 8  
Caleb Sheahan Bendigo Pioneers 8  
Kyle O'Conner North Ballarat Rebels 8  
Jordan Johnston North Ballarat Rebels 8  
Lachlan Murphy Northern Knights 7  
Chas Roberts Northern Knights 39  
Nathan Mullenger-McHugh Eastern Ranges 33  
Ethan Casey Sandringham Dragons 31  
Hayden Elliot Geelong Falcons 30  
Ovie Magbegor Calder Cannons 27  
Dylan Atkins Dandenong Stingrays 26  
Joshua Boehm Oakleigh Chargers 21  
Brock McGregor Western Jets 19  
Todd Lawrence North Ballarat Rebels 17  
Ryan Kilpatrick Murray Bushrangers 17  
Kieran Jones Gippsland Power 17  
Nathan Twigg Bendigo Pioneers 17  
Jonty Neaves Bendigo Pioneers 14  
Shannon Beks North Ballarat Rebels 13  
Ned Reeves Oakleigh Chargers 13  
Adam Tomaro Oakleigh Chargers 11  
Nathan Scagliarini Dandenong Stingrays 11  
Jordan Haynes Eastern Ranges 11  
Dion Johnstone Oakleigh Chargers 11  
William Goss Oakleigh Chargers 10  
Callan McKeon Gippsland Power 10  
Lachlan Wilson Northern Knights 10  
Charlie Thompson Oakleigh Chargers 9  
Xavier Jordan Oakleigh Chargers 9  
Hayden Elliot Geelong Falcons 8  
Jackson McDonald Calder Cannons 8  
Fletcher Carroll Murray Bushrangers 8  
Brad Bernacki Calder Cannons 8  
Joshua Begley Eastern Ranges 8  
Jake McCormack Eastern Ranges 8  
    Goals Total
Karl Brown Calder Cannons 7 38
Brett Blair Geelong Falcons 1 30
Sam Fowler Dandenong Stingrays VIC 26
Kayle Kirby Bendigo Pioneers INJ 21
Dan Allsop Dandenong Stingrays 4 20
Muhammad Saad Calder Cannons 1 20
Jordan Johnston North Ballarat Rebels 7 20
Joshua Begley Eastern Ranges _ 19
Jackson McLachlan Geelong Falcons 2 18
Lachlan Tiziani Murray Bushrangers 4 17


* Photo: Brian Bartlett


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