Dragons aim to sharpen efficiency

TALL TARGET: Sandhurst's Ryan Haythorpe has kicked 12 goals this season.

TALL TARGET: Sandhurst's Ryan Haythorpe has kicked 12 goals this season.

UNDEFEATED Sandhurst's scoring is proving somewhat of a double-edged sword for coach Brett Fitzpatrick four rounds into the Bendigo Football League season.

The negative is that while it is yet to come back to bite them, the Dragons have been constantly wayward in front of goal, but the positive is the amount of scoring opportunities Sandhurst has been generating.

The top-of-the-ladder Dragons' scores this season have been 13.14, 18.18, 16.18 and 11.24 in what have been four wins all by at least 51 points.

That's an overall return of 58.74 from 132 scoring shots, which is 12 more scores than any other side in the competition heading into Sandhurst's round five clash with the fourth-placed Kangaroo Flat at the Queen Elizabeth Oval on Saturday.

"You can't complain about having 30-plus shots at goal like we have been most weeks," Fitzpatrick said on Friday.

"I'm sure that accuracy will turn for us at some time, but also, there may be a bit of pressure on the opposition creating more rushed behinds because of the amount of time the ball is going into our forward line.

"We're moving the ball quickly, but not as fluently as we'd like, which means we've been having a lot more shots under pressure, which will happen until we get accustomed to the pace of the flow."

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