Accuracy an area for North Bendigo to sharpen up

KEY TARGET: Sam Barnes is one of the star forwards in what's a potent North Bendigo forward line that is averaging 171 points per game, despite converting at just 48.7 per cent. Picture: ADAM BOURKE

KEY TARGET: Sam Barnes is one of the star forwards in what's a potent North Bendigo forward line that is averaging 171 points per game, despite converting at just 48.7 per cent. Picture: ADAM BOURKE

IT’S a scary thought for the Heathcote District Football-Netball League to think North Bendigo’s dominance so far could have been even greater had the Bulldogs had their kicking boots on.

After five rounds North Bendigo sits undefeated at the top of the ladder with a 4-0 record, percentage of 397.6 and winning margins of 187, 149, 59 and 117 points.

Yet when it comes to conversion, the Bulldogs have been the worst in the HDFNL at just 48.7 per cent.

The Bulldogs are the only team with a conversion rate of less than 50 per cent.

In comparison, the team that shapes as the Bulldogs’ biggest threat this year – Leitchville-Gunbower – has a conversion rate of 65.1 per cent, well above the league average of 53.1.

The trade-off for the Bulldogs’ inaccuracy though is the massive amount of scoring shots they are averaging per game – a whopping 49.8 – with the next best being the Bombers at a distant 32.3.

• HDFNL conversion:

Leitchville-Gunbower

Accuracy: 65.1%

Avr score shots: 32.3

Mount Pleasant

Accuracy 53.8%

Avr score shots: 19.5

LBU

Accuracy: 53.3%

Avr score shots: 21.0

White Hills

Accuracy: 53.3%

Avr score shots: 30.0

Elmore

Accuracy: 52.3%

Avr score shots: 21.4

Heathcote

Accuracy: 50.7%

Avr score shots: 14.6

Huntly

Accuracy: 50.5%

Avr score shots: 23.8

Colbinabbin

Accuracy: 50.4%

Avr score shots: 23.4

North Bendigo

Accuracy: 48.7%

Avr score shots: 49.8

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Other AFLCV league conversion percentages:

BENDIGO:

Kyneton – 60.9%

Gisborne – 58.2%

Strathfieldsaye – 58.2%

South Bendigo – 56.7%

Sandhurst – 55.3%

Kangaroo Flat – 53.9%

Castlemaine – 47.6%

Eaglehawk – 45.8%

Maryborough – 45.3%

Golden Square – 36.0%

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LODDON VALLEY:

Pyramid Hill – 60.9%

Calivil United – 58.0%

M. Gully YCW – 54.3%

Newbridge – 53.7%

Bridgewater – 51.2%

Inglewood – 50.4%

BL-Serpentine – 47.7%

Mitiamo – 47.5%

Marong – 45.8%

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NORTH CENTRAL:

Sea Lake Nandaly – 67.0%

St Arnaud – 60.8%

Wyche-Narraport – 56.1%

Birchip-Watchem – 55.4%

Boort – 50.0%

Donald – 48.2%

Wedderburn – 46.2%

Charlton – 42.6%