Published on July 11, 2018 11:36 am

Alex Woodward in action for Collingwood this year


The statistical performance of Collingwood’s Alex Woodward in his second game back from a fourth knee reconstruction was a highlight from the weekend, as Stats Central looks at the key stats and players that influenced the results of games in Peter Jackson VFL Round 14.



Port Melbourne is the VFL’s third-ranked team for uncontested possessions per game while Williamstown is ranked 13th and that difference was reflected in the Borough winning this count 218-148 on Saturday. Mitch Wooffindin (game-high 23 uncontested possessions) and Mack Rivett (17) were the key players in space for the victors.


COBURG 12.7 (79) drew with SANDRINGHAM 11.13 (79)

Coburg’s defence held up remarkably well to restrict the Zebras to just 11 goals from 62 inside-50s while the Lions booted 12 majors of their own from 42 forward-line entries. Lochlan Dickson recorded a round-high nine rebound-50s for Coburg, with teammate Jesse Corigliano – the VFL leader for total rebound-50s – contributing eight.



Casey’s ability to restrict North Melbourne’s time and space – even given tough conditions at Casey Fields – was remarkable, with the Kangaroos managing only 73 uncontested possessions for the match (the Demons had 209). That figure is 123 fewer than the VFL average of 196 per game and 80 fewer than the bottom-ranked team’s average of 153.

Watch a replay of Casey Demons vs North Melbourne.


BOX HILL HAWKS 13.18 (96) d FOOTSCRAY 8.5 (53)

Box Hill’s trademark ball control has been disrupted in recent weeks but the Hawks regained their mojo in space and also dominated in close against the Bulldogs. The victors won the uncontested-possession count 254-207 – led by Anthony Brolic with 17 – and contested possessions 138-113 – topped by skipper Andrew Moore’s 16.


COLLINGWOOD 15.14 (104) d WERRIBEE 6.10 (46)

The Magpies comfortably beat Werribee in most key statistical categories and were brilliantly served in many of them by Alex Woodward in just his second match back after recovering from a fourth knee reconstruction. Woodward recorded game-highs of 28 disposals and 19 contested possessions as well as six clearances and four inside-50s.


GEELONG 14.15 (99) d FRANKSTON 4.5 (29)

Geelong’s tally of 454 disposals against the Dolphins was 110 more than the VFL average of 344 per game, with midfield pairing Jordan Keras (41 disposals, 20 contested possessions, 12 clearances, 12 inside-50s, 12 tackles and a goal) and George Horlin-Smith (41, nine clearances and two goals) torching Frankston around the ball.

Watch a replay of Frankston vs Geelong.


RICHMOND 13.11 (89) d ESSENDON 7.15 (57)

The ladder-leading Tigers are the lowest-ranked team in the top eight for average disposals but haven’t needed much of the ball to generate 1.5 goals per game more than any other side. Against Essendon, they scored a major for every 25 disposals recorded, while the Bombers were only allowed to do so every 54 touches.


* Read recaps of Round 14 VFL games from Saturday and Sunday.

Watch highlights from all Round 14 VFL matches.

See full results, goalkickers and best players from VFL Round 14.


Round 14 stats leaders:

Jordan Keras Geelong  22
Eli Templeton Port Melbourne 22
Mitch Wooffindin Port Melbourne 21
Mack Rivett Port Melbourne 20
Kade Answerth Sandringham 20
Lochlan Dickson Coburg 19
Blake Mullane Frankston 19
Anthony Brolic Box Hill Hawks 18
Cory Stockdale Casey Demons 18
Nick Hind Essendon 18
George Horlin-Smith Geelong 18
Oskar Baker Casey Demons 17
Michael Hartley Essendon 17
Lewis Young Footscray 17
Luke Tynan Port Melbourne 17
Dom Tyson Casey Demons 24
George Horlin-Smith Geelong 23
Darcy Parish Essendon 20
Tom Atkins Geelong 20
Jordan Keras Geelong 19
Tomas Bugg Casey Demons 18
Marcus Lentini Coburg 18
Nathan Freeman Sandringham 18
Charlie Constable Geelong 17
Trent Mynott Essendon 17
Brede Seccull Sandringham 17
Mitch Hannan Casey Demons 17
Blake Acres Sandringham 16
Dylan Clarke Essendon 16
Kurt Aylett Werribee 16
Lewis Young Footscray  13
Ryan Schoenmakers Box Hill Hawks 10
Lachlan Smith Footscray 10
Brendan Whitecross Box Hill Hawks 9
Aaron Francis Essendon 9
Jamieson Sheahan Essendon 9
Dallas Willsmore Box Hill Hawks 9
Fletcher Roberts Footscray 9
Mitch Lewis Box Hill Hawks 9
Daniel Coffield Richmond 9
Sam Collins Werribee 9
Mitch Wooffindin Port Melbourne 8
Jackson Thurlow Geelong 8
Angus Monfries Footscray 8
Lucas Cook Port Melbourne 8
Dominic Brew Werribee  20
Nash Holmes North Melbourne  20
Kurt Aylett Werribee 18
Jason Pongracic Williamstown 16
Aaron vandenBerg Casey Demons 16
Dom Tyson Casey Demons 15
Corey Wagner Casey Demons 15
Christopher Jansen North Melbourne 15
Jordan Keras Geelong 12
Mitch Hannan Casey Demons 12
Michael Gibbons Williamstown 12
Nick Mellington Coburg 12
Tomas Bugg Casey Demons 11
Kamdyn McIntosh Richmond 10
Tom Atkins Geelong 10
Braydon Preuss North Melbourne  72
Nick Meese Williamstown 60
Tom Hickey Sandringham 48
Lewis Pierce Frankston 47
Sam Draper Essendon 42
Zac Smith Geelong 40
Jack Berry Werribee 39
Max Lynch Collingwood 36
Tom Goodwin Coburg 33
Marc Pittonet Box Hill Hawks 24
Jordan Lisle Port Melbourne 2 30
Nick Larkey North Melbourne _ 29
Corey Rich Frankston 1 27
Mitch Lewis Box Hill Hawks 3 25
Daniel Younan Essendon 2 25
Joshua Corbett Werribee INJ 22
Tyson Stengle Richmond 1 20
Cameron Pedersen Casey Demons _ 20
Ben Cavarra Williamstown _ 20
Hisham Kerbatieh Coburg 2 18
Inside-50s Total Games
Michael Gibbons Williamstown 74 12
Eli Templeton Port Melbourne 65 12
Brett Bewley Williamstown 60 12
Nick Hind Essendon 58 11
Liam Baker Richmond 55 11
Tom Wilson Northern Blues 54 11
Jay Kennedy-Harris Casey Demons 51 12
Will Hayes Footscray 50 12
Tom Gribble Werribee 50 12
Marcus Lentini Coburg 48 13

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