06 Dec 2017

 
   
 

 

 
 
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Scoring Shots.

There have been 1,927 matches 1897-2017 won with fewer scoring shots (12.7% of matches played). The highest percentage of matches won in a season with fewer scoring shots was 22.32% in 1957 (25/112) and 1960 (25/112).  The lowest percentage was 3.57% in 1966. In 2013 10.14% were won with fewer scoring shots, 2014 - 13.04%, 2015 -12.14%, 2016 - 11.59% and in 2017 - 13.04%.

  • The greatest deficit in scoring shots by a winning side is 15.
    round 4 1957  (26 to 41)
    Richmond 4.2-26   10.7-67   10.8-68   16.10-106
    Fitzroy 2.11-23   5.14-44   8.26-74   10.31-91
    round 16 1977 (22 to 37)
    Geelong 2.0-12   7.4-46   12.5-77   16.6-102
    Collingwood 5.7-37   7.12-54   10.18-78   12.25-97

     

  • The nearest a team with 16 fewer scoring shots has got to winning....and the only match where a team scoring 3 fewer goals has won.

    round 13 1944  (32 to 16)
    Richmond 5.2-32   6.2-38   13.2-80   14.2-86
    Nth Melbourne 1.1-7   5.7-37   7.8-50   11.21-87

     

  • The biggest margin between teams with equal scoring shots is 50 points.
    round 15 1962
    Essendon 3.0-18   6.1-37   10.3-63   15.7-97
    St Kilda 2.3-15   3.5-23   4.12-36   5.17-47
    round 3 1987
    St Kilda 4.3-27   8.5-53   15.6-96   21.7-133
    Brisbane 1.2-8   3.8-26   7.10-52   11.17-83
    round 8 1993
    Geelong 6.4-40   11.9-75   13.11-89   19.14-128
    Richmond 1.4-10   2.8-20   4.19-43   9.24-78
    round 5 1997
    Adelaide 5.3-33   7.3-45   13.5-83   19.7-121
    WB/Footscray 2.3-15   3.11-29   4.13-37   9.17-71
  • Highest equal number of scoring shots is 38.
    round 22 1982
    Melbourne 5.3-33   11.8-74   18.10-128   25.13-163
    Sydney/SM 5.6-36   12.9-81   15.11-101   22.16-138

     

  • The lowest number of equal scoring shots is 8.
    round 5 1900
    Essendon 2.2-14   2.3-15   2.5-17   3.5-23
    Carlton 0.1-1   1.3-9   1.4-10   2.6-18

     

  • The match to trouble the scoreboard  attendants the least had just 13 scoring shots.
    round 6 1898
    Melbourne 1.0-6   1.2-8   1.5-11   1.7-13
    Sydney 0.1-1   0.2-2   1.2-8   2.3-15

     

  • The match that kept the scoreboard attendants the busiest had 91 scoring shots.
    round 21 1974
    Richmond 10.1-61   15.7-97   21.14-140   23.24-162
    Sydney/SM 2.10-22   6.15-51   10.22-82   17.27-129
Most scoring shots - Single team: 1st Quarter - 20
round 2 1939 
Collingwood 8.12-60   11.13-79   17.18-120   21.20-146
Sydney/SM 3.4-22   8.11-59   10.14-74   15.17-107
round 21 1984
Geelong 6.14-50   9.19-73   13.25-103   14.29-113
Richmond 3.1-19   4.2-26   5.5-35   9.9-63

Collingwood and Sydney/SM's combined total of 27 scoring shots in the 1st quarter is also the highest recorded.

Most scoring shots - Single team: 2nd Quarter - 20
round  4 1948 (7.13)
Hawthorn 1.1-7   8.14-62   9.14-68   14.21-105
Nth Melbourne 5.5-35   7.6-48   10.14-74   11.15-81
round 16 1948 (6.14)
WB/Footscray 0.1-1   6.15-51   6.15-51   11.25-91
Geelong 4.6-30   4.6-30   6.15-51   7.15-57
round 23 1992 (9.11)
Adelaide 5.6-36   14.17-101   17.21-123   24.24-169
Geelong 1.3-9   4.5-29   8.9-57   11.12-78

 

Most combined scoring shots: 2nd Quarter - 29
round 6 1977 (18 + 11)
Hawthorn 5.11-41   10.24-84   15.32-122   25.41-191
St Kilda 2.0-12   10.3-63   11.5-71   16.7-103

Hawthorn's 66 scoring shots for the match is  the record too.

 
Most scoring shots  - Single team: 3rd Quarter - 23
round 6 1929 (7.16)
WB/Footscray 7.7-49   8.7-55   15.23-113   16.24-120
Hawthorn 2.2-14   3.11-25   3.11-25   7.15-57
Most combined scoring shots: 3rd Quarter is 26
round 3 1940 (17 + 9)
Collingwood 5.4-34   6.8-44   13.18-96   18.19-127
Carlton 2.4-16   5.6-36   7.13-55   12.18-90
round 5 1980 (16 + 10)
Richmond  6.1-37   13.8-86   18.19-127   29.25-199
Fitzroy 4.3-27   4.8-32   9.13-67   11.15-61
round 5 1988 (18 + 8)
Hawthorn 7.3-45   14.7-91   25.14-164   31-19-205
Nth Melbourne 3.2-20   7.8-50   12.11-83   19.14-128
round 13 1992 (15 + 11)
Geelong 7.5-47   16.8-154   23.16-154   29.19-192
Nth Melbourne 4.2-26   5.6-36   14.8-92   17.13-115
Most scoring shots  - Single team:  Last Quarter - 21
round 12 1919 (17.4)
Sydney/SM 2.5-17   6.7-43   12.11-83   29.15-189
St Kilda 0.0-0   2.2-14   2.6-18   2.6-18
round 13 1958 (9.12)
Essendon  2.3-15   8.12-60   8.18-66   17.30-132
St Kilda 3.2-20   3.5-23   7.9-51   8.9-57
round 9 1966 (10.11)
Geelong 4.1-25   8.7-55   10.13-73   20.24-144
Fitzroy 4.0-24   5.0-30   5.1-31   5.1-31

 

Most combined scoring shots: Last quarter - 26
round 19 1945 (19 + 7)
Carlton 5.3-33   12.9-81   14.13-97   23.23-161
Geelong 1.2-8   2.6-18   7.8-50   9.13-67
round 6 1977 (19 + 7)
Hawthorn 5.11-41   10.24-84   15.32-122   25.41-191
St Kilda 2.0-12   10.3-63   11.5-71   16.7-103
round 6 1978 (13 + 13)
St Kilda 8.7-55   19.12-126   23.13-151   31.18-204
Melbourne 6.2-38   8.5-53   15.8-98   21.15-141
semi final 1989  (20 + 6)
Geelong 3.3-21   8.8-56   12.11-83   22.21-153
Melbourne 1.5-11   3.11-29   8.16-64   12.18-90
  • There have been 1,992 matches (1897-2017) where one team has doubled or more than doubled their opponents' scoring shots. Only 1 team doing so has lost the match.
round 15 1909 (17 to 8)
University   1.6-12   1.9-15   2.12-24 2.15-27
Melbourne   1.0-6   3.1-19   3.3-21 4.4-28
  • 3 or more times - 365 (32.86% of matches in 1898 - 1.45% in 2017)
  • 4 more 118 (17.14% of matches in 1898 - 0.97% (2) in 2017)
  • 5 or more   50 (10.14% of matches in 1899 - none in 2016)
  • 6 or more   26 (7.14% of matches in 1898 - 0.48% (1) in 2017)
  • 10 or more 10 (4.35% of matches in 1899 - two instances in the last 100 seasons - 1915 - Carlton 5.15-45 vs St Kilda 1.1-7 and 1953 - WB/Footscray 10.6-66 vs Fitzroy 1.0-6.)
  • The highest factor in scoring shots is 47 - the famous (or infamous) Geelong 23.24 v St Kilda 0.1 in 1899. Since 1997 the highest factor has been 7.33

Recent Greatest:

round 20 2011  (44 to 6)
Collingwood 6.5-41   12.12-84   16.16-112   23.21-159
Port Adelaide 0.1-1   1.2-8   2.2-14   3.3-21
round 23  2017 (35 to 5)
Port Adelaide   2.3-15   9.6-60   14.12-96 20.15-135
Gold Coast   2.1-13   2.1-13   2.1-13 3.2-20
  • Geelong in the 2007 Qualifying Final had 4.1 times more scoring shots than their opponent, Nth Melbourne (41 to 10) and also more than tripled (factor of 3.07) Port Adelaide's scoring shots (43 to 14) in the 2007 Grand Final thus becoming the only finalist to more than triple the scoring shots of 2 opponents in the one series. 
  • There have been just 6 occasions in finals' matches where one team has tripled or more than tripled their opponents scoring shots. The other four besides 2007:

    1960 Grand Final, Melbourne 22 to Collingwood 4 (8.14-62 vs 2.2-14)
    1969 Semi Final Richmond 42 to Geelong 14 (25.17-167 vs 7.7-49)
    1987 Elimination Final, Melbourne 48 to Nth Melb. 15 (22.26-158 vs 5.10-40)
    1994 Preliminary Final, West Coast 37 to Melbourne 12 (16.21-117 vs 8.4-52)

Average Scoring Shots
(Per score)

1897-1911 15.73
1912-1926 20.37
1927-1941 25.33
1942-1956 24.05
1957-1971 23.62
1972-1986 28.54
1987-2001 26.99
2002-2016 25.12
 

Highest average shots in a season: 31.16 in 1982
Average scoring shots 2017: 24.43



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