AFL WIDE BAY: Maryborough Bears V The Waves at Port City Park in the Anzac Day clash.
AFL WIDE BAY: Maryborough Bears V The Waves at Port City Park in the Anzac Day clash. Matthew McInerney

STAT ATTACK: The numbers stack up for The Waves

Stat Attack is finally back!

The weekly column looks at the numbers that make up the AFL Wide Bay after every round: attacking and defensive milestones, goalkicking rate, and other random stats.

After a disrupted to start to the author's season (and another to come in the very near future), we're looking at how your club has performed in the first five rounds of the new-look competition.

We have a three-way tie atop the AFL Wide Bay table with Hervey Bay Bombers, Bay Power and The Waves each with four wins and one loss.

The Waves are flying high but the three-time AFL Wide Bay premiers (2014-2016) have a distinct issue with their defence.

 

AFL WIDE BAY: The Waves v Maryborough Bears at Port City Park, Maryborough.
AFL WIDE BAY: The Waves v Maryborough Bears at Port City Park, Maryborough. Matthew McInerney

They have conceded 419 points so far (83.8 per game), the second-worst of the league (Maryborough's 1051 at 210.2 is the worst).

The first-round thrashing by Hervey Bay Bombers, in which they fell 21.12-138 - 9.6-60, was their worst defensive display, but it is also the only loss they have suffered to date.

They are also the second-best attacking outfit, having kicked 542 points (108.4 per game).

The Waves' win against Maryborough in the fifth round was their best attacking performance to date.

The Waves kicked 31 goals on its way to 206 points, the Bundaberg club's highest in one game this season.

 

AFL WIDE BAY: Maryborough Bears v The Waves at Port City Park in their Anzac Day clash.
AFL WIDE BAY: Maryborough Bears v The Waves at Port City Park in their Anzac Day clash. Matthew McInerney

A conversion rate of 53.74% (79 goals v 68 points) is the third best in the league, but below the AFL Wide Bay average of 56.3%.

Michael Blair has led the way with the Sherrin, kicking 11 goals. He is closely followed by Keiran Perry (10) and Michael Sommer Liverton (9).

Keep an eye on www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/sport for your club's assessment