Who are the AFL’s best and worst in front of goal?

SEN - Tue, 15th May 2018 - 0 Comments

Champion Data’s Glenn Luff has revealed which individuals have the best goal kicking percentages, while also shining the light on which club’s have failed in front of the big sticks this season.

St Kilda’s poor goal kicking cost them a chance to knock off Fremantle last weekend, and it has been a major concern for Alan Richardson’s men over the first part of 2018.

The Western Bulldogs and Greater Western Sydney don’t fare much better in front of the big sticks.

Meanwhile, the foursome of Adelaide, Hawthorn, Collingwood and West Coast lead the way for accuracy in front of goal.

Kick rating for goal

1: Adelaide

2: Hawthorn

3: Collingwood

4: West Coast

16: GWS

17: Western Bulldogs

18: St Kilda

As for individual players, a rising Carlton youngster leads the way, while some highly rated players are on the opposite side of the spectrum.

Expected goal kicking percentage (players that have had 10 or more shots)

1: Harry McKay +32%

2: Rory Atkins +26%

3: Charlie Cameron +25%

4: Isaac Smith +25%

5: Taylor Walker +24%

3rd-worst: Jack Billings -27%

2nd-worst: Christian Petracca -30%

Worst: Luke Dahlhaus -35%