STAT ATTACK: Goals contract but Bay sides buck trends
STAT Attack continues its first season in the QFA Wide Bay Sunshine Coast.
The weekly column looks at the numbers that make up the QFA Wide Bay Sunshine Coast after each week: attacking and defensive milestones, goalkicking rate, and other random stats.
Fraser Coast's two senior teams beat Bundaberg's two seniors teams by five points each.
Hervey Bay Bombers ended Brothers Bulldogs' undefeated streak and Bay Power put an end to its defensive woes in the win over Across The Waves, which ended with an identical margin.
In both cases the Fraser Coast side held a commanding lead at the last break, before the Bundaberg team fought back but fell heartbreakingly short of victory.
The only difference was in the total points scored: 26 more points were kicked in the Bombers-Bulldogs game.
The Bombers' 66 points was the fewest the club has kicked in one game since the start of their third-round loss to the Bulldogs, when they also kicked 66 points.
It was Brothers' second-worst defensive effort of the season so far, after ATW kicked 69 points in their Anzac Day game, and leanest attacking total since their first game of the season.
The Bulldogs still boast the best attacking rate (75.1 per game), though the Bombers are kicking 74.25 per game.
Bay Power's win was their first since they beat Gympie in the sixth round.
They finally bucked a six-game trend of conceding more points with each game, though the seven-goal output was below the club's average (9.1 per game).
Maroochydore Roos claim the best defensive rate in the competition, allowing just 43.5 points per game.
The fourth-placed side has conceded more than 50 points on only one occasion (Rd 5 v the Bombers).
Gympie Cats' two-point win over Pomona was their first win of the season.
The Cats still boast the worst attack and defence in the competition, but another win could lift them off the bottom of the table.
A competition-wide lack of success in front of goal means just 46% of scoring shots went through the big sticks. It was the lowest conversion rate for one round.