AFL ACTION: Brothers Bulldogs' Michael Lovett at Frank Coulthard Oval.
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STAT ATTACK: Roos shoot into the comp's top four

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.

In the past three weeks Maroochydore Roos shot from nowhere to be a genuine top four contender.

The best-placed Sunshine Coast club has won three games on the trot, but it is the amount of points the Roos scored that forced rivals to take notice.

Maroochydore boasts the best attack and defence in that period. The Roos kicked 299 points (through a staggering 45 goals) and conceded 87, the only club to concede less than 100 in the same timespan.

A closer look shows the Roos played sixth-placed Pomona twice and Gympie, who sit last, once.

The club took advantage of its lesser opponents for a boost to its percentage, which is now 153.54% - the best in the competition.

Maroochydore's weakness is that not one of its four wins has come against a Wide Bay team.

They have a good chance when they host Bay Power, a club coming off its worst attacking display of the season.

Bay Power kicked only 43 points, courtesy of six goals - it's lowest since the first round.

The Power won its opening four games, but has won just one of its past four games.

Hervey Bay Bombers won five consecutive games before last week's shock loss to Across The Waves.

The Bombers will host Gympie Cats, who won its first game of the season a fortnight ago.

The Cats boast the least productive attack and the lowest percentage in the competition, but the Bombers are the only team to have conceded more points.

Gympie conceded 540 points in its eight games (77.14 per game, worst in the comp), while the Bombers have allowed 621 points from nine games (69 per game, third worst).

Gympie's best attacking performance of the season came against the Bombers in the second round. The Cats kicked 67 points that day (a five-point loss), and has reached 50 on only one other occasion (Rd6 v the Power).

Brothers Bulldogs may have won last week but the Bundaberg club produced its least-productive attacking performance of the year.

The Bulldogs failed to reach 60 points for the first time this year, but its win - its seventh in eight games - ensured the club kicked six points clear atop the table.



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