STATS THAT MATTA ROUND 14
Saturday, June 15 2019, Bankwest Stadium
(Tries: J. Hoffman x 2, M. Sivo, M. Jennings, J. Paulo, D. Gower, R. Mahoney. Goals: M. Moses 5 from 7.)
(Tries: M. Gillet, C. Oates. Goals: J. Isaako 1 from 3.)
Now we are back from the Representative Round break, focus, for now, is back on NRL for a week. Well a week for the Eels.
So let’s reminisce and look back at the numbers from the Eels and Broncos clash to get us fired up for tomorrow night’s clash against the Raiders at our home away from home in Darwin.
This game was another head scratcher for the Eels after a poor performance against the Sharks the week earlier.
Given that the Darwin game is a home game, do we expect another great performance or another ‘we are just here on holidays’ performance?
A consistent week in week out performance is all we are looking for. Having big wins is great, but having them coupled with huge losses isn’t ideal to say the least. Our inability to grind out a game is concerning. Let’s hope that finally clicks into the players’ minds.
Lets look at the Stats that Matta for the Broncos game.
|1||6||J.Paulo||TRY||4 – 0|
|1||7||M.Moses||CONVERSION||6 – 0|
|1||11||M.Sivo||TRY||10 – 0|
|1||13||M.Moses||CONVERSION MISS||10 – 0|
|1||18||M.Jennings||TRY||14 – 0|
|1||19||M.Moses||CONVERSION||16 – 0|
|1||28||J.Hoffman||TRY||20 – 0|
|1||30||M.Moses||CONVERSION MISS||20 – 0|
|1||36||D.Gower||TRY||24 – 0|
|1||37||M.Moses||CONVERSION||26 – 0|
|1||40||J.Isaako||PENALTY GOAL MISS||26 – 0|
|2||43||M.Gillett||TRY||26 – 4|
|2||44||J.Isaako||CONVERSION MISS||26 – 4|
|2||48||J.Hoffman||TRY||30 – 4|
|2||50||M.Moses||CONVERSION||32 – 4|
|2||66||C.Oates||TRY||32 – 8|
|2||67||J.Isaako||CONVERSION||32 – 10|
|2||71||R.Mahoney||TRY||36 – 10|
|2||72||M.Moses||CONVERSION||38 – 10|
|33/41 (80)||Complete/Total Sets (%)||25/34 (74)|
|46:33||Time – Opposition Half||34:57|
|19:03||Time – Opposition 20||11:21|
|1||Goal Line Dropout||2|
|20/22 (91)||Complete/Total Sets (%)||12/15 (80)|
|19:53||Time – Opposition Half||21:25|
|11:18||Time – Opposition 20||6:20|
|0||Goal Line Dropout||1|
|13/19 (68)||Complete/Total Sets (%)||13/19 (68)|
|26:40||Time – Opposition Half||13:32|
|7:45||Time – Opposition 20||5:01|
|1||Goal Line Dropout||1|
The second half was a bit of a let down stats wise and no doubt something Brad Arthur would have addressed. The first 40 produced superiority across completions, possession and metres run. Such dominance was bound to be reflected on the scoreboard. But after a stellar first half, the Eels dropped off the intensity in the second stanza and if not for a very poor Broncos performance, this could have been very alarming for the Eels.
As previously said, we aren’t a team to grind and that comes from a mindset. Was the mindset going into the sheds at half time one of ‘yeah we got this. We don’t need to do much in the second half.’?
I was asked after this game to look at the possessions from Moses and Salmon for each half. Which is something I was thinking about during this game. If you can recall, Moses went down a very short side in the second half and kicked out on the full. The Broncos then scored off that set of six. I was thinking surely, we need to have a second option and not just be using Mitch on the last all the time.
|Games||Avg Mins||Last Game||This Game|
|Effective Tackle Rate||83%||87%|
Not many sets were started in the Broncos 20, so we played the long game. With some sets starting in in-goal areas, the Broncos tried to play the kicking game and keep the Eels down in their own territory but their defence men didn’t get that memo.
Please take note. Every time we see this heat map, with the red inside the opposition half, the Eels get the two points.
Now we are all caught up, we can now concentrate on the Raiders. They kept us scoreless in the nation’s capital early this year, so now its time to repay the favour.
To get some credibility in this competition, you need to back up week in week out and the Eels are not doing that at all.
Many teams and players both publicly and privately have shamed and slammed the Eels forward pack and now is the time to stand up. We are now on the starting slope into the finals and we really need to set alight this premiership tilt. We have shown we can do it, but needs to be week in week out.
The Eels are a side led by Mitchell Moses and it is showing. Moses is playing rocks and diamonds and so is the team as a whole.
We saw the jubilation from the players after the Broncos win. If they like that feeling then lets see it each week, not every fortnight.
The Bankwest honeymoon is over and now is the time to prove we can play great footy outside that arena.
Yours in Blue and Gold
Stats courtesy of Champion Data.
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