Goal machines: The top sharpshooters after four seasons

WE'VE now had four seasons of the NAB AFLW Competition, and the all-time leading goalkicking charts makes for some interesting reading.

Despite just falling short of the record of 30 AFLW games (having recorded 28), lively Brisbane forward Jess Wuetschner has kicked the most goals of any AFLW player. 

Wuetschner has scored 29 majors, one more than Adelaide superstar Erin Phillips and Carlton's danger forward Darcy Vescio. 

Former Pie and Kangaroo Moana Hope (equal fifth) is the only player to be in the top 10 and not currently on an AFLW list. 

Docker Ashley Sharp (equal seventh) is not perhaps as recognised by the public as a noted goalkicker, while teammate Sabreena Duffy is rising with a bullet, having played at least nine fewer games than everyone else in the top 10.

Duffy conjures two magical majors

00:38 Feb 9. 2020. 6:56 PM

Fremantle forward Sabreena Duffy takes opportunities at both ends snapping effortlessly

AFLW all-time leading goalkickers

1. Jess Wuetschner (Brisbane), 29 goals from 28 games
=2. Erin Phillips (Adelaide), 28 goals from 24 games
=2. Darcy Vescio (Carlton), 28 goals from 30 games
4. Tayla Harris (Brisbane, Carlton), 25 goals from 29 games
=5. Moana Hope (Collingwood, North Melbourne), 23 goals from 20 games*
=5. Jasmine Garner (Collingwood, North Melbourne), 23 goals from 28 games
=7. Christina Bernardi (Collingwood, GWS, Richmond), 21 goals from 26 games
=7. Phoebe McWilliams (GWS, Geelong), 21 goals from 26 games
=7. Ashley Sharp (Fremantle), 21 goals from 27 games
10. Sabreena Duffy (Fremantle), 20 goals from 15 games

* = no longer on an AFLW list

Wuetschner whooshes through to break deadlock

00:17 Mar 22. 2020. 1:54 PM

Jess Wuetschner gets the Lions on the board against the Blues in a first-quarter arm wrestle

But it's looking into the "average goals" stat that shows the most promising signs for the future of the competition.

The top four players are all 21 or under, with Caitlin Greiser and Kalinda Howarth having both made their debuts this year.

AFLW players averaging more than a goal a game

1. Caitlin Greiser (St Kilda), 1.67 from six matches
2. Sabreena Duffy (Fremantle), 1.33 from 15 matches
=3. Kalinda Howarth (Brisbane, Gold Coast), 1.29 from seven matches
=3. Danielle Ponter (Adelaide), 1.29 from 18 matches
5. Erin Phillips (Adelaide), 1.17 from 24 matches
6. Moana Hope (Collingwood, North Melbourne), 1.15 from 20 matches*
7. Alyssa Mifsud (Melbourne), 1.11 from nine matches*
8. Jess Wuetschner (Brisbane), 1.04 from 28 matches

* = no longer on an AFLW list

Stats via australianfootball.com

The new G-Train bombs one home

00:44 Feb 21. 2020. 8:57 PM

Caitlin Greiser is earning the new moniker after a monster goal from the arc