IT’S great to see that after a few years with no century goal kicker, Kayne Pettifer looks certain to break the magical 100 goal barrier.
The last player to do so was Josh Mellington who kicked 111 goals for Benalla in 2015. Mellington then went on to kick another ton for Albury in the strong Ovens and Murray Football League.
Pettifer has really ramped up his sharp shooting in recent weeks with 28 goals in his last three games. He currently sits on 79 goals for season 2018 and has six home and away games remaining. Add that to three finals and Pettifer has no games remaining.
The next question is, how many goals will he end up with this year? Chris Stuhldreier holds the record off 164 in season 1993 but that may be a stretch. Over the last five weeks Pettifer has kicked 44 goals at just under nine a week. Let’s say he averages eight a week from here, the 150 mark could be a possibility.
It may be a thing of the past at the highest level but at country level the romance that surrounds the 100th goal for a gun forward is still alive in the bush.