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Deadeye Hawks

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Hawthorn has emerged as the most accurate team in front of goals so far in 2018.

The Hawks, who sit fifth with five wins and three losses, currently lead all sides in front of goal this season with a conversion rate of 54.5 per cent, according to the AFL’s match statistics, marginally ahead of South Australian rivals, Adelaide.

The side’s most accurate performance so far came in the Round 4, 67-point win over Melbourne in which the Hawks slotted 18 goals and seven behinds.

Midfielder Liam Shiels and small forward Paul Puopolo each lead the side with perfect accuracy this season, albeit with only five goals apiece, while leading goal-kicker Luke Breust (23 goals, seven behinds) also boasts an impressive rate of 74.2 per cent.

Isaac Smith (70.2%) and Jaeger O’Meara (62.5%) round out the top five Hawks this season, but it’s ruckman Ben McEvoy who’s proven to be the most accurate over the full stretch of his career.

McEvoy currently sits sixth on the all-time list of AFL players (to have had at least 50 scoring shots), with a conversion rate of 72.45.

Deadeye Hawks in 2018

1. Liam Shiels    100.0%
1. Paul Puopolo  100.0%
3. Luke Breust      74.2%
4. Isaac Smith      70.2%
5. Jaeger O'Meara 62.5 %

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