As the old adage goes, bad kicking for goal is bad football.
But who has been the most and least accurate sides in the Horsham District football league this season?
Without accounting for shots on goal that don't register a score, or rushed behinds, Jeparit-Rainbow are the most accurate side in the competition.
The Storm have kicked 128 goals and 85 behinds this season, converting with a goal on 60 per cent of their scoring shots.
Jeparit-Rainbow coach Daniel Batson said their accuracy could be attributed to their game plan, and premier key forward Peter Weir.
"We're not a high scoring team, so we want to make them count," Batson said.
"A lot of our shots on goal are from deep forward entries. We have a very good key forward who plays deep, so a lot goes towards him. We're not really blazing away from a long way out.
"But it's one of those things that can change week to week. It's good to be on top, but if we had of kicked straighter against Edenhope-Apsley earlier in the year, we probably would have won."
The next best is ladder-leaders Harrow-Balmoral, who have booted a whopping 216 goals this season and 157 behinds, kicking at 57 per cent accuracy.
The next best sides are Natimuk United (54 per cent), Noradjuha-Quantong (52 per cent) and Pimpinio (50 per cent).
All other sides are converting with goals less than 50 per cent of the time.
On the other end of the spectrum, Laharum and Taylors Lake are the two most inaccurate sides.
Laharum have goalled at a 45 per cent success rate, booting 72 goals and 85 behinds, while the Lakers have gone at 46 per cent, registering 83 goals and 97 behinds.
The goal-kicking woes of both sides was perhaps best illustrated in their round three encounter. In near perfect conditions, both sides struggled to hit the target, with Laharum eventually prevailing 8.16 (64) to Taylors Lake 7.19 (61).
Lakers coach Brandon Weatherson said it was something for the club to work on.
"That does surprise me a bit, I think we've straightened up recently after struggling early in the year," Weatherson said.
"Admittedly it's probably something we don't practice enough.
"Another thing for us is our forward-line is fairly makeshift - we don't really have that main key forward target.
"It means a lot of our shots are from general play, which can be under pressure."
Weatherson said accurate goal kicking was something of a "dying art".
"It's hard to find time to practice it at training," Weatherson said.
"When you have 40 blokes on the track and only five or six footballs, it becomes a pretty hard thing to do."
Edenhope-Apsley: Goals 139, behinds 143, accuracy 49.2%
Harrow-Balmoral: Goals 216, behinds 157, accuracy 57.9%
Jeparit-Rainbow: Goals 128, behinds 85, accuracy 60.0%
Kalkee: Goals 121, behinds 129, accuracy 48.4%
Laharum: Goals 72, behinds 85, accuracy 45%
Natimuk United: Goals 144, behinds 118, accuracy 54%
Noradjuha-Quantong: Goals 145, behinds 132, accuracy 52%
Pimpinio: Goals 49, behinds 48, accuracy 50.5%
Rupanyup: Goals 90, behinds 98, accuracy 47%
Swifts: Goals 134, behinds 137, accuracy 49%
Taylors Lake: Goals 83, behinds 97, accuracy 46%
FIVE THINGS TO TAKEAWAY
- Six sides are shooting with below 50 per cent accuracy in front of goal.
- Harrow-Balmoral have kicked the most goals (216) and most behinds (157) by a comfortable margin.
- The sixth-placed Noradjuha-Quantong have kicked the second most goals this season, and have had the third most shots on goal.
- Although two of the three bottom placed sides are in the bottom two for accuracy, winless Pimpinio are scoring with 50.5 per cent accuracy (49 goals, 48 behinds).
- Despite coming second for total shots (282), Edenhope-Apsley are fourth for total goals (139).