Jay Schultz is kicking goals all over the park, but can he kick the first one?
Jay Shultz is a goal kicking machine. If he’s in the 50 or just outside of it, he seems to slot them with precision. Have a look at his game against the Brisbane Lions a couple of weeks ago. Kicking one goal is feat in itself. But to kick seven is just phenomenal. This season, he's averaging 3.1 goals per game.
Shultz has always had skill. When he was at the Richmond Tigers he kicked 58 goals in 71 games. He would have kicked a lot more, but injury plagued his career early on. 2005 was definitely a year to forget. After breaking his knee twice, the road to recovery looked like it would never end. Then returning in 2006, Shultz injured his shoulder and was again sidelined for a couple of months. After some up and down performances over the next few seasons, Shultz’s move to Port Adelaide was pivotal.
Heading back home to South Australia, Shultz found the form which saw him a Rising Star nominee in his rookie year. A team lacking in consistency and courage in previous seasons, Port Adelaide welcomed the confidence Shultz brought. Making the finals for the first time in six years in 2013, Port showed they can be a force again.
Jay Schultz is a big reason for their resurgence. Kicking a staggering 162 goals in just 76 games, he is leading from the front and doing it in style. If he continues with that impressive stat, Port will head into September heavy favourites.
However, will he kick the first goal against Hawthorn on Saturday night? TattsBet is offering MONEY BACK on losing first goal scorer bets if he doesn't. Now that’s value.