Duncan's kicking back!

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 1:16 PM ET

The bull's-eye target has left Duncan O'Mahony's jersey.

After struggling to start the year, the B.C. Lions' kicker has peeled that target off his back with a near-perfect run in the last month. The Ireland native has missed just twice over the last four games and is seven-for-eight in the last two tilts.

"I'm trying not to hit the ball as hard," said O'Mahony. "That's the biggest thing to overcome and I do feel more relaxed. I am feeling more comfortable."

Of course, it is a much different story in this city, as Sean Fleming has a 57% success rate for field goals. The story is similar in every city across the Western Division this summer.

In Calgary, rookie Sandro DeAngelis started the year red hot, but entered this week just 14 for his last 23 attempts.

In Regina, it has been an up-and-down year for Paul McCallum.

And in Winnipeg, Troy Westwood is feeling heat from fans and the media with his 63% field goal success rate.

O'Mahony started the year by missing two field goals on opening night and missed four field goals over a two-game stretch in mid-summer.

But he began to turn it around against Hamilton in August - and played a key role last week against Montreal.


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