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2018 Player Review: Dom Sheed

Best of 2018 - Sheed Dom Sheed had a rocky season at different moments but made the most of his opportunity when it counted.

What a rollercoaster year for Dom Sheed. After a strong start to the season, found himself in and out of the side before Andrew Gaff’s season-ending suspension opened the door and he didn’t look back. Sheed hit form at the right time of the year, building nicely before a sensational September where he was jointly crowned (with Jack Redden) as the Eagles’ Player of the Finals.

Premiership play:  The match-winner
How good was Dom Sheed’s match-winning goal to sink the Pies? Only perfect. The kid from Kalgoorlie capped off a stellar game with a set shot that will be remembered as one of the modern era’s finest Grand Final moments. With just 2.15 minutes left in the game, Sheed reeled in an uncontested mark near the boundary – largely thanks to a clever shepherd from Willie Rioli –and hurried back off the mark to size up the most important drop punt of his life. He strode in, taking exactly 10 steps, and pierced the major opening from the most acute angle to put West Coast four points up with less than two minutes to play.

Season averages:

Disposals: 22.9
Contested possessions: 10
Marks: 4
Clearances: 4.4