Since coming to the club, Tim Kelly has made a habit of stepping up to the occasion when West Coast needs him most.
The hard-nosed midfielder was a key to this performance and was a clear choice as the Glendinning-Allan medallist – earning maximum votes from three judges.
A vacuum at the stoppages, he had a remarkable 14 clearances – twice as many as next best, Fremantle’s David Mundy – and was symbolic of the club’s first true four-quarter effort of the season.
Kelly accumulated 42 possessions, 23 of them contested and he gained a whopping 600 metres for his team with the ball in his hands.
The in-and-under star combined with Andrew Gaff (35 possessions), Jack Redden (29 touches) and Dom Sheed (30 disposals) to see the Eagles assert control and play a pivotal role in the 59-point triumph.