Impossible Angle: Grand Final Hero Will 'Never Pay For Another Beer'
As Eagles fans celebrated, a Wikipedia editor got a little excited too.
With two minutes and 15 seconds to go in the 2018 Grand Final, AFL history changed forever.
Collingwood were two points up in a see-sawing classic, and weathered countless West Coast raids as they clung onto their slender lead.
You knew it would take something special for the Eagles to win this game. And Dom Sheed, a 23-year-old from Kalgoorlie delivered it.
After marking about 40 metres out from goal, he walked back to kick from an extremely acute angle. The goals were the eye of a needle. The Sherrin in his hands the thread.
Calmly he walked back. And slotted the goal. His team was never headed again.
Sheed had a busy game, racking up 32 possessions. But he is not a noted goal kicker, having previously booted only 30 goals in his 76 game career.
That tally is now 31.
And if the cheeky editor of his Wikipedia page is accurate, he may never again have to fork out when he enters a bar.
Sheed's Wikipedia page also defines him as the "King of Kalgoorlie".
We weren't aware that the WA goldfields town of Kalgoorlie was a monarchy, but we can say that he kicked the goal that effectively crowned the West Coast Eagles as 2018 AFL premiers.
And in late-breaking news, there continues to be great enthusiasm on Dom Sheed's Wikipedia page this evening. We're not sure of the accuracy of this particular entry, but hey, it gets full marks for passion.
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