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Selwood Goal of the Year nomination

Selwood's Goal of the Year nomination (R12) Cats skipper Joel Selwood tries desperately to lift his team with this effort
GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 21: Joel Selwood of the Cats appeals to the umpire during the 2015 AFL round twelve match between the Geelong Cats and the Melbourne Demons at Simonds Stadium, Geelong on June 21, 2015. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Joel Selwood had a frustrating evening on Sunday.

JOEL SELWOOD has been nominated for the Coates Hire Goal of the Year for his inspirational fourth quarter goal against Melbourne Football Club on Sunday.

With less than 8 minutes remaining, the Cats skipper scooped up the ball after a centre bounce, shurgged off opponent Jack Viney and sped away.

Selwood took a bounce and was simply too quick for the Demons midfielders, kicking towards goal just outside the centre square as Jack Watts lured on his heels.

The ball bounced five metres before the line and then sailed through for a goal, but not before Steve Johsnon resisted the urge to toe poke it through and steal the 6-points.

Simonds Stadium errupted from the glimer of hope the captain's goal provided as the margin became 20-points, but were left disappointed as the Demons replied with a goal and spoiled the #Boris300 party.

Selwood had a tough day by his own standards, finishing with 17 disposals (at 58.8% efficiency), 6 clearances, 6 tackles.

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