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Season Review: #22 Dean Towers

Sydney Swans Media   October 30, 2017 5:18 PM

AFL 2017 Round 18 - Sydney v St Kilda

Dean Towers produced his most promising career yet in 2017, flashes of brilliance coming to the fore at key times.

In summation...

Dean Towers enjoyed arguably his best season of his five-year career in 2017.

The utility produced his pace and flare on a consistent basis across his 19 senior appearances, averaging a smidge under 15 disposals per game and finishing the year with eight goals as a high half-forward and link-up player.

His value within the senior side was exhibited when the 27-year-old bobbed up at crucial times to kick crucial goals, take a strong grab or help spark the side.

Look for Towers to build on that confidence and put together a bigger and better 2018.

What the numbers say...

Games: 19
Goals: 8
H’balls: 118
Disposals: 279
Clearances: 22
Marks: 64
Tackles: 66
Inside 50s: 59
AFL Fantasy: 1,076 (63.3 average)
Supercoach: 1,103 (64.9 average)

Best performance...

Qualifying Final v Essendon at the SCG
Towers finished with 14 possessions, three clearances, five tackles and a game-high three goals in the cut-throat final win against Essendon in front of a record-breaking home crowd. He also, as he did many times this season, pinch-hit in the ruck while provide an x-factor both in the air and on the ground.

What they said...

"I’m just really enjoying playing some consistent footy and playing my role week in, week out and getting some trust from the team that I’ll do that week, in week out."
- Dean Towers told Fox Sports' reporter Sarah Olle in July.

In pictures...

AFL 2017 Rd 12 - Sydney Swans v Western Bulldogs
Dean Towers flies high against the Bulldogs in Round 12.

AFL 2017 Round 16 - Sydney v Gold Coast
Towers celebrates with Gary Rohan after kicking one of his two goals against Gold Coast in Round 16.

AFL 2017 Second Elimination Final - Sydney v Essendon
Towers, one of the stars in the Qualifying Final win against Essendon.