Old Geelong came out of the blocks at Como Park last Saturday week and kicked 4 goals in as many minutes against the Spartans making the visitors look slow and sub-standard.
Not to be denied, Hawthorn shrugged off their poor start and turned on the pressure through run and spread, to almost draw level at the end of the first quarter.
In the second term the Spartans ran away with the game kicking 7 goals 3 behinds to zip, in an exhibition of power football to go in at half time 42 points in front. The second half of the game saw much of the same with the Spartans powering on to win by 71 points in front of supporters and sponsors.
In their season opener, the Spartans played seven debutantes that didn’t let the club down, providing a diligent work ethic and hardness around the ball. Overall the Spartans had nine goal kickers in soundly defeating the opposition.
Final Scores: Hawthorn Spartans 18.16.124 def. Old Geelong 8.5.53
Goal kickers: T. Demetriou (6), A. Mitropoulos (5), D. Korlos (1), C. Terzoglou (1), G. Dellaportas (1), N. Criticos (1), M. Wawrzynczak (1), D. Bubunaras, (1), A. Stavridis (1) Best Players: A. Demetriou, T. Demetriou, A. Mitropoulos, W. Ioannidis, P. Pipertzis, C. Terzoglou, A. Hachem.