Wet weather football became the rule of the day as the rain fell down relentlessly for the entire match – The Hawthorn boys soon acclimatised to the conditions and bagged 8 goals by quarter time.
They held an 81 point lead at half time, but with conditions becoming increasingly difficult to score freely, the game turned into a slogging contest in the third quarter with only one goal scored by each side. After a blast from the coach, Hawthorn went into the last quarter with a positive mind-set and comprehensively beat the wet conditions and their opponents to run out comfortable winners by 112 points.
Final Scores Hawthorn Spartans 18.14.122 def. UHS 1.4.10
Goal kickers T. Demetriou (4), G. Dellaportas (3), A. Mitropoulos (3), J. Bartzis (2), C. Seely (2), J. Farah (1), D. Buff (1), G. Georgiou (1), A. Demetriou (1).
Best Players P. Pipertzis, A. Demetriou, C. Terzoglou, J. Farah, Della, Buff
While several Hawthorn players sustained injuries, most would of adequately recovered to make Saturday’s game at home against the Richmond Central Cardinals at 9.20 am, Rathmines Reserve (Mel.Ref. 45G10). The team also regains the services of Chris Kats, Dean Korlos and Hash after playing well for the Hawthorn Seniors reserves team last Saturday.
The Spartans will be aiming for a good result Saturday afternoon before celebrating the club’s fund raiser Ball this evening. Tickets for the function are still available, contact George Demetriou on 0409 022909.