The Hawthorn Spartans had an easy afternoon against Chadstone at Jordan Reserve, Chadstone, as they beat them by 53 points.
In what was an incredible showing by Peter Makris, who finished the game with seven goals, but the entire Spartan team as well, who managed to score from 27 of their shots, Chadstone never really had a chance to get into the game. The Spartans began the game by putting on the pressure in defence, not leaving them much of an opportunity to threaten their goal.
This resulted in an early advantage of 18 points for the home side, who never looked back. In the third quarter, Chadstone attempted to make a come-back by scoring a few consecutive goals, but to no avail as their efforts proved to be too little, too late against a Spartan side who had goals from all their players. It’s evident of the difference between the two teams that Hawthorn was ahead in all three quarters of the game.
John Farah was also a key contributor with four goalkicks and once again, Stan Neohoritis was on point with his defensive display and his tackles.
The Spartans continue to maintain their great form as they prepare to head into the playoffs.
- 1st QTR 4.3.27 to 1.3.9.
- 2nd QTR 9.3.57 to 3.4.22
- 3rd QTR 12.9.81 to 7.6.52
- 4th QTR 16.11.107 to 8.6.54
Goalkickers: P. Makris 7, J Farah 4, G. Katovolos 2, T. Barber 1, M. Dabab 1, D. Korlos 1
This result will serve as a great psychological boost for the team as they prepare for their second semi-final game against currently second ranked team on the table, Old Xavernians. The game will be played at home for the Spartans, Rathmine’s Reserve, Rathmine Rd, Hawthorn, on Saturday 11 August at 11.40 am in front of what is expected to be a large supporting crowd.