A massive effort saw the Hawthorn Spartans triumph over the Old Xaverians in last week’s Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) Club XVIII Grand Final.

The Spartans lost only the third quarter – by five points – as they worked their way toward a 36-point victory.

They managed to keep the Old Xaverians goalless in the first quarter as they piled on the pressure with 17 inside 50s.

Finishing the game with eight goalkickers, Hawthorn managed 51 inside 50s and kept the Old Xaverians scoreless in the final quarter to register a 10.12.72 to 5.6.36 win.

Team manager George Demetriou was pleased with how the players stuck to the coaches’ game plan.

“We put a number of things in place that seemed to work on the day which assisted us winning the game, particularly against quality opposition,” he said.

“The coaching staff should be commended on the fantastic result.”

“I thought the coaching on game day was first class.”

Former AFL stars Ang Christou and Angelo Lekkas featured in their first grand final victory in two decades.