The Crocs lost their rare afternoon contest today, being outpointed by a strong Hawthorn outfit.
After an even first term, The Spartans shone in the second and the 26 point deficit at half-time proved too large to overcome, with the visitors coasting away to an easy victory.
Old Xaverians 3.1-19 5.4-34 8.6-54 9.7-61
Hawthorn AFC 3.3-21 9.6-60 11.9-75 14.17-101
Goal Kickers: H. Healey 2, A. Keyhoe 2, H. Kelly, D. Landrigan, B. Lyon, H. Lachal, J. Meehan
Best Players: O. Keogh, H. Lachal, H. Nidam, H. Denton, H. Kelly, J. Pytel