GRAND FINAL VS MHSOB



 

Date

Opponent

Result

25th August, 2018

MHSOB

Won

HAFC v MHSOB  

Quarter by Quarter scores

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

HAFC

4     0      24    

4      5     29

5     7     37

10    11      71

MHSOB  

0     1        1

0      2       2

1     4     10

3      10      28

Hi Guys,

SPARTANS PREMIERS 2018!!!

In tough conditions in the first half, the Spartans prevailed by kicking four unanswered goals in the first quarter while keeping MHSOB goalless in the first half – a credit to everyone, in particular all of our defenders

We were able to sustain our lead for the rest of the game eventually kicking five goals in the last quarter against a spirited opposition, ultimately winning by 43 points, in a great team effort.

That made our season undefeated which was a magnificent effort by everyone involved.

Champions and Premiers. Well done to all.

Now this makes it four premierships in eight years from seven grand final appearances, with some players playing in all 4 -  incredible performances.

HIGHLIGHTS

·         Won every quarter

·         26 contributions and the support from everyone on the day

·         Great start to the game – decisive moment of the game (4 unanswered goals)

·         5 goals in the last quarter to nail it after they came at us with 2 consecutive goals

·         Great gesture for the late Dan Lauletta. Well done boys it was a fantastic idea

·         Photos of the whole game – great memories

·         Our 4th grand final win in 7 grand finals – a magnificent effort. Some players have played in all 4. Ant, Critta, Deano, Ari, Farah

·         Depth of talent in the squad was again evident

·         KPI’s achieved bar a couple

·         Our defence was magnificent all day conceding only 1 point to half time

·         The magnificent spread of food, drinks and sweets provided by the Criticos’ post game at the club – we value everything

·         Lekka kicking 3 goals and giving off 2 – the money man as he likes to be known as

·         Critta winning the medal for best player

·         Just a great team effort

·         The rendition of the theme song. Once again very loud

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT (RFIs)

·         Tackles inside 50 were terrible – 7 with a benchmark of 20

·         Conversation rate was poor – credit to MHSOB and disappointing by us – being out marked and not crumbing goals

·         Having to leave players out of the side – very difficult and we were flat on Saturday. We really and genuine feel for all who missed out

·         Only 7 goalkickers

SPECIFIC HIGHLIGHTS

·         Critta’s opening goal as a spare man to set the tone from the start

·         2nd goal was a great goal by Paul Makris followed by another great goal by John Farah and then another one by Jaffer and that gave us 4 goals at quarter to 1 point in the first quarter

·         Pistol Pete’s smother that saved a goal

·         MD’s great tackle on the boundary line showing the pressure we applied all day

·         Our backline kept the opposition goalless in the first quarter

·         3rd quarter was an arm wrestle with 1 goal 2 each

·         Our defence was strong all day led by Ox, Sam Armstrong, Harmit, and Pistol Pete

·         Harmit performed a great tackle that saved a goal

·         Con Pana’s smother saved a goal

·         Alex Pana’s pressure all day was great

·         Tyson’s work rate all day was great

·         Even though Melbourne high kicked the first 2 goals of the last quarter, the Spartans steadied and kicked 5 unanswered goals

·         Great goals by Adam Karim (another clutch goal Ala Old Xavs) which broke MHSOB’s Spirit

·         Great goals by Paul Makris and Ang Lekkas to seal it

·         Sam Speers tackling all day

·         Critta’s work rate was great all day, no wonder he was best on ground by Spartans and VAFA

·         Jaffer’s ruck work all day

·         46 players played all year

·         A great team effort by everyone

FAMOUS QUOTES

·         “3 minutes to victory”- Stamy sent a text to George while timekeeping

·         “We will have a cold start with overnight low of 5 with clear skies. By 9am it will be about 9 or 10 degrees with a slight north westerly wind at about 10 km/h. By quarter time (10am) it will be 11 degrees with the wind getting stronger and moving further to the west. By 3 quarter time it will be more westerly about 13 km/h and by the end of the game it will be westerly at 15 km/h. Temp will be 14 and cloudy with no rain expected till the afternoon” – Stamy, who is also our weather expert 

·         “OK, Very informative” – Phiv

Goal kickers

A, Lekkas 3, P. Makris 2, T. Barber 1, N. Criticos 1, J. Farah 1, J. Roci 1, A. Karim 1

Best Players

Great team effort

MATCH DAY KPI’s

AIM

US

Achieved

Yes/No

Inside 50s

52

57

YES

Conversion Rate – Shots/Inside 50s

55%

37%

NO

Tackles

52

62

YES

Clearances

30

30

YES

Overlap Run

50

61

YES

1%ers With Tackles

110

129

YES

Turnovers

Less than 20

20

NO

Tackles inside 50

20

7

NO

































FINALLY

To the playing group, you have been outstanding all year and established a great culture and were role models for the younger aged players. You are all fantastic to work with and it isn’t easy to be undefeated all year - and we did that.

You have all been diligent in our preparedness to succeed and testimony to that is finishing on top of the ladder and playing in another Grand Final, our 4th victory.