North Melbourne had 65 more disposals than Hawthorn on Sunday night.

44 more uncontested possessions.

22 more marks.

15 more clearances. 

Looking at the stats sheet to that point, one would be pretty confident the Kangaroos had taken home the chocolates. 

But, in a game as highly-contested as the Hawks Round 4 clash was, the "effort" stats are always going to be important and that is exactly where Alastair Clarkson's team thrived on Sunday night.

The Hawks recorded 64 one-percenters to the Roos' 34 - an enormous advantage over less than 98 minutes of playing time. 

Hear what Clarko had to say after the Hawks' win on Sunday night

James Frawley led the way for the Hawks in this department with eight one-percenters to his name, while fellow defender Ben McEvoy was also a stand-out with six.

But it was the effort across the board from the Hawks that generated this noticeable discrepancy, the Hawks had 13 players with multiple one-percenters compared to the Roos' four. 

In addition, the Hawks had just two players fail to record a one-percenter, compared to the Roos' nine. 

By Clarkson's own admission post-match, the win might not have been an overly pretty one.

But when you look at these numbers and the evident effort shown by the Hawks team, fans of the brown and gold should be very impressed with their side's application.