Following a trifecta of wins last week, it was a tougher time to be a Hawks fan this weekend.
Of the four sides that took to the field, Box Hill was the only one to come away with a victory following an inspired second half comeback.
Here's how it all went down.
AFL: Saints too slick for Hawks
Entering Saturday's clash at Marvel Stadium under the pump at 2-4, St Kilda immediately hit top-gear by booting 5.4 before the Hawks managed their first score early in the second quarter.
Despite some brief periods of resistance from Hawthorn, the Saints basically did as they pleased to win 19.14 (128) to 9.5 (59) in a crucial percentage-boosting result.
Without key trio Jaeger O'Meara, Chad Wingard and Shaun Burgoyne, Hawthorn was no match for a team determined to back up its first finals campaign in nine years.
FT: ST KILDA 19.14 128 v HAWTHORN 9.5 59
VFL: Box Hill post second win following incredible comeback
Box Hill made a glorious comeback to take out its second win of the season over Sandringham at Trevor Barker Oval on Sunday.
The Hawks trailed by 37 points at half-time before kicking 12 second-half goals to the Zebras' two to storm home for victory.
Fergus Greene (five goals) and Vincent Adduci (four) were pivotal for Sam Mitchell's side, while AFL-listed Tyler Brockman was also a notable performer.
FT: BOX HILL 19.14 128 v SANDRINGHAM 15.8 98
VFLW: Girls fall short to Saints
In one of their closest matches this season, the VFLW Hawks were sadly beaten by the Southern Saints on Sunday.
In perfect conditions at Trevor Barker Oval in Sandringham, Hawthorn was beaten by just 12 points – a disappointing result for a close game.
FT: SOUTHERN SAINTS 6.8 44 V HAWTHORN 4.8 32
VWFL: Saints edge out Hawks in season opener
Hawthorn kicked off its VWFL campaign with a rematch against St Kilda on the weekend, the side that proved too strong for the Hawks in last season's semi final.
Sadly the Saints again got the better of the brown and gold, prevailing by 12 points.
There were a number of positives to take from the game for the Hawks though, blooding three debutants including number one pick Gerard McCarthy.
Hawk Jaylen Brown was awarded the Silk Miller Award for best afield as the sides battled it our for the Blue Ribbon Cup.
FT: ST KILDA 77 V HAWTHORN 65