NORTH Launceston grabbed its sixth win of the season with a comprehensive 88-point victory over Hobart at Aurora Stadium yesterday.
The Northern Bombers made a bright start with a six-goal-to-one first term and were never troubled in recording a 21.19 (145) to 9.3 (57) victory.
Leigh Harding booted five goals and Toby Nankervis four to the be the Bombers best goalkickers with Allan O'Sign kicking three and Brad Cox-Goodyer and Darren Crawford two each.
``Our first half was pretty pleasing - and overall we were happy but, as I said before, it was a game we were expected to win and we did,'' North coach Zane Littlejohn said.
``We hit the scoreboard today which was really pleasing.
``We've been focusing on our defence all year to create turnovers and try to get scoring opportunities and to kick 20-odd goals while keeping them to nine was really good.
``Our start was good and our second quarter was probably the most pleasing thing to keep them scoreless with only three inside 50s while we had about 18 ourselves.''
Littlejohn praised the game of 18-year-old Tom Loone who was named as the Bombers best after being given the job on Ryan Sullivan.
``Sullivan is one of Hobart's better midfielders so we sent him there not to tag but just to play on him and learn how some of the good midfielders of the comp play,'' he said.
``He used the ball really well and was composed and made some really good decisions.''
Nankervis was good up forward with four goals, Daniel Roozendaal put in another tireless effort in the ruck, Tyler Whitford, Cox-Goodyer and Harding other good players for the Bombers.
``You could throw a blanket over them because they were all good at some stage and we escaped without any injuries.
``Wage (Shane Wager) started as our sub and played half a game and Sammy Carins we subbed out and got him through and just a good week to freshen them up leading into Burnie next week.''
Mackenzie Willis kicked two goals and was Hobart's best player along with Rhys Heald, Sullivan, Andrew Lemm and Dan Golding.