NORTH Launceston star recruit Chris Tarrant showed he has lost none of his former AFL skill with a five-goal haul to help the Bombers record their first State League victory over cross-town rival Launceston in nearly five years at Aurora Stadium last night.
Tarrant worked hard and his beautiful kicking for goal was a highlight as the young baby Bombers sent a message to the rest of the TSL competition with a convincing 21.18 (144) to 10.5 (65) victory over the Blues.
Tarrant finished with five goals from five shots and set up a couple of others to be North Launceston's best goalkicker with Brad Cox-Goodyer, Damien Medwin, Mitch Van Den Berg, Ethan Petterwood and Will McBride all finishing with two goals each.
Ethan Petterwood was awarded the Adam Sanders Medal for best on ground but he had plenty of teammates putting their hands up for the award as well.
The Bombers had plenty of contributors and impressed with their run and fitness and dominated after quarter time kicking 17 goals to six.
Rohan Sergeant kicked four goals and Brennan Savage three as the Blues only multiple goalkickers on a night as Launceston found avenues to goal hard to find.
North Launceston now has two wins from two starts and takes on former Statewide League arch-rival Clarence at Aurora Stadium next Friday night.