Northern Bombers rediscover top winning form

NORTH Launceston returned to its early season winning form to upstage Lauderdale in impressive fashion at Aurora Stadium yesterday.

The Northern Bombers dominated the match in almost every facet, keeping their State League Southern counterparts goalless in the first and last quarters - winning 17.12 (114) to 3.8 (26).

North kicked the first six goals of the match, before Lauderdale full- forward Ryan Wiggins opened his team's account at the two-minute mark of the second term.

However, there was little to celebrate after that as North piled on eight unanswered majors to hold a 67-point advantage with 30 minutes to play.

North coach Zane Littlejohn said his side's 88-point victory was the perfect response to its deplorable performance against Burnie last week.

"Our mindset, our intensity, effort and work rate was probably the most pleasing thing, which we didn't bring last week," Littlejohn said.

"We spoke about making sure we stood up to a bigger body side, being physical and not being intimidated by it ... and on the outside that we make sure we worked really hard."

North's tall timber in Chris Tarrant and Mitch Van Den Berg booted four goals each, while veteran Allan O'Sign was solid on return from injury, kicking three goals.


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