It was Launceston that had the Tigers in their eye, the reigning premiers taking the Rocky motto to a new level.
The Blues conceded the opening goal, but punched back with 14 without answer in a brilliant counter-attack during an 83-point mauling.
“From that moment, the girls pretty much stood up,” Blues playing assistant coach Angela Dickson, who took charge on Sunday, said.
“So we had a game plan we’d finish it out to the end and not rolling through the motions. We practiced our structures and made sure we got the little things right.”
But it was an eight-goal second term that set up the home side for a 14.9 (93) to 1.4 (10) win over Tigers.
Veteran Dickson and rookie Mia King were the stars of the show, the pair also combining for five of the side’s goals. Ruck Abbey Green and Emma Manix-Geeves up front added two more each.
“We had clean skills, the girls were really composed in front of goal and we took advantage of that,” she said.