If there was any doubt whether North Launceston was still the benchmark of the TSL, it was surely put to bed on Saturday night.
A scintillating six-goal display from Brad Cox-Goodyer headlined the Northern Bombers' 14.12 (96) to 7.6 (48) win over Glenorchy as the premiership captain backed up his best-on-ground effort from last weekend's loss at Lauderdale.
In a match where North's leaders shone, Cox-Goodyer kicked five to half time and nailed three set shots from outside 50, while Taylor Whitford (two goals) threaded a ridiculous snap from the Invermay Bowls Club pocket.
After a quiet start by his lofty standards, Cox-Goodyer is now roaring in season 2019.
"I think I've started ok, I had a couple of down games with attention from taggers and whatnot but it's just good that the boys are starting to really click," the 2017 Alastair Lynch medallist said.
"We've got a big turnover of players from last year so we're really starting to work into it, and we're really looking forward to the back end of the year for all the boys clicking together.
"I think it'll be really exciting what we can do."
After an inaccurate opening term, the Northern Bombers began to make full use of their precise disposal around the ground in the second quarter with six goals to two.
The Pies were hampered by game-ending injuries to key duo Brayden Webb and Josh Arnold but still managed to rally in the third term, reeling back the margin to less than five goals before the Bombers kicked away in the last.
Cox-Goodyer said his side was happy to have returned to the winners' list ahead of hosting winless North Hobart next weekend.
"Glenorchy are a terrific outfit - obviously we lost the game last last week which is not the norm here [but it was] fine," he said.
"We learned a lot from last week and it was good to come out and show what we learned in the areas we had to improve in.
"Glenorchy lost a few players early so that probably hurt their rotations but it was a pretty good four quarter effort."
Star forward Aiden Grace was again among Glenorchy's best with three classy goals, while Harrison Gunther was solid in defence.
- North Launceston 2.7, 8.7, 11.9, 14.12 (96)
- Glenorchy 0.3, 2.4, 6.5, 7.6 (48)
- GOALS, North Launceston : B. Cox-Goodyer 6, T. Whitford 2, J. Tepper 1, J. Ponting 1, J. Curran 1, B. McCulloch 1, J. Rushton 1, B. Elmer 1
- Glenorchy : A. Grace 3, B. Kamaric 1, J. Bowden 1, C. Daly 1, S. Reeves 1
- BEST, North Launceston : B. Cox-Goodyer, T. Whitford, J. Ponting, A. Lee, J. Foon, B. van Buuren
- Glenorchy : H. Gunther, A. Grace, S. Rundle, S. Reeves, B. Kamaric, J. Webb