Launceston coach Mitch Thorp says an inaccurate first term and a near-faultless last term told the story of his side's seventh loss of 2019.
Down by 20 points early in the second quarter after a breathtaking three-goal cameo from Bombers utility Tom Donnelly, the Blues wrestled the deficit back to just 10 points at several stages during the third term and looked a chance heading into the last.
But North Launceston were devastating in the final term, kicking 6.1 with the breeze to highlight where Launceston had gone wrong in the first term.
"It really hurt us in the first quarter kicking 1.6 - when you're playing a good side you've got to make the most of your opportunities in front of goal and 1.6 is just not going to cut it," Thorp said.
"We were 10 points down at three-quarter time and then a little bit of their class shone through, [Brad] Cox-Goodyer kicked two goals in the last term that were pretty special and sucked a bit of momentum away from us because I thought after the first 15 minutes we had a lot of control of the game.
""Our effort was really good, we had 112 tackles for the day so I was really pleased with our effort."
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Ryan Tyrrell and Tim Bristow combined for 57 possessions to be the Blues' best but North had winners all over the ground.
Josh Ponting and Dakota Bannister led the way through the middle - the latter kicking a crucial goal early in the last - while Fletcher Bennett and Connor Young were rock-solid down back.
Will Edmunds looked imposing with several big clunks up forward and debutant Will Haley snuck home two majors in two minutes to convince coach Taylor Whitford he had found another 10-year player.
The Bombers also took home their first Phil Edwards Cup after winning the day's goal count 30-17.
"Phil was fantastic for not only for footy in Northern Tassie but sport in general," Whitford said.
"He was a great reporter and enabled local voices to be heard so it's really great that we can play for a cup in his honour, he was a great person."