It took just 60 minutes for Rob Wright to make the call on Gabrielle Sinclair's career.
But amid the jubilant team celebrations post-match, the focus of the rebuilding Super Netball side slowly turned to Sinclair over the next month.
The goaler got around to checking her inbox after the season was well and truly dusted only to find an email asking to catch up for lunch.
It all appeared innocent enough until not only Tasmanian premiership coach Kate Upton, who by now was working under the guise of new Collingwood assistant, turned up but Wright put a Super Netball contract down firmly on the table.
After asking whether it was for real, Sinclair broke down and shed tears of joy.
"I really had no idea, but I definitely didn't think I'd get a contract," Sinclair said.
"I thought he might offer a training partnership considering how I perhaps played in the 2018 ANL season.
"It did come as a shock."
That reflection alone of a turning point in the 26-year-old's netball is unmistakable.
"Last year was such a good year for me, playing in the Tassie ANL grand final," she said. "It was a really big achievement to have a good game that day and the support I had from everyone in the group was massive."
Sinclair thinks home court advantage that delivered narrow wins over Queensland Firebirds will lift the side.
"We all love coming down to Tassie," Sinclair said.
"We have had really good support down there."