North Launceston is set to front its sixth straight State League grand final and hunt down a fifth flag in the run after disposing of Lauderdale in clinical fashion on Sunday.
Taylor Whitford's men got cosy early in the surrounds of their makeshift Windsor Park home while UTAS Stadium is resurfaced with a telling five-goal-to-one start to dictate a one-sided second semi-final.
The Northern Bombers, who have not lost at Launceston's ground in the past nine visits, never looked headed all day and secured a strong 13.17 (95) to 8.10 (58) win.
"It feels like we have given ourselves a real opportunity now to have a crack and we have, to take home another flag," Whitford said. "We've done the work, the boys were super today and we've given ourselves a rest next week."
The almost inevitability of the club qualifying for another decider was not lost on a number of betting agencies.
Even heading into the big final, North were already the shortest-priced favourites of any state league around the country to win its respective premiership in 13 days.
That news was just simply white noise for Whitford.
"I really couldn't care less to be honest. Nothing that comes outside our four walls of our footy club we take any notice of," he said. "We don't care what other people say; we've just got to do our job."
The 37-point victory that got out to eight goals in the final term was a just reward for Whitford and Jack Avent.
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The pair played their 150th senior game with little fuss.
"We didn't think about or reflect on it - the guys didn't touch on it during the week until we won," Whitford said.
"If we had lost the game of footy, it probably would have put a sour note to it."
The side was not all smiles, as some were worse for wear.
Key defender Brayden van Buuren walked away at half-time with his arm in a sling.
He was taken to hospital to find out whether it was a dislocated shoulder or elbow.
"I haven't been told yet, but I did hear it went straight back in," Whitford said.
While van Buuren could be a chance to play in the grand final, teammate Alex Lee's fate appears sealed.
The ruckman did a knee and Whitford admitted "it doesn't look good now".
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