Scottsdale welcomed returning coach Ethan Petterwood with an impressive 11.11 (77) to 10.8 (68) away win over Rocherlea.
It wasn't without its scares however, with the Tigers storming home to kick eight of the last 12 majors in the second half before the final siren sounded.
With the game getting underway through slight drizzle, Scottsdale bombarded Rocherlea's defences early with Jade Child getting a lot of the ball.
Young forward Chev Deacon was able to slot the first two majors of the game, one thanks to a marvellous assist from Brad Whish-Wilson, while Child ran one along the turf to snag one himself.
Scottsdale's early pressure meant they led by 21 at quarter-time, leaving Rocherlea with a solitary point as they missed several set shots.
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But the Tigers responded instantly to their quarter-time address, with the coach himself, Andrew Cox-Goodyer leading from the front.
He'd kick the Tigers' only other goal of the first half minutes later but Scottsdale were able to add four more on the board, leading 7.6 (48) to 2.4 (16) at half-time.
The Magpies added the first three of the third term, including Daniel Berry's third major, as the game looked set to blow out before Cox-Goodyer added two while Jacob Hawkins kicked one late.
As the Tigers trailed by 33 heading into the fourth, Scottsdale added another - which would eventually prove to be their last - as Brayden Claridge reversed his goalkicking fortunes to add three to the Tigers' tally, Hawkins bagged another and Cox-Goodyer's fifth confirmed the final score.
Petterwood added class and silk to the Magpies' midfield, named best on ground while young Tigers ruckman Cooper Praciak was influential in the last and Jordan Cousens and Jacob Murphy showed their skill all day.
Old Launcestonians v UTAS
The Blues were clinical in their destruction of the newly-named Lions at Invermay Park, taking the win 21.15 (141) to 3.2 (20).
An eight-goal second term led the way for the Blues, who are aiming to be the shield's most successful division one outfit.
They certainly got their goal off to a strong start as Ethan Conway (six), the returning Darren Crawford (five) and captain Matthew Spohn (four) bagged 15 majors between them.
Campbell Fraser was named Old Launcestonians' strongest as regular University standout Liam Guardia kicked a goal and sat atop the Lions' sheet.
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Deloraine v Bracknell
Deloraine's first game under new coach Lochy Dornauf went to plan, with the Kangaroos defeating Bracknell 12.10 (82) to 6.10 (46).
The victors led at every change, piling on five goals in the third term to stamp their authority on the clash, while only Tyson Gardam (three), Campbell Huett, Adam Crawford and Addison Cosslett (all two) bagged multiple majors.
Bracknell skipper Richard Howe kicked three as Edward Keach and Ben Seamer impressed while East Devonport recruit Cade Triffitt and new leader Jared Scott showed their worth in victory.
Bridgenorth v Old Scotch
The round's only premier league and division one face-off saw Bridgenorth triumph over Old Scotch 8.8 (56) to 5.5 (35).
Holding the Thistles scoreless in the third quarter effectively ensured the win for the Parrots, with Rohan Sergeant nailing five of the side's eight majors.
Incoming coach Gary Shipton also kicked two as rising star Hamish Armstrong was named the Parrots' best, followed by Matt Zanetto and 2019 coach Brady Demeijer.
Old Scotch's recruits led the way as Connor Dixon hit the scoreboard with three majors and Charlie Eastoe showed he isn't just impressive with bat in hand.
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