North Launceston had more than a point to prove after scoring just three in the first two games of the TSLW season.
They did that and more against Tigers in a solid 30-point victory at UTAS Stadium.
Goals in every term all the while keeping the Kingborough visitors to none after quarter-time delivered a much-needed 5.8 (38) to 1.2 (8) victory on Saturday.
Bombers coach Dean Smith had told his charges after the encounter to "enjoy it for what it is" before preparing to knuckle down next week against Glenorchy.
The second-year squad realises it is back in the running and just behind the top three sides after none have taken the ascendancy, sharing a sizeable loss each.
"You just can't pick it," Smith said.
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"I told them, look girls, we've won today and if we can hold onto Kingborough's measure and the way the season's going, who knows what will happen from here."
The Bombers had lost key forward Emily McKinnell before the game with concern over a hamstring. But Smith was happy to turn a negative into a positive.
"With such a short season like this, we have to make sure we make the finals, and then if it means we don't take the risk on Macca or someone else, well, we don't take it to be ready for finals," he said.
"But some players stepped up after we tried a couple of players in a couple of different positions in the last quarter."
Skipper Jodie Clifford was predictably the star of the day, Maggie Cuthbertson was in stellar touch and Sophie Farrow played one of her best for the side ever.
"I think today was a lot of the players' better game of the year," Smith said.
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