Updating the Riverside Olympic scoreboard has been a thankless task this season so when coach Alex Gaetani's dad Mark triumphantly flipped it over to 3-0 against Kingborough it was to a raucous round of applause from the Windsor Park faithful.
On a day when Launceston City mirrored their feat by pushing champions Devonport all the way only to lose to a late penalty, Riverside finally collected the Northern neighbours' first win of the season other than against each other.
Having also led deep into their away match against Kingborough before settling for a 3-3 draw, Olympic not only ensured they would not finish bottom but, with a goal difference swing of eight, could yet leapfrog Clarence to claim sixth.
It was no more than Riverside deserved and meant Alex was nearly as delighted as his dad.
"Really happy," he said. "We deserved that.
"I love the composure and calmness we showed after so many disappointing results having performed well.
"They can be a tricky side to play against but we were calm, composed, played the conditions well and had an impact on the scoresheet.
"We should be beating teams like that consistently and this is the start of that."
With Fletcher Fulton and Mackenzie Hancox a constant menace and Nil Sanz producing his usual silky highlights reel, Olympic were a continual threat while the visitors were largely limited to creating chances from corners, most capably dealt with by Jarrod Hill.
Buoyed by keeping the game goalless to the break, Olympic blitzed the second half.
Within a minute of the restart, Max Reissig's clearance put Fulton clean through and the young striker continued to show maturity beyond his teenage years by coolly beating keeper Jake Hayers.
Sanz should have doubled the advantage from Fulton's pull back on the hour but made amends five minutes later with a delicious first time volley after more good industry from Fulton and Hancox.
Hancox spurned a 71st-minute chance to jump on the scoresheet bandwagon which would have seen Hill claim an assist before the league's most experienced player, Aaron Campbell, showed the youngsters how it's done with a bundled third 11 minutes from time.
A late injury to Liam Gilmore left Olympic with 10 men for the final few minutes but could not ruin the day as the reliable midfield general joined in the club song on crutches.
A month after Riverside were denied by a late Raph Reynolds penalty at Valley Road, City suffered the same fate as Devonport wrapped up a third successive league title and their fourth in five seasons.
Six points clear with two games left, Strikers kept their fans waiting before sealing the deal with a 12th win from 13 unbeaten matches - nine of which have come by a single-goal margin.
City were without striker Noah Mies as Will Fleming continued his run in the side and Stefan Tantari was handed a start.
Returning from suspension, keeper Lachie Clark produced some superb saves to deny Brodie Denehey, Eddie Bidwell, Joel Stone and Miles Barnard while Tantari and Rob Gerrard tested Nathan Pitchford and Charlie Dyer clipped the crossbar.
The match was decided 17 minutes from time as Barnard went tumbling, referee Tony Peart pointed to the spot and Reynolds sent Clark the wrong way.
An early own goal from Simon Stankovich was added to by Guilherme Desouza and Patrick Kibler before a late Bradley Lakoseljac double completed South Hobart's 5-0 rout of Clarence at Darcy Street.
A hat-trick from Harry Anderson saw second-placed Glenorchy collect their 10th win of the season with a 3-0 defeat of Olympia at Warrior Park.