After a season-long haunting by Glenorchy, the Blues women knuckled down and handled the visitors en route to a 2.1 (13) to 0.6 (6) premiership win.
Head coach Ange Dickson said she was ecstatic to see the lessons learnt by the team result in victory.
"We've been training since November last year so it's been almost 12 months waiting for this moment again - I'm just so over the moon and I'm so glad we were able to do it today," she said.
As predicted, the midfield saw most of the action, with heated toing and frowing by both sides seeing only a mere three points at the end of the first quarter.
This was aided by all-rounder Cecilia Cameron, who scored the first goal in the contest early in the second courtesy of some solid connections in the midfield.
Then things started getting rolling, with recent AFLW draftee Brooke Brown kicking the game's only other goal after getting some separation.
The premiers held turnovers to a minimum, and kept goalless Glenorchy out of their forward 50 for most of the first half.
"We knew the last couple of times we let them get to the footy first and we played a reactive game," Dickson said.
"Today, everything was executed perfectly. Our defenders attacked as if they were attackers and that's pretty much what won the game; our pressure around the ground was relentless.
"In the end, they just continued kicking it into our wall which is what we wanted."
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As things dried up in the third quarter, both teams were taking solid marks, particularly on both flanks.
But the staunch defence continued for the Blues, with captain Dearne Taylor leading the charge.
"We knew it was going to be a hard game so to come out and have that physical impact, it was unreal," Taylor said.
"We knew if we could shut them down straight up we'd stand a good chance to get it done."
As the final siren sounded, Dickson admitted the victory, in light of last year's loss, was all the greater.
"It's definitely up there, I still get goosebumps thinking to the 2017 premiership we won," she said.
"To kind of come from an underdog situation and have that added pressure of what happened last year, this is special.
"We've got a lot of girls who are moving away for the AFLW season ... we know this group won't be the same again."
Mia King was named best on ground.