Any hint of the Northern Bombers taking time to settle into their new-look team quickly evaporated on Saturday, as the side trounced North Hobart at UTAS Stadium.
North Launceston walloped the visiting Demons 17.22 (124) to 1.5 (11) in the side's first win of the season.
After a bitter beating at the hands of Launceston a week prior, Bombers coach Brad Cox-Goodyer was elated by his team's comprehensive effort.
He added the win was particularly special for those celebrating their first seniors win for the club.
"It was very rewarding for the guys who put the effort in and showed what we can actually do when we put it together - it was really pleasing," Cox-Goodyer said.
"At the end of the game, we had a smaller circle inside of the bigger circle there was that many blokes who were playing in their first win which was really exciting."
The Bombers had the Demons out-matched on every front.
Efficient hand-balling through the middle made for a boring afternoon for North's back-line.
When the odd Demon scoring chance looked possible, the Bombers' hardened backs including debutant Lockie Mitchell and Corey Nankervis bullied the visiting forwards out of town.
"Our skill level's not always going to be there [and] there's going to be times where we miss kicks," Cox-Goodyer said.
"But one thing you can't take away is that defensive pressure and effort so if we can continue to do that for four quarters like we did today, that'll hold us in really good stead."
At the end of the game, we had a smaller circle inside of the bigger circle there was that many blokes who were playing in their first win which was really exciting- Brad Cox-Goodyer on North Launceston's first win of the season
On the other side, reliable kickers Tom Bennett (4 goals), Jack Rushton (2), Daniel Withers (2) as well as Cox-Goodyer (3) led the steam-rolling in points as if Oprah Winfrey herself were handing them out.
"Something we were putting emphasis on during the week was to get the footy forward, but [last week] Launceston just rebounded too easily," Cox-Goodyer said.
"So our defensive pressure and being able to keep the footy inside forward 50 was key and credit to our boys they did it for four quarters.
"That was probably a big message - the game was probably in hand at three-quarter time but to keep driving in that last quarter and [to] keep that defensive pressure up was really pleasing."
The 113-point beat-down was particularly special for ruck Alex Lee, who played his 100th with the Bombers.
While the key midfield piece did his typically top job in creating opportunities through the guts of the field, he also had a bit of fun with his milestone match.
"It was great to get him a win with his 100th game," Cox-Goodyer said.
"He had a pretty tough day and tried to take some hangers, I don't know why, he never normally tries to do that.
"We tried to get him a goal in the last quarter but couldn't quite get him one.
"It's a great reward to get a win for him and he's been a great part of the club - he's won four premierships so it's great to get him to the milestone and get a win."
Elsewhere in the TSL, Kingborough moved to 2-0 and top of the table after taking care of Lauderdale 15.6 (96) to 10.7 (67) at Twin Ovals.
At KGV, Clarence took down Glenorchy 13.9 (87) to 8.7 (55).
North Launceston will face Clarence at Bellerive Oval next week.
Launceston were on a bye week.
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