Hillwood claimed a historic NTFA women's victory on its home deck, defeating Bridgenorth 3.2 (20) to 2.1 (13).
Playing their first game after being accepted in October, Dwayne Beeton's side trailed by a goal at quarter-time but kept the Parrots to only one behind for the next three to get the win.
Captain Narine Maurangi, Khama Beeton and Matilda Fisher kicked the Sharks' goals as twins Carly and Sophie Farrow were named their best.
Emily McKinnell and Emily Nunn found the big sticks in the first quarter with Ella Rigby and Lucy Walker strong.
In the first game of the competition's season on Friday night, Deloraine wasn't able to get its maiden victory, going down to George Town 3.7 (25) to 1.1 (7) at Blue Gum Park.
The Saints got on the board early and a strong second term kept them away from the debutants, whose first major was kicked by Renee Walker.
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Tamara Burt kicked two for the Saints while former North Launceston skipper Jodie Clifford chipped in for one as she was joined in the best players by Eileen Blyth and Lydia Holz.
Kiarnna Lehman, Lily James and Rebekah Dornauf were the Kangaroos' strongest.
Like Hillwood, Evandale also overcame an early deficit, defeating Meander Valley 4.3 (27) to 3.4 (22) in the round's highest-scoring contest.
The Suns got two majors on the board in the first but the Eagles reduced the margin to a point at half-time before kicking two themselves in the third to swing the momentum.
Jackie Harvey (two), Jacqui Sansom and Chloe Fellows were the Eagles' goalkickers in a strong performance by Robyn Allchin as Cleo Creswell (two) and Meg Wilkinson kicked Meander Valley's.
The 12-team roster's first full round is next weekend.