North Launceston can take a deep breath heading into the bye after completing a trifecta of unusually one-sided wins over Lauderdale.
Leading by 30 points at the final change, the Northern Bombers hit fifth gear in the last term, kicking 10 goals to blow Lauderdale out of the water and win 18.17 (125) to 6.5 (41).
Coach Brad Cox-Goodyer kicked a season-high bag of five, including four in the final term, as Jack Avent and Zach Burt popped up with three apiece.
"It was very enjoyable today - we got back to playing some enjoyable football and we enjoyed the little things," Cox-Goodyer said.
"It was a pretty even contribution - I though Braden van Buuren's first half was phenomenal, he really set us up behind the footy.
"Judah Edmunds' effort in the ruck again was good, Jack Avent was really good as well and Jay Foon worked his way into the game in the last half so it was very pleasing - it was a good spread."
Things looked promising for Lauderdale early, with Nicholas Raglione expertly soccering home the visitors' first inside 15 seconds.
But a Brandon Leary speccy not long after hinted it was going to be North Launceston's day.
Levelling through Burt, the Bombers took a 10-point lead into the first break after their coach marked 40m out from goal a mere second before the quarter-time siren.
Nathan Pearce and Lauderdale's Allen Christensen traded majors early in the second term before three late goals gave North Launceston the ascendancy going into the half.
Lauderdale reduced the margin to a clean four goals via Christensen's second and Ed Stanley before North ran out the game with 11 of the last 13 goals.
Cox-Goodyer's fifth - a terrifying 'don't argue' and finish from close range - and Lockie Mitchell's first senior goal from a strong contested grab rounded out the contest.
Mitchell played well in his fifth senior outing, while 16-year-old Ethan Hubbard looked more assured in his second game.
Michael Stingel had another good game off half-back after being well held in the past fortnight.
"They play a similar brand of game those two and hopefully Ethan can emulate Michael's first year of senior footy and continue to build because he's got great attributes," Cox-Goodyer said.
"Ethan was solid, he didn't do anything wrong and Michael - he's had a couple of down weeks which is going to happen, but he's going to keep working.
"He's going to be a special talent when he gets some years under his belt, I'll tell you that now."
The game stopped twice in the third term, with Christensen briefly going down with a high bump and North's Billy Edmunds taken off the ground after an accidental clash of heads.
The key defender sat out the rest of the game after being knocked out, but may be right to return for the trip to Kingborough.
"He's alright, he's in good spirits," Cox-Goodyer said.
"He'll have a bit of a headache but we've got the bye next week, so in terms of him missing a game - hopefully he doesn't."
The win keeps North Launceston two games and percentage clear of third-placed Clarence, who meet Kingborough and Launceston in the next two rounds.
Cox-Goodyer said ruckman Alex Lee and small forward Jack Rushton would both return after the bye.
In the early game, Kingborough put Glenorchy to the sword, winning 23.9 (147) to 8.9 (57).
The Tigers, who remain in the running for third spot, had a dozen goalkickers with Will Campbell and Michael Collidge both kicking four.
North Launceston 2.5, 6.6, 8.12, 18.17 (125)
Lauderdale 1.1, 2.4, 4.5, 6.5 (41)
- GOALS, North Launceston : B. Cox-Goodyer 5, J. Avent 3, Z. Burt 3, N. Pearce 2, J. Edmunds 1, B. Leary 1, J. Foon 1, L. Mitchell 1, T. Bennett 1
- Lauderdale: A. Christensen 2, H. Richmond 1, N. Raglione 1, S. Siggins 1, E. Stanley 1
- BEST, North Launceston: J. Foon, B. Cox-Goodyer, J. Avent, J. Edmunds, N. Pearce, B. Van Buuren
- Lauderdale: J. McGuinness, L. Paton, A. Christensen, N. Shaw, H. Richmond, J. Williams