Osborne has celebrated the unfurling of its flag and Marty Bahr's 200-match milestone with a 123-point spanking of Rand-Walbundrie-Walla at Osborne on Saturday.
After an even first term the home side sent an ominous warning as they booted 21 goals to one on their way to a percentage boosting 24.9 (153) to 3.12 (30) win.
Connor Galvin was back to his electrifying best for the reigning premiers with a best-on-ground display.
While Sam Rutland, Kodie O'Malley and Bahr also ran amok in the thumping victory.
Coach Joel Mackie said it was a big occasion for the club and the players responded accordingly.
"It was nice to be playing our first home match and it was a big occasion," Mackie said.
"The boys set themselves to pay tribute to Marty Bahr who is one of the most popular players around the club.
"He is much loved within the group and I think it's fair to say widely respected throughout the league which is a credit to him.
"The Giants really put it to us in the first term and were right in the match.
"But the boys really responded and we were able to get things on our terms a lot quicker than I thought we would.
"We were able to run the match right out which I feel is one of our strengths after a big pre-season."
The only sour note for the raging flag favourite was a hamstring injury to Mackie.
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Mackie hobbled off during the second quarter and is expected to miss at least the next fortnight.
"It's nothing too serious and I only felt a slight twinge," Mackie said.
"But it's only early in the season and I will take a cautious approach and probably miss the next two matches and three at the most."
Osborne also scored a thumping win in the reserves and has players the calibre of Matt Rava and Clancy Galvin dominating and are expected to press for senior selection in the coming weeks.
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