Albury extended its unbeaten start to the 2021 season to five games with a 123-point Anzac Day win against North Albury at Bunton Park.
The Hoppers hadn't beaten the Tigers since 2008 and it stayed that way as Albury, set up by a fast start, romped to 21.22 (148) to 3.7 (25) victory.
Albury booted the first 12 goals of the contest and denied North Albury its first score until the 21st minute of the second term.
The Hoppers showed some better signs in the second half and weren't completely blown away, but were no match for the classy Tigers.
Jacob Conlan capatalised on some great service from the midfield with nine goals, while Mitchell Scott chipped in with three.
Riley Bice, Tom O'Brien and Lachlan Taylor-Nugent also performed well for the Tigers.
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Albury co-coach Anthony Miles took plenty from the performance.
"I thought their pressure was really good, so from our point of view it was still a great hit-out," he said.
"The score probably didn't reflect that, but they applied really good pressure and we got some really good things out of it.
"Probably our last kicks inside 50 in recent weeks has been an area of improvement for us.
"I thought Jacob Conlan presented exceptionally well, but some of the kicks coming in were pretty good as well. That was probably the most pleasing thing."
The margin could have been bigger if not for some inaccuracy in front of goal from the Tigers who finished with more behinds than goals for a fourth time this season.
"It seems to be a bit of a trend in the whole league at the moment. I'm not sure if a year off has attributed to that, but we'll keep working on the goal-kicking," Miles added.
"It's about your shot selection as well, but I thought we were quite unselfish in front of goals which as a coach is pleasing as well."
North Albury coach Luke Norman admitted his side didn't make it easy for itself.
"We're going to keep trying to stick to our structures and make sure we improve," he said.
"I think we've improved from the first game, sometimes the scoreboard doesn't show that, but I thought we played two quarters of football.
"Our first game we played about 10 minutes to then playing a quarter and two quarters today.
"Our second half was obviously a lot better and it was good to think the game didn't blow out and the boys committed to the contest and made sure they had the effort."
The Hoppers showed glimpses in the second half, but lacked quality when kicking inside 50.
"Skill level was pretty ordinary today. We didn't give our forwards every option, but when we did, we weren't making a good enough contest," Norman said.
"Riley Smith was good in the back pocket, he committed to the contest and Jackson Casey battled really hard in the ruck and had a real crack."
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