Written by Grant Jessup.
Bupa TSL superstar Bradley Cox-Goodyer is in career-best form after kicking six goals to lead North Launceston to a strong 48-point victory over Glenorchy.
The 2017 Alastair Lynch Medallist and two-time Baldock Medallist tore the contest apart from the midfield, booting five of his six goals from on or outside the 50-metre arc.
Cox-Goodyer, the North Launceston skipper, was keen to produce a strong performance after his side lost to Lauderdale in Round five.
“I think a bit of pride comes into it,” Cox-Goodyer said.
“We’re not used to losing, we don’t like to lose.”
A two-time TSL premiership superstar, Cox-Goodyer said he has sought to improve his goalkicking prowess early in the season.
“It’s something I’ve been working on my goalkicking.”
“I do tend to squander some opportunities early on in the year,” he said.
The gun midfielder has been keen to embrace his role as a mentor to other players, given the influx of new faces at North Launceston this year.
“It’s rejuvenating I guess to have some new faces,” Cox-Goodyer said.
Helping younger players develop has been a delight for Cox-Goodyer.
“I like to be that leader,” he said.
“Watching them learn is pretty rewarding.”
The skipper believes that the reigning premiers still have plenty of work to do before they are fully firing for their premiership defence.
“We’ve got a lot of things to work on,” Cox-Goodyer said.
“We want to be playing our best footy towards the end of the year, not now.”
North Launceston’s next challenge will be North Hobart at UTAS Stadium.
Despite the fact that their opponents are on the bottom of the ladder, Cox-Goodyer is wary of the young Demons side.
“They’re young, they’re quick and they’re fast so this ground [UTAS Stadium] will really suit them.”
North Launceston will host North Hobart at UTAS Stadium on Saturday May 11 at 2pm.