LAUNCESTON City made a good start against Tilford Zebras in the Victory League yesterday but could not maintain its pressure.
With the first half heading towards a nil-all score, Andrew Clark broke the deadlock for the home side in the 38th minute before Adam McKeown made it 2-0 in the 45th.
Kurt Engels put Zebras 3-0 up before McKeown weaved past four City players to make it 4-0.
Saeed bin Sumaida pulled a goal back for the visitors three minutes later to make it 4-1.
Engels replied a minute later to restore the buffer.
City's Nathan Bartlett made it 5-2 before the Zebra's Jom Ladic netted a trademark free kick to clinch a 6-2 win.
Northern Rangers scored early against Kingborough Lions, Agele Luate dashing down the flank and crossing for Nick Lanau-Atkinson to slot home. But Lions replied in the 32nd minute when Danny Cowen's header found the back of the net to make it 1-1 at half-time.
Rangers had several good chances after the restart but could not find a winner and the game ended in a deadlock.
South Hobart did not hold back against Devonport City despite securing the championship last week. The ladder leader entered the shed 1-0 ahead at Valley Road courtesy of a 17th minute goal from Caleb Ludlow.
Nick Morton added a brace with goals in the 58th and 80th minutes before Michael Holden notched a consolation goal in injury time to make it 3-1.
On Friday night, a 2-0 win against Glenorchy Knights secured Olympia a spot in the Victory Cup finals series.
Goals either side of half time to Nick Meredith in the 23rd minute and Alex Holmes in the 62nd minute were enough to secure the home side three points.
Somerset maintained its position on top of the Northern Premier League, coming back from a goal down to thump Devonport City 7-1.
The Sharks missed a couple of early chances and were shocked when Connor Lizotte gave the Strikers the lead. But the home side replied with five unanswered goals to enter the sheds 5-1 up.
Somerset added another two goals in the second half with Ryan Liston (3), Kyrone Johnson (2), Jimmy Nettleton (1) and Sam Cocks (1) getting on the scoresheet.
Ulverstone continued its high- scoring matches with a 5-1 win against Launceston City after leading 3-0 at the interval.
Burnie United had a 3-2 win against Launceston United at Birch Avenue after leading the home side 2-1 at the break.
The win was Burnie's fourth of the year and allowed it to leapfrog Riverside Olympic into seventh place with Riverside's game against Prospect Knights cancelled due to the condition of Windsor Park.
Victory League: Kingborough Lions dw Northern Rangers 1, Devonport City 1 lt South Hobart 3, Tilford Zebras 6 d Launceston City 2, Olympia 2 d Glenorchy Knights 0.
Northern Premier League: Ulverstone 5 d Launceston City 0, Somerset 7 d Devonport City 1, Launceston United 2 lt Burnie United 3.