South Launceston notched up its 13th win of the season and remained on top of the State League ladder on percentage after recording a 45-point win over Devonport yesterday.
The Bulldogs were switched on from the start, booting seven goals to one in the first quarter and were never threatened in a 14.5 (89) to 7.3 (45) victory.
Coach Mitch Thorp booted four goals in the opening term and finished with eight for the match despite the wet and windy conditions at Devonport Oval to continue his outstanding season.
Will Hanson was outstanding in his defensive role on Aaron McNab and brother Matt continues to impress with his work ethic in the midfield to round out the Bulldogs top three.
``It was another tough old day for footy and trying conditions but we got the job done,'' Thorp said.
``We started well and jumped them but were probably a bit complacent after that.
``We rested Rory Mansell and Beau Thorp and subbed Thane Bardenhagen off at half-time and after half-time I thought to Devonport's credit they battled away really well.''
The Bulldogs had some injury concerns with Bardenhagen suffering a corked thigh, Mitch Hills suffered an injury to his ear and Will Hanson was knocked out and went to hospital with suspected concussion.
South faces a road trip to Hobart to play North Hobart in that club's final football game in the TSL next week.
``I imagine there will be a fair bit of emotion around that game and a few people coming to watch so it will be a tough game,'' Thorp said.
Next week's games - Burnie v North Launceston, Glenorchy v Clarence, Lauderdale v Hobart, Launceston v Devonport, North Hobart v South Launceston.