Victory League champion South Hobart had the majority of possession in the first half at Mitsubishi Park yesterday but could not break down a dogged Launceston City.
The sides entered the sheds at nil-all. Liam Scott broke the deadlock after the restart with a curled shot and Chris Hunt won a penalty, which was converted by captain Hugh Ludford.
The floodgates threatened to open when Hunt put through Nick Morton for South's third, followed closely by a red card to City defender Abraham Kargbo for a wild tackle on Ludford, but the score remained at 3-0, a good result considering the previous 11-0 and 9-0 previous losses.
The Northern Rangers secured a dramatic 3-2 victory against Olympia, with the winner coming four minutes in to injury time.
Olympia's Hugh Undy opened the scoring against the Rangers in the opening 10 minutes, lobbing goalkeeper Marshall Pooley from 20 yards.
Agele Luate equalised after Shane Brassington slipped him through one-on-one several minutes later for a 1-1 score at the break
Brassington turned scorer in the second half, looping a header into the net in the 68th minute but Todd Hingston scored an own goal to level the scores. With the game headed towards a 2-2 draw, Nick Lanau-Atkinson popped up for the winner in the 94th minute, scoring off a cutback from his brother Patty.
Devonport City took an early lead against Kingborough Lions at Valley Road after Brodie Denehey scored on an acute angle from Michael Holden's pass in the 22nd minute. Holden set up the Strikers' second, which was slotted into the left corner by Adam Gorrie in the 57th minute.
Denehey put the result beyond doubt, and secured his hat-trick, with strikes in the 78th minute and injury time to make the score 4-0 at full-time.
Tilford Zebras had plenty of chances against Glenorchy Knights but it took until the 35th minute for Adam McKeown to break the deadlock with a a well taken goal from Jon Ladic's pass. The duo combined again on the stroke of half time, McKeown heading in Ladic's corner kick from the right.
McKeown brought up his hat-trick by beating two defenders and the `keeper to walk the ball into an empty net in the 78th minute.
Northern Premier Leauge champions Somerset flogged Prospect Knights 7-0 after leading 5-0 at half-time in one of three catch-up games played in the NPL. Kyrone Johnson scored a hat-trick.
Riverside Olympic had a similarly heavy win against Launceston United, beating the last-placed side 8-2, with Scott Hanson netting a hat-trick.
Olympic jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first half before allowing United back into the game with a goal before the break. Olympic went on the score five more times.
In the final catch-up game, Burnie United had a 5-4 win against Devonport City.