THE final rostered round of women's Greater Northern League hockey saw a series of tight tussles, with only one team earning all three points.
West Devonport gained a massive confidence boost as it entered finals, with a 6-1 victory over South Burnie.
Mel Franklin was the only first half scorer, but the second half showed that West was definitely a team to watch in the title race.
Lucy Wooton and Sarah Grey opened up South's defence, slotting one each.
Mel Scolyer was outstanding for West, smashing in three beautifully finished goals.
Chloe Leary scored for South, but there was no taking the shine off West's win.
Two other title contenders, City Marians and Launceston City, fought out a physical 2-2 draw.
Both got into a long style of game before sorting out their structural play.
Nic Symonds and Monique Grundy did well for Marians, while Dayna Challis scored both goals for the home side.
Sarah McCambridge and Kate Nicholas netted for City and were supported by Emily Nunn and Lynette Stebbings, with Sarah White strong in defence.
Queechy Penguins drew 0-0 with Devonport in a tight match. Devonport earned 14 corners, despite Queechy's strong press, but were unable to convert.
Brooke Whitmore and Hayley Johns impressed for the Qs, while Robin Tait and Kaylah Rataj worked tirelessly for Devonport.
Tamar Churinga and South Launceston played out one of the season's most evenly matched games, drawing 0-0.