LAUDERDALE did Launceston a massive State League favour after thumping Eastern Shore rival Clarence by 59 points at Bellerive Oval in the final roster round yesterday.
The defeat cost Clarence third spot on the ladder and the vital double chance, which was handed instead to the Blues courtesy of the Southern Bombers' 12.14 (86) to 3.9 (27) victory.
Lauderdale jumped out of the blocks with five goals to three behinds in the opening term for a 31-point lead, extended it to 48 points with a four-goal to one second term, and was never threatened from there in a great performance by Darren Winter's side.
Ryan Wiggins booted three goals with two each to Sean McKay and Sam O'Byrne.
Adam Joyce was named best on ground, with Aden Johnston and Danny Flood other good players.
The Roos could only manage three goals for the game in a disappointing end to their roster season.
The loss means Clarence will play Lauderdale again next week in the elimination final at Bellerive while Launceston will travel to West Park to play Burnie in the qualifying final.
HOBART finished its State League journey with a 35-point defeat to Glenorchy at the TCA Ground despite a seven-goal haul by James Charlesworth.
With the Tigers set to join the SFL next season, they were unable to pull off a final TSL win at home going down to the Magpies 15.18 (108) to 10.13 (73).
Nathan Matthews booted six goals to be the Magpies best player.