LAUNCESTON City earned its fourth Greater Northern League hockey premiership in a row in a thrilling golden goal extra time win over Burnie team City Marians.
Launceston looked the better side throughout the first half with Lynette Stebbings and Narelle Nillsen acting as the workhorses of the team, but some excellent saves from Marians keeper Ash Murphy ensured the teams went to the break locked at nil all.
The second half saw the heat of the day take a toll on Launceston City as Marians' fitness became apparent, with their forwards making some telling runs into the attacking D.
However, City managed to force numerous penalty corners to put the pressure back on. Kee Mansell broke the deadlock in the 42nd minute, putting City in front with a straight shot clearing Murphy's pad at textbook height.
Launceston looked as though it may take out the title comfortably, but 12 minutes later Marians forward Claire Symonds came out best from a tussle with the keeper, scoring a frantic field goal to level things up.
With the scoreboard still reading 1-1 at full-time the teams entered golden goal extra time. A patch of tired play in the City defence piled on the pressure, but it came out with the ball and found the energy to run it the length of the field before Sarah McCambridge, one of Launceston's most consistent players this season, slotted it in at the far post, stopping the match and securing the fourth title for Launceston City.