Northern Championship's round 17 a tale of high scores for Somerset and Launceston United

LOOKING SAFE: Northern Rangers goalkeeper Zac Chugg in action.

LOOKING SAFE: Northern Rangers goalkeeper Zac Chugg in action.

Somerset have flogged Ulverstone 7-0 to extend their dominance in the Northern Championship.

Beau Blizzard led the charge for the Sharks scoring three times, while Kyrone Johnson added a further two goals.

Brody Best and Sam Hamilton also netted a goal apiece.

Launceston United, pitted against second-ranked Devonport City, proved hungry for the points at Birch Avenue – and took them in comprehensive fashion. 

Devonport had narrowly avoided the same goalless fate as coastal neighbours Ulverstone, as the scoreline finally finished at 7-1 to the home side.

Launceston City had headed into round comfortably in third position, but faced a tough day in a  2-1 loss to the sixth-ranked Northern Rangers.

Burnie and Riverside Olympic met at Montello in the bottom-of-the-ladder duel that left both sides with an unsatisfying 1-1 draw.