BURNIE BAPTIST held off a strong Queechy Penguins challenge to retain top spot in a 2-1 win.
Queechy looked like continuing their streak early as Justin Ockerby scored but Burnie's dynamic duo of Braden Johnson and Khan Riley ended their hopes.
Penguins keeper Derrick Heathorn was the host's best in the tight loss.
Men's reigning premiers SOUTH LAUNCESTON were far too good for South Burnie in an 10-1 showing at home.
Kurt Budgeon (three), Brad Buchanan and Andrew Lancaster (both two) enforced permanent damage on the scoreboard and pulled apart the depleted Hawks outfit led by usual suspects Jordan Dart and Stuart Bowles.
Beau Cornelius and Josh DeMarco ensured LAUNCESTON CITY a third victory and fourth spot as they overcame Smithton 3-1.
Controlling play throughout, City were able to push past Smithton's strong defence of Nigel Kingston and Nathan Johns to make the most of their opportunities.
CITY MARIANS and West Devonport traded early goals but City braced and came home 5-1 winners with Rhys Burgess scoring three.
The contest was a feisty encounter as West scored their second season goal through Anthony King and threatened more with penalty corner opportunities but Marians' Adam Lamprey made sure of the result.
QUEECHY Penguins' women's side continued their recent domination to maintain their top-of-the-table position with a 5-3 win over South Launceston.
A fast paced, high quality encounter ensued with Josie Kremerskothen and Lucy Cooper scoring Queechy's five in stunning individual performances.as South's Nic Symonds showed why she's one of the competition's best.
WEST DEVONPORT put their foot down against Devonport with their stars shining in the 7-0 win.
Samantha Lawrence controlled the play for West as Angela McAuliffe added to her tally with three goals.
Captain Kaylah Rataj offered Devonport chances to score, especially in the third quarter.
CITY MARIANS overcame a scoreless first half in a 2-1 victory over South Burnie.
Charlotte Vandenberg and Kira Johnson broke through in the third, with Johnson's individual run a highlight.
South's Meah Leary scored late as teammate Emily Smith and Marians' Madison Clark performed well.
SMITHTON ensured Launceston City-Tamar Churinga will have to wait for their first win of the season, defeating them 2-0.
Abby House took advantage of City's weakened defence in the opening minutes with play being held even until Demi Littlejohn put the result beyond doubt late.
Kaylee DeMarco starred through the centre with City's juniors improving around her.