Lauderdale has kept hold of top spot with an entertaining 31-point win over Glenorchy.
Sparked by a three-goal second term from Aiden Grace, the Magpies led by 24 points shortly after quarter time but went into the main break two points down after a flurry of goals on the stroke of half time.
Star Southern Bombers midfielders Nat Franklin and Sam Siggins got on top in the second half and Ethan Whish-Wilson worked his way into the game with a goal on the three-quarter time siren and two more in the last.
Callen Daly's third gave the Pies some hope but a win was not to be as the Bombers ran out 16.10 (106) to 11.9 (75) victors.
At Bellerive Oval, Clarence's season went from bad to worse with a 15.8 (98) to 6.7 (43) loss to Kingborough.
The Tigers led by six goals at quarter time and never let up to establish a telling three-game buffer in the race for fifth spot.
Jarryd Drew was best on ground in just his fourth game of the season and had good support from Lachlan Clifford and the in-form Marcus Gardner.
Tiger Kieran Lovell and Roo Chris Nield kicked three goals each.
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