For the second week running Launceston City lost 3-0 at home to top-four opposition.
City stayed in the contest against Olympia, as they had against Zebras, before being undone by ruthless finishing.
When Joffrey Nkoso poached a nine-minute double midway through the second half, to go with Bay Kurtz's composed first-half opener, it rather flattered the visitors.
But by the final whistle Lachlan Clark had made four more outstanding saves to deny extra goals and the scoreline looked a fair reflection.
As ever, City coach Lino Sciulli called it straight.
"We did not do too bad," he said. "We toiled all day and started to lose our shape a bit in the second half but tough conditions and they are mature big-bodied boys.
"It's difficult to take lessons from a 3-0 loss but I guess we are not quite there against the good teams even though we were very competitive."
Despite the scoreline and plethora of late chances, City's defence is starting to find its feet. The understanding between centre-backs Lindsay Millington and Pat Sullivan is much closer than their trans-Pacific birthplaces would suggest allowing the full-backs room to roam, particularly the rampaging Charlie Dyer.
In front of the back four, Shane Cartwright continues to provide the blueprint for any other English-born, bald, midfield playmakers to aspire to.
We are not quite there against the good teamsCity coach Lino Sciulli
Strikers Noah Mies and Jarrod Linger provided their customary annoyance in the penalty box and were both denied goals by the agility of keeper Kyle McDonald.
City did well to silence 11-goal striker Jack Ryan and did the same with Nkoso for an hour before he took his tally to 15 for the season.
Much like Jarrod Hill at Riverside, Clark has been largely responsible for keeping City's scorelines respectable and in addition to his glut of fine saves could count himself unfortunate on all three goals.
Second-placed Olympia's fourth straight win saw them extend their margin over third-placed South Hobart who travelled back to the capital pointless after a 4-1 drubbing at leaders, and reigning champions, Devonport.
Level at the break, after Jack Dance and Ben Hamlett cancelled each other out just three minutes apart, Strikers inflicted some revenge for their Lakoseljac Cup final loss when Miles Barnard bagged a hat-trick in the space of 14 minutes.
At KGV, Glenorchy scored in the second minute through Callum Brown but that was as good as it got as Horacio Gutierrez Jr. equalised for Kingborough and Jack Turner put them ahead before both players completed braces in stoppage time.
Riverside Olympic travel to KGV on Sunday to face Hobart Zebras at 2.15pm.