ROCHERLEA have continued to make Hillwood's life harder as the Tigers ran away 40-point victors to leave the Sharks with just one win in their last five matches.
Coach Andrew Cox-Goodyer led from the front with four majors in the 13.6 (84) to 6.8 (44) victory as Brayden Claridge played apprentice to his superior with two goals in a strong performance from him and Jacob Hawkins.
Andrew Whitmore kicked three and Daniel Withers two as Damon Howe and Josh Moore impressed in defeat, leaving the Sharks just four points clear of George Town in third position following six wins to start the season.
Gary Shipton put in an inspired six-goal performance against his old side to lead BRIDGENORTH to a 17.10 (112) to 9.9 (63) victory over Bracknell.
Shipton and Rohan Sergeant kicked a dozen between them as the tall forward also nailed six and Nick Milbourne four as the latter bagged his 35th major.
Casey Walker-Russell kicked the other and impressed in his second game back from a knee injury as Bracknell's Corry Goodluck slotted three majors and Siert Mulder, Jack Dyer and Jack Ross all showed some fight in defeat for the Redlegs.
GEORGE TOWN continued to edge ever so close to Hillwood's third position with a 14.9 (93) to 6.7 (43) win over Scottsdale at Blue Gum Park.
Brandon Leary and Cory Burr bagged three goals apiece for the victorious Saints as coach Allan O'Sign, Luke Crane and Lachlan Mason all found the big sticks on multiple occasions with Sam Cooke starring.
William Burr and Brady Gee kicked two in the 50-point loss for the Magpies with Jordan Love and coach Geoff Mohr putting in respectable performances.
Mohr's side only managed one goal in the second half as their opposition piled on nine to ensure the comprehensive result for the seventh-placed Pies.
LONGFORD picked up the second annual Make Runs Maxi match over Deloraine as Jackson Blair nailed seven majors in their 18.8 (116) to 4.7 (31) win.
Blair's seven keeps him sitting comfortably atop the league's leading scorers and his side on top of the ladder, having only dropped one game since the intimidating red-head's move into attack this season.
North Launceston recruit Kasey Curtis outshone Blair, named Longford's best on ground in his three-goal showing with Deloraine's Stan Tyson kicking two as Nathan Rataj, Jacob Wauchope, Jarrod Scott and Lochy Dornauf put in their best efforts in the 85-point loss.
Do you know a junior sports star who calls Northern Tasmania home? Nominate them today.