SOUTH LAUNCESTON withstood an early West Devonport barrage to hand the reigning GNLW premiers their fourth loss in a 2-0 upset.
Built off strong defensive play from Jessie Pankiw and Hayley Johns, Jo Brumby and Nic Symonds scored to seal the deal.
West duo Sam Lawrence and Sarah Gray caused headaches for South but the home side got the job done.
As their rivals stumbled, CITY MARIANS were too slick for Smithton in a 3-0 win, holding top spot.
Overcoming a sluggish start, Marians were held up through Brooke Grubb's defensive work as Kiah Williams, Jess Abey and Kira Johnston scored.
Leah House, Sari Lehmann and Emma Spinks showed fight in defeat.
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SOUTH BURNIE'S Chloe Leary scored in the first four minutes but it wasn't enough to keep Devonport at bay in a 1-1 draw.
Amanda Von Schill evened the ledger for Devonport with 17 seconds remaining in the third quarter with neither side troubling the scorers in the last in a great performance from South's Mel Scolyer.
LAUNCESTON CITY-TAMAR CHURINGA almost kept their perfect record against Queechy Penguins alive in a nail-biting 1-1 draw.
Score-less for the opening three quarters, LCTC drew first blood through a closing conversion from Shanae Wilson before Brooke Whitmore broke City's hearts, unable to replicate their previous 1-0 victory as Josie Kremerskothen shone bright.
Friday night saw LAUNCESTON CITY and Queechy Penguins' men fight out a 3-3 draw.
The free-flowing contest saw City hold a 3-1 lead off the back of two superb Jordan Sutherland goals and a Callum Emms penalty corner before Justin Ockerby showed his class and scored two in four minutes, completing his hat-trick and sealing a tense draw.
SOUTH LAUNCESTON provided another dominant performance against West Devonport in an 8-0 win.
Jarrod Cunningham was the main man with three majors as coach Al McBain was named best-on for his two, joining Sam Elliston-Buckley as a multiple-scorer.
Continually under the pump, Zac King showed his class in goals with Anthony King not far behind him.
DEVONPORT and South Burnie were also inseparable with a 3-3 draw containing the sides.
Dan Dellar scored in the first minutes with a piece of magic for South before Devonport's Dan Ford, Caleb Dubbeld and Caleb Armstrong handed them a 3-1 lead with Jordan Dart and Jason Bomford reeling it back.
Sam Phillips and Kurt Edmunds impressed for their respective sides.
Seventh place is now SMITHTON'S following a 4-1 win over City Marians.
Andrew Ollington was the star from left back with two majors in a three-vote performance as Daniel Crawer and Kade Wooldrage found the back of the net.
David Townsend scored for Marians as Rhys Burgess, Ian Cameron and City's young speedsters impressed.
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