LONGFORD secured top spot and potentially won't grace the field again until next month as they defeated Hillwood 16.13 (109) to 12.6 (78) in Sam Graham's 250th.
Holding next week's bye and a week off for finishing top, the Tigers stormed into finals with a seven-goal haul from prolific duo Jackson Blair (four) and Jacob Wiggers (three) leading the way.
The Tigers kept their opponents within an arm's length of victory all day with a strong performance from Connor Neil as North Launceston recruit Mark Walsh kicked four and Dan Withers was adjudged Hillwood's best in his return.
Nearest rivals BRIDGENORTH got off to a blistering start against Deloraine and maintained the margin throughout the clash as they picked up a 11.14 (80) to 7.13 (55) away win.
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Nick Milbourne continued to stake his claim as one of the NTFA's most meaningful recruits with another four-goal performance, collecting his 43rd for the year as team-mate Rohan Sergeant kicked two to claim his 46th.
Logan Wright was the Parrots' best as Rory Gurr kicked two for the Kangaroos with Matt O'Donoghue and Lochy Dornauf impressing.
SOUTH LAUNCESTON'S finals hopes received a boost in the right direction as they defeated George Town 13.7 (85) to 10.10 (70) in an elimination final-like meeting.
Josh Harris' seven goals put the Bulldogs in a strong position as the young star and 2018 premiership coach Leigh Harding combined for 11 of South's majors.
Zach Sutherland joined Harris and Harding in impressing on return from a broken hand as Corey Burr (three goals), Luke Crane (two) and Jack Hulse toiled hard in defeat for the Saints.
Fresh off their best win of the season, SCOTTSDALE have potentially avoided the wooden spoon despite losing to Bracknell 10.11 (71) to 7.11 (53).
The loss means less than one per cent separates the two sides as Bracknell's Corry Goodluck (three), Callum Mulder and Richard Howe (two) all found the middle with Tom Broadhurst rucking his way to best-on.
Louis Burr impressed the most for the Magpies as the side featured seven individual goal-kickers.
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