Injuries, suspensions and a global pandemic continue to dictate much of Launceston City coach Roger Hardwicke's selection decisions.
Imports Sam Ridgard and Rob Gerrard have been affected by all three factors.
The English housemates have both been walking disciplinary and injury tightropes while also deciding what to do about the escalating coronavirus issues in their home country.
Leading scorer Ridgard returned from an ankle injury to score two and set up the third in Saturday's 3-1 derby win at Riverside, despite also sitting one booking away from a suspension.
With a Lakoseljac Cup semi-final still on the horizon, the widely-travelled captain said he has enjoyed his time in Tasmania but is not sure what the next chapter holds in store.
"It's been really good for me to come in and captain the side because we've got a lot of good youth coming through from the under-18s and they've been able to learn from older guys like me, Rob, Lindsay (Millington). It's good to have that balance," he said.
"I've learned that Tasmania is a beautiful place. Very quiet, lots to see and I'm looking forward to exploring more after the end of the season.
"Badgers Head at Greens Beach has been my favourite spot so far."
As for the future, Ridgard said: "I'm taking it year by year. I'm going to go to Queensland to see a few friends after the season but then I'll reflect on the situation after that."
Gerrard has been sharing both a similar address and predicament.
Suspended the last time City played Olympic, the muscular striker shook off an ankle injury to rule the midfield at Windsor Park on Saturday while also sitting on four yellow cards.
Although both Englishmen survived the contest without seeing yellow, a last-minute lapse saw the team collect its third red of the season.
Missing midfield engine Matty Oh following his dismissal last week, City also lost keeper Lachy Clark whose otherwise unblemished return from injury ended when he brought down a clean-through Fletcher Fulton in stoppage time.
Hardwicke - whose day involved a solid display at centre-back in the Northern Championship - was quick to defend his reliable no.1.
"We should have defended it better so Lachy should not have to do that. It was more our fault for not stopping it," he said.