LAUNCESTON UNITED clinched the women's Northern Championship title in typically solid fashion.
An 11th win to go with a solitary draw represents a phenomenal season for Cameron Heazlewood's team who, with just two fixtures left, can now set their sights on completing an unbeaten campaign.
The coach was delighted for his team after a 2-0 win at LAUNCESTON CITY.
"Well done to the girls for winning the league, they should be very proud of their efforts," he said.
"It was simply a case of getting the job done today and we did against a tough City team.
"The ground was tricky to play on but we got the breakthrough in the second half thanks to Jess Robinson and an own goal."
It was simply a case of getting the job done todayCameron Heazlewood
United should be sharing the champagne with NORTHERN RANGERS after they did their neighbours a favour by beating second-placed Devonport Strikers 4-3.
A Valley Road thriller was only decided in the 89th minute when Moana Chamberlain converted a Georgia Perkins cross for her second goal of the game. Emma Langley had also claimed a brace for Ian Loft's third-placed team. Before that result, Devonport had won all of their games except for the two losses to United.
The reliable source of Meg Connolly earned RIVERSIDE a 1-1 draw and a more enjoyable long and late trip back from Burnie.
Pointless cellar-dwellers Ulverstone forfeited to second-bottom Somerset.
NORTHERN RANGERS' lingering hopes of snatching the men's title were washed away in the top-of-the-table clash at Valley Road.
Trailing Devonport Strikers by four points with three games remaining, in-form Rangers knew they would need the North-West powerhouse to lose more than just this round 12 showdown.
But the ladder leaders had other ideas, claiming the match 2-0 and the championship as red cards reduced their nearest challengers to nine men.
Having already wrapped up the reserves competition and seemingly destined for another NPL Tasmania title, Devonport find themselves on the brink of claiming three titles this season.
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The RIVERSIDE OLYMPIC bus overheated on the way to Burnie but the players kept their cool with a slick 6-0 win.
Leading 1-0 through an early Rhys Kinslow tap-in, Olympic banged in another five in the last 10 minutes of the first half.
With Liam Poulson pulling the strings, Kinslow added to his impressive tally for the season by claiming three of them as Declan Zasadny and Mitch Jones added tidy finishes.
"We need to work on our second halves!" joked Olympic coach Wayne Penfold. "We played good possession football, delivered good crosses which were tap-ins for our striker which is just what you want."
A hat-trick to Aidan Rigby saw LAUNCESTON UNITED to a 3-0 win at LAUNCESTON CITY.
United coach Glenn Reading declared himself "very happy" with the result.
"The boys played a good brand of football," he said. "It's a credit to the young ones with where they are at the moment. I'd also like to congratulate our women's team on an outstanding season."
With regular keeper Ari Johnson called up to the NPL, reserves coach Wayne Wager pulled on the gloves having earlier scored for his regular side.
"They deserved it," Wager said. "They dominated the game and we just did not take our chances."
A shock 3-2 loss at second-placed Devonport means Northern Rangers will have to wait at least another week to claim the under-18 title.