Ruthless reigning champion Devonport produced a tidy set of results against LAUNCESTON CITY, adding a 3-0 to 1-0 and 2-0 wins from earlier in the season.
"We were killed by a better team," was City coach Lino Sciulli's frank admission.
"When we had the ball we weren't good enough to do anything with it. They were too well drilled, too big and strong and we were never in the game. Lachy (Clark) did really well, made a couple of great saves and Mason (Gardner) did well at full-back. Nobody was bad, we were just outdone and sometimes you've just got to take your hat off to a team."
Joel Stone read Eddie Bidwell's dummy for a classy opener, Kieran Mulraney headed in and Raph Reynolds' third was a beaut.
Clark was exceptional in the home goal and City were not without chances but the match was summed up with senior president Danny Linger's astute observation: "There's just too many yellow shirts out there."
RIVERSIDE's 4-2 loss at Kingborough swung on a pivotal 48th minute.
Holding the hosts 1-1, thanks to Fletcher Fulton's excellent solo strike, Olympic hit the crossbar from Will Humphrey's free-kick and from the rebound Lions not only took the lead but added to it within a minute.
They also hit a fourth midway through the half before Adam Walker reduced the arrears with 13 minutes remaining, the talented youngster's first senior goal one to remember as he rifled in a sweet left-foot volley from the edge of the box.
South Hobart won 4-0 at Clarence while Glenorchy and Olympia had a goalless draw at KGV.
WOMEN'S SUPER LEAGUE
LAUNCESTON UNITED pushed champions Clarence close but went down 2-1.
Madi Gilpin had a header cleared off the line before Zebras clinically dispatched two chances to establish a half-time lead.
Jess Robinson had already been denied by the keeper, shot just wide and headed against the bar before finally getting her goal from the penalty spot.
"It was a good second-half fightback from the girls and we were defensively sound for most of the game," reported co-coach Frank Compton.
"All eyes on Devonport next week."
Strikers drew 1-1 with South Hobart.
Four players scored braces as NORTHERN RANGERS picked up another big win in the Women's Northern Championship, 8-2 against Somerset.
Sisters-in-law Febey and Abbie Chugg, Moana Chamberlin and Jess Loft were the scorers for Stephen Pearce's side.
The LAUNCESTON CITY revival continued with a 4-2 win over Devonport.
Two goals for Rebecca Barrett were added to by Zali Kirkman and Darcie Reilly, making for a happy coach Barry Baker.
"It was a good game, especially in the second half," he said. "It's been a nice back half of the season. We're ending it quite nicely and showing good improvement every week which is good to see."
Ulverstone proved too strong for RIVERSIDE, winning 7-2 despite Chelsea Wing and Mia Findlay recording rare goals against the champions elect.
Olympic coach Jo Haezebrouck was realistic in defeat.
"You can clearly see they have Super League experience and just don't switch off," he said.
"We had some good patches during the game but the moment you switch off, you get punished. You have to play at high intensity level for 90 minutes which they did and we didn't."
LAUNCESTON UNITED were defeated 2-0 at Burnie.
In the men's competition, LAUNCESTON CITY went down 7-1 to Devonport which was rather unfair on keeper Ari Johnson, according to coach Justin Dyer.
"It was only 2-1 on 70 minutes and we were playing really well but then the extent of our injuries kicked in and they were just too good," he said.
Dan Roberts scored City's goal.
Liam Poulson scored both goals in RIVERSIDE OLYMPIC's 4-2 loss at Ulverstone while NORTHERN RANGERS also lost in the North-West, going down 3-0 at Somerset.
LAUNCESTON UNITED's result at Burnie was unavailable at the time of going to press.