Catch up on the biggest results from across Tasmanian football, with a full list of scores from around the state below.

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North West Football League Women’s

After a dominant season that saw them remain undefeated throughout, Ulverstone claimed the NWFLW premiership with a 45-point grand final win over Wynyard. It was a fitting result after such an impressive campaign, and they controlled the game from start to finish to see off the 2020 preimers in comfortable fashion. The Cats did open the game well and stole an early goal, with Charlie Vandenberg earning a 50 metre penalty and converting in the opening quarter. That would be their only score of the game, though, as the Robins grabbed the momentum and never let it slip. They booted two goals in each of the first and second terms to build a decisive lead, and three more unanswered majors in the third essentially ended the contest before the final change. They still didn’t let up before the final siren, though, with their relentless pressure helping them to keep Wynyard at bay until the final siren. Candice Belbin was named best on ground after impressing through the midfield, and fellow young gun Amy Bissett led them in attack with four goals. That capped off a memorable day for the Robins after they had earlier claimed the Youth Girls flag with a tight win over Wynyard.

 

Circular Head Football Association

Scotchtown won their way into this week’s CHFA decider with a comfortable 61-point win over Irishtown. Scotchtown were on the front foot from the opening bounce and did plenty of attacking early, but some sloppy conversion kept Irishtown in the contest. They could manage just two goals and six behinds, and as a result Irishtown were able to keep the margin at ten points at quarter-time. Scotchtown continued to press hard in the second term, though, and they found their reward with four unanswered goals leading into the main break. With Irishtown held scoreless, the margin ballooned to 36 points at half-time and the game threatened to slip out of reach. Irishtown did manage to bounce back somewhat in the third term, hitting the scoreboard with two goals, but they were unable to slow down Scotchtown who pulled further away. The lead continued to grow through the final term and the game ended in a comfortable win for Scotchtown to move them into the grand final. Heron led the way for the winners with five goals, with Tuxworth named as their best. They will now face Redpa in the decider this weekend.

 

Northern Tasmanian Football Association Women’s

Launceston have earned a place in the NTFAW grand final and a week’s rest after a six-point win over Old Scotch in the first semi-final. Launceston enjoyed an undefeated home and away season, and they looked certain to continue that streak when they burst out of the blocks against Old Scotch. They kicked two early goals in quick succession, and after keeping Old Scotch scoreless they took a 13-point lead into quarter-time. Some heavy rain early in the second term didn’t put a dampener on the contest, and Old Scotch began to claw their way back into the contest. Kara Hennessy kicked their first goal of the game, but that was the only major they could muster in the term despite some much-improved play. They carried those improvements into the second half and Hennessy again kicked the only goal of the quarter, closing the margin to just one point at the final change. While Old Scotch equalised twice in the final term they couldn’t convert to give themselves the lead, and a late goal for Launceston proved to be the difference at the final siren. Molly Clark, Meg Radford and Madison Shaw all kicked one goal apiece for the winners, with Hennessy the only multiple goalkicker on the day. Launceston star Kelsie Hill was named as her side’s best.

The second semi-final was a low-scoring affair, with Old Launcestonians sneaking past Scottsdale and surviving another week. Both sides struggled to move the ball forward in the first term, but Marlia Richardson Green took her chance and kicked the only goal of the quarter to give OL an early lead. They would kick the only score of the second term, a behind, despite some improved Scottsdale attacking, and that gave them a seven-point lead at the main break. Both teams battled hard in the third but couldn’t make any headway, with a scoreless quarter leaving the result still in the balance at three-quarter time. Both teams produced one scoring shot apiece in the last quarter, and while Scottsdale couldn’t convert theirs, Ashlea Mawer found space inside 50 and slotted her shot to seal the game for OL. Dana Lester was named as their best player in the win, while Maggie Cuthbertson was the standout for the Magpies.

King Island Football Association

North are into the KIFA grand final after defeating a short-handed Currie side by 70 points. The two teams played out a close contest a week prior, with North winning that game by nine points. Currie came into the finals missing some key players and they found themselves kicking into the wind in the first quarter. North made all of the attacking play early and kicked out to a lead, but they left goals on the table with some missed opportunities. That left the door open for Currie to hit back with the wind in the second, but while they were able to kick three goals in the quarter North still managed four of their own to pull away further. They piled on the pain in the third term, adding six goals in quick succession to effectively end the contest before the final change. Currie continued to battle manfully right up until the final siren, kicking two goals in the last term, but North proved to be far too strong in an impressive win. Richard Sutton led the way with four goals, with both Jeramy Summers and Ned Hunter kicking three of their own. They will now face Grassy in the grand final this weekend.

 

Darwin Football Association

Queenstown stormed into the DFA grand final in a fortnight’s time with a clinical 53-point win over Somerset. The ladder-leading Crows entered the game as favourites and they started the stronger of the two teams, but a handful of missed opportunities in the first quarter kept the game close. They kicked two goals and five behinds to the first break, and Somerset added a goal of their own to keep the margin at ten points. The class of the Crows began to shine through in the second, though, as they piled on four goals to one in the second to push that margin out to 30 at half-time. The Kangaroos refused to give in and fought back hard as the second half began, and they kicked the first two goals after the restart to draw closer. Queenstown weren’t to be denied, though, as they booted the next three majors before adding three more in the final term to blow the Kangaroos away. Michael Keogh was named as the best player for the Crows, with Alex Dilger close behind with a four-goal haul on the day. They will now enjoy a week off before the grand final, while Somerset will need to win in next week’s preliminary final if they want to play in the decider.

Natone earned their place in the preliminary final in thrilling fashion, holding off Yeoman to win by four points. Yeoman entered the game as the higher-ranked team in the home and away season, and they started strongly with five first-quarter goals to Natone’s two. The Magpies evened the ledger in the second term, though, kicking five goals of their own to trail by just two points at the main break. Three goals apiece in the third saw the two teams enter the last term dead even on the scoreboard, and it was a back-and-forth sprint to the finish line from there. Yeoman pulled away to a 14-point lead early in the final term, but they were dealt a big blow when Trent Neilson-Lane left the game with a leg injury and couldn’t return. That opened the door for Natone, and they surged ahead with four consecutive goals. While Yeoman pulled one goal back late they couldn’t edge back in front before the final siren, leaving Natone to move on to the preliminary final. Brayden Hayes finished with three goals for the Magpies, while Yeoman were led by Tyler Dell with four majors.

 

Old Scholars Football Association

St Virgils broke a ten-year finals drought and earned a place in the OSFA grand final with a 20-point win over OHA. The Saints finished the home and away season on top of the ladder and they started sharply here, kicking three goals in the first term to take a 14-point lead into quarter-time. OHA had plenty of chances to hit back early in the second term but failed to convert, and they were left to rue those chances as Hutchins added the first two goals of the quarter. The Ships steadied from there and the ball flew from end to end through the remainder of the half, with the Saints taking an 11-point lead into the main break. The goal-for-goal action continued early in the third, but St Virgils broke away late to lead by 27 points late in the term and 21 at the final change. Goals from Trent Standen and Gabriel Chambers brought the margin back to nine point, but the Saints steadied with majors from Jaye Bowden and Jake Cox and built a match-winning lead. Cox and Luke Potter kicked four goals each in the win, with Rhys Mott named as best on ground for the Saints. They will now look ahead to the grand final in a fortnight’s time, while OHA will need to win in next week’s preliminary final to keep their season alive.

DOSA will join them in the preliminary final after holding off a fast-finishing Hutchins team and claiming a 15-point win. The Roosters got away to a flying start with the first three goals of the game, two of them from Braden Barwick, but Hutchins hit back with two goals of their own in quick succession. By quarter-time both sides had booted five majors, and DOSA led by just a single point. A stunning second term of football saw DOSA burst away once again, as they kicked seven goals to two in the quarter and led by 31 at the long break. They continued to pile on the pain after the restart, with four unanswered goals in the third term moving them 54 points ahead and into a seemingly unassailable position. Hutchins had other ideas, though, as they roared to life in the last quarter and almost stole ahead. Will Burgess and Henry Johnstone kicked two goals apiece as part of a six-goal-to-none quarter, but that proved to be too little, too late as DOSA defended grimly and held on to win. Defender Fin Lapham was their best on the day, while Barwick was outstanding with seven goals in attack.

 

Northern Tasmanian Football Association Premier Division

It was a defensive slog and a hard-fought battle, but Longford prevailed in the NTFA Premier Division qualifying final with a 16-point win over Rocherlea. The first quarter saw the ball largely stuck in the midfield as both sides struggled to find any forward momentum. Rocherlea kicked the only goal of the term to take a narrow lead into the first change, but Longford doubled their efforts in the second and locked the ball inside their forward half for long stretches. They managed two goals to one for the quarter to sneak ahead by two points at half-time, and when Cameron Gard booted his second of the day to start the third term they looked set to pull away. Rocherlea were up for the fight, though, and they kicked the next goal before a free kick from a scuffle handed them another and the lead. That would be their last score of the game, though, as Longford emerged from the three-quarter time huddle on a mission and stormed home. Three consecutive goals saw them pull away and take a decisive lead, giving them an important win in the premiership race. They will now take on South Launceston for a place in the grand final, with Rocherlea needing to win every game from here on to keep their season alive.

In the elimination final, Bracknell proved to be far too strong for Deloraine in a 64-point win. The two sides were separated by just one win on the ladder, and they looked very even through the first quarter as neither could pull away. Bracknell kicked the only goal of the quarter to take an early lead, with Deloraine producing five scoring shots but converting none. They were left to rue those missed opportunities in the second term as the Redlegs used a strong wind to their advantage and piled on five goals to one. That gave them a 34-point lead at half-time, and they pulled further away in the second as they held the Kangaroos goalless. With five goals of their own Bracknell eased further and further ahead, eventually claiming a very impressive win and advancing to next week’s semi-final against Rocherlea. Jackson Chorley was named as Bracknell’s best, with Matthew Dennis booting three goals in the win.

 

North West Football Association

It was slated as a blockbuster clash between the NWFA’s top two sides, but Forth started quickly and never looked back en route to a 58-point semi-final win over Motton Preston. The Magpies burst out of the blocks with three goals in the first term, and they could have been even further ahead with a handful of opportunities missed. Their defence was impenetrable and held the Demons goalless in the quarter, and while the visitors did hit the scoreboard with two majors in the second Forth added three more of their own to take a 27-point advantage into half-time. They carried that momentum through the main break and continued to dominate, adding four goals in both of the third and fourth terms to cruise to a comfortable win. Kory Eastwood and Glen Spencer were the best for the Magpies, while Hamish Shaw led the way in attack with three goals. Forth will now wait to find out their opponent in the grand final, while Motton Preston will need a win next week to advance to the decider.

They will face Sheffield in this week’s preliminary final after the Robins cruised past Wesley Vale, winning by 76 points in the other semi-final. An even first quarter saw Sheffield claim a slight advantage, kicking three goals to two to edge ahead at the first break. They started to put their foot down in a four-goal second quarter, and they only got better from there in an impressive second half display. Four more majors in the third gave them a near-unassailable lead at the final break, and they piled on seven goals in the fourth to send an ominous warning to their upcoming opponents. Jake Freshney continued his strong season with seven goals, while Josh Kelly was named as Sheffield’s best.

 

ALL THE SCORES

Scores provided by David Ingram.

 

STATE-WIDE

BUPA TASMANIAN STATE LEAGUE (TSL) – Round 21 (Final Round)

North Launceston 15.17 (107) def. Glenorchy 5.6 (36) – At UTAS Stadium, Launceston

Clarence 12.14 (86) def. North Hobart 7.9 (51) – At North Hobart Oval

Launceston 17.15 (117) def. Lauderdale 5.4 (34) – At Windsor Park, Launceston

BYE: Kingborough

CRIPPS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

North Launceston 13.12 (90) def. Glenorchy 5.5 (35)

Clarence 17.17 (119) def. North Hobart 7.3 (45)

Launceston 18.17 (125) def. Lauderdale 1.3 (9)

UNDER-18s (Southern Tasmanian Junior Football League)

North Launceston 9.18 (72) def. Glenorchy 5.9 (39)

Clarence 12.10 (82) def. North Hobart 2.9 (21)

Launceston 3.7 (25) def. Lauderdale 1.7 (13)

NEXT WEEK       1st SEMI FINALS                Clarence vs Kingborough (Seniors)

North Launceston vs Glenorchy (Development League)

Lauderdale vs North Launceston (U18s)

 

2nd SEMI FINALS               Launceston vs North Launceston (Seniors)

Launceston vs Clarence (Development League)

Clarence vs Launceston (U18s)

 

SOUTH

SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE (SFL) – Round 18 (Final Round)

Cygnet 22.12 (144) def. New Norfolk 9.9 (63) – At Boyer Oval, New Norfolk

Dodges Ferry 16.18 (114) def. Sorell 6.12 (48) – At Pembroke Park, Sorell

Huonville 14.10 (94) def. Lindisfarne 11.7 (73) – At Huonville Oval

Hobart 16.7 (103) def. Brighton 8.8 (56) – At TCA Ground, Hobart

BYE: Claremont

RESERVES

New Norfolk 6.8 (44) def. Cygnet 4.11 (35)

Dodges Ferry 12.8 (80) def. Sorell 6.4 (40)

Huonville 5.6 (36) def. Lindisfarne 4.10 (34)

Hobart 15.9 (99) def. Brighton 7.4 (46)

COLTS

Hobart 13.12 (90) def. New Norfolk 2.6 (18)

Southern Storm 19.20 (134) def. Sorell 1.0 (6)

Huonville 6.4 (40) def. Lindisfarne 5.9 (39)

NEXT WEEK       QUALIFYING FINALS                      Huonville vs Lindisfarne (Seniors)

Huonville vs New Norfolk (Reserves)

Hobart vs Huonville (Colts)

 

ELIMINATION FINALS                   Dodges Ferry vs New Norfolk (Seniors)

Dodges Ferry vs Hobart (Reserves)

Lindisfarne vs New Norfolk (Colts)

 

SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE WOMENS (SFLW) DIVISION ONE (Final Round)

Clarence 7.12 (54) def. Claremont Black 5.3 (33) – At Abbotsfield Park, Claremont (Friday)

Kingborough 4.7 (31) def. South-East Suns Orange 0.3 (3) – At Kingston Twin Ovals (Friday)

Glenorchy 9.7 (61) def. North Hobart 7.6 (48) – At North Hobart Oval

DIVISION TWO

The Port 6.6 (42) def. Lindisfarne 6.3 (39) – At Cygnet Oval (Friday)

Huonville 5.5 (35) def. Brighton 3.4 (22) – At Huonville Oval

University 7.8 (50) def. Lauderdale 4.6 (30) – At SkyBus Oval, Lauderdale

DIVISION THREE

OHA 2.3 (15) def. St. Virgil’s 1.5 (11) – At New Town Oval

BYE: Claremont White, Hutchins, New Norfolk, South-East Suns Grey

NEXT WEEK       1st SEMI FINALS                Claremont Black vs North Hobart (Division 1)

The Port vs Lauderdale (Division 2)

Claremont White vs New Norfolk (Division 3)

 

2nd SEMI FINALS               Glenorchy vs Clarence (Division 1)

University vs Lindisfarne (Division 2)

Hutchins vs St. Virgil’s (Division 3)

 

OLD SCHOLARS FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (OSFA)

1st Semi Final: DOSA 16.10 (106) def. Hutchins 13.13 (91) – At TCA Ground, Hobart (Sunday)

2nd Semi Final: St. Virgil’s 13.14 (92) def. OHA 10.12 (72) – At New Town Oval

RESERVES

1st Semi Final: St. Virgil’s 9.9 (63) def. DOSA 3.5 (23)

2nd Semi Final: Hutchins 8.11 (59) def. University 8.8 (56)

NEXT WEEK       PRELIMINARY FINALS     OHA vs DOSA (Seniors)

University vs St. Virgil’s (Reserves)

 

NORTH-WEST

NORTH-WEST FOOTBALL LEAGUE (NWFL) – Round 19

Devonport 13.12 (90) def. Wynyard 3.5 (23) – At Devonport Oval

Penguin 13.11 (89) def. Ulverstone 8.2 (50) – At Dial Road Oval, Penguin

Latrobe 12.6 (78) def. Burnie 9.14 (68) – At Latrobe Oval

RESERVES

Devonport 12.6 (78) def. Wynyard 3.4 (22)

Penguin 19.15 (129) def. Ulverstone 1.4 (10)

Latrobe 13.13 (91) def. Burnie 4.3 (27)

UNDER-18s

Devonport 9.10 (64) def. Wynyard 6.5 (41)

Ulverstone 6.7 (43) def. Penguin 5.7 (37)

Burnie 10.3 (63) def. Latrobe 6.7 (43)

 

NORTH-WEST FOOTBALL LEAGUE WOMENS (NWFLW)

2021 NWFLW Grand Final: Ulverstone 8.3 (51) def. Wynyard 1.0 (6) – At Girdlestone Park, East Devonport (Friday)

Best on Ground: Candice Belbin (Ulverstone)

 

CIRCULAR HEAD FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (CHFA) – PRELIMINARY FINAL

Seniors: Scotchtown 13.10 (88) def. Irishtown 4.3 (27) – At Stanley Football Ground

Reserves: Redpa 5.0 (30) def. Irishtown 3.3 (21)

NEXT WEEK       2021 CHFA GRAND FINAL            Redpa vs Scotchtown (Both Grades)

 

DARWIN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (DFA)

1st Semi Final: Natone 14.9 (93) def. Yeoman 13.11 (89) – At Wivenhoe Showgrounds, Burnie*

2nd Semi Final: Queenstown 12.17 (89) def. Somerset 5.6 (36)

*Congratulations to Peter Fulton (Yeoman) who kicked his 100th goal for the season.

RESERVES

1st Semi Final: South Burnie 13.7 (85) def. Yolla 4.12 (36)

2nd Semi Final: Somerset 8.4 (52) def. Queenstown 6.12 (48)

NEXT WEEK       PRELIMINARY FINALS     Somerset vs Natone (Seniors)

Queenstown vs South Burnie (Reserves)

 

KING ISLAND FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (KIFA) – SEMI FINAL

Seniors: North 17.15 (117) def. Currie 7.5 (47)

Juniors: North 7.7 (49) def. Currie 5.7 (37)

NEXT WEEK       2021 KIFA GRAND FINAL              Grassy vs North

 

NORTH-WESTERN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (NWFA)

1st Semi Final: Sheffield 19.14 (128) def. Wesley Vale 7.9 (51) – At Maidstone Park, Spreyton (Sunday)

2nd Semi Final: Forth 14.13 (97) def. Motton-Preston 5.10 (40) – At Maidstone Park, Spreyton

RESERVES

1st Semi Final: Sheffield 16.9 (105) def. Wesley Vale 10.13 (73)

2nd Semi Final: Forth 15.11 (101) def. Motton-Preston 6.5 (41)

NEXT WEEK       PRELIMINARY FINALS     Motton-Preston vs Sheffield (Both Grades)

 

NORTH

NORTHERN TASMANIAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (NTFA) PREMIER DIVISION

Qualifying Final: Longford 6.9 (45) def. Rocherlea 4.5 (29) – At Longford Oval

Elimination Final: Bracknell 11.14 (80) def. Deloraine 1.10 (16) – At Bracknell Football Ground (Sunday)

RESERVES

Qualifying Final: Longford 12.8 (80) def. Bracknell 7.5 (47)

Elimination Final: Bridgenorth 2.9 (21) def. Rocherlea 2.3 (15)

UNDER-18s

Qualifying Final: Longford 6.13 (49) def. Bridgenorth 2.5 (17)

Elimination Final: George Town 4.11 (35) def. Deloraine 3.8 (26)

NEXT WEEK       1st SEMI FINALS               Rocherlea vs Bracknell (Seniors)

Bracknell vs Bridgenorth (Reserves)

Bridgenorth vs George Town (U18s)

2nd SEMI FINALS               South Launceston vs Longford (All Grades)

 

NORTHERN TASMANIAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (NTFA) DIVISION ONE

1st Semi Final: East Coast Swans 8.13 (61) def. Old Scotch 7.9 (51) – At Invermay Park (Sunday)

2nd Semi Final: Lilydale 16.9 (105) def. Old Launcestonians 4.12 (36) – At Invermay Park

RESERVES

1st Semi Final: Old Launcestonians 7.8 (50) def. Old Scotch 3.6 (24)

2nd Semi Final: Lilydale 7.8 (50) def. St. Patrick’s 6.5 (41)

NEXT WEEK       PRELIMINARY FINALS     Old Launcestonians vs East Coast Swans (Seniors)

St. Patrick’s vs Old Launcestonians (Reserves)

 

NORTHERN TASMANIAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION WOMENS (NTFAW)

1st Semi Final: Old Launcestonians 2.2 (14) def. Scottsdale 0.2 (2) – At Invermay Park (Sunday)

2nd Semi Final: Launceston 3.4 (22) def. Old Scotch 2.4 (16) – At Invermay Park

NEXT WEEK       PRELIMINARY FINAL       Old Scotch vs Old Launcestonians