Glenorchy's Centennial Season has come to an end, overwhelmed in the 1st Semi-Final by an impressive Launceston outfit in the KGV mud on Saturday.

Backing up from their brutal qualifying final the previous week, the Magpies resembled the walking wounded and couldn't keep pace with the Blues, who dominated around the ball and thoroughly earned a place in this Saturday's preliminary final.

Veterans Jaye Bowden and Josh Arnold stood tall on a difficult day to be named best afield for the home side, while teenage defenders Nathan Blowfield and Cam Goodsell were outstanding, belying their youth with composed displays under pressure.

Tim Butterworth, Ryan Banks-Smith, Liam Smith and John Geard could also hold their heads high, while Clinton French made the most of his opportunities to finish with two goals.

Glenorchy's TSLW side is still alive, however, and will take on Clarence this Saturday at 9.30am at Bellerive for a place in their third consecutive grand final.

Glenorchy 4.4.28 def by Launceston 12.16.88

French 2, Bowden, Smith
Best: Bowden, Arnold, Smith, Banks-Smith, Blowfield, Geard

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