Albany Sharks continued their terrific start the 2021 Great Southern Football League season after holding off an inaccurate North Albany side by 18 points at Collingwood Park today to create another piece of history. The significant result is the first time the Sharks have beaten one of the three Albany-based clubs and is also the first time the club has won multiple league games in the same season. The 10.9 (69) to 6.15 (51) win is the club’s fourth victory since their league inception in 2012. The Sharks kicked four goals in the first term with the breeze to hold a 13-point advantage at the first change before the Kangas kicked 1.5 in the second to trim the deficit to 10 points at the main break. The game was broken open in the third as the Sharks piled on three unanswered goals, including prized recruit Brett Peake’s first, as they stretched their advantage to 31 points. The Kangas kicked three goals in a row to get back to within three goals in the last term but a second major from Jesse Barrett sealed the round two win for the Sharks. Barrett finished with three goals in the win while key defender Will Morris was very impressive, Robbie Lee provided plenty of drive and Vince Augustson was solid across half-back. Kangas skipper Regan Lloyd blanketed Peake when he was in the forward line while Jyrin Woods booted five goals in a lively display and Mitch Woods was reliable in defence. Reigning premiers Royals also remain undefeated after overrunning a brave Railways in a very physical contest at Centennial Stadium yesterday. The Lions trailed by three points at the final change but booted three goals to one in the last quarter to run out 13-point winners. The Tigers led at every change but lost a rotation in the second half with Joel Want injuring his quad. Matt Palfrey kicked two goals from four scoring shots in the first term to help the Tigers lead by 15 points at the first break before the Lions responded in the second kicking two goals to trim the margin to eight points. The third term was a high scoring affair with nine goals kicked, including two from Lions big man Stephen Beal as the Lions pulled the margin back to three points to set up a thrilling final quarter. The Lions produced a powerful final term to outlast the Tigers, 11.9 (75) to 9.8 (62). Jayson Ford (three goals) was very influential in the win along with Stephen Beal (three goals), Michael McGlade and Hamish McMorran. Athletic big man Sam Holmes returned to the Lions league team and kicked two goals. The Tigers were best served by ruckman Xavier Brenton-Reed, Logan Stubber and Craig Frost while Palfrey finished with 2.4. Meanwhile Denmark-Walpole recorded their first win of the season after surviving a late challenge from Mt Barker at McLean Park yesterday. Veteran forward Dionne Woods kicked two goals in the final term against his former side to seal victory for the home side after the Bulls had worked hard to trim the margin back to 12 points. The Magpies led by 20 points at three quarter time but the Bulls kicked a goal inside the first two minutes of the fourth to set up an exciting finish to the contest. However the class of ball magnet Jayden Woods and then the smarts of Dionne Woods inside the forward 50 ensured the Magpies would prevail by 17 points. Dionne Woods booted his fourth major to make the Bulls task almost insurmountable late in the final stanza and then he got on the end of some more good delivery to out mark opponent Cameron Quenby and go back and calmly slot his fifth to ice the game. The Bulls started the match strongly with three goals in the first quarter and kept the Magpies to just four points but the game turned in the second term. Jayden Woods was electric around the ball, his ability to break lines and create going forward was the reason the Magpies kicked six goals to nil and went into half time ahead by 24 points. Magpies skipper Alec Haskins pushed forward cleverly in the third term and kicked successive goals but the Bulls kept coming and they won the quarter in the end with midfielder Scott Price influential and Rhys Hogg. Despite a few nervous moments in the final term the home side held firm to win 12.12 (84) to 10.7 (67) and hand Alan Smallwood his first win as Magpies coach. Jayden Woods kicked a goal in each of the two halves and was superb for the winners while defensive pair Haskins and Ash Smith were also prominent. Scott Price won plenty of the ball in the midfield to be among the Bulls best players while Rhys Hogg, Sam Lehmann and Kyle Smith all toiled hard. Aaron Eades and Keegan Berry both finished with two majors for the Bulls.