Reigning premiers Royals have moved a step closer to securing a top-two finish, scoring a comfortable five-goal win over North Albany at Tigerland on Friday. The Lions are two games and significant percentage clear of Albany in third place and are only one win adrift of ladder-leaders Railways with four rounds to play. A strong opening half set up the Lions’ fifth win of the season as they booted four unanswered goals to open up a 31-point buffer. The Kangas were kept scoreless until three-quarter-time and despite creating more chances in their front half in the final term, they couldn’t kick a major. The Lions were unable to kick a goal after half-time, but the efforts of Kathryn Jennings across half back, Renae Parsons around the contest, and Tahlia Scott helped their side finish comfortable 20-point winners. Claire Hard bagged two goals and Kylie Douglas also worked hard as the Lions won 4.8 (32) to 0.2 (2). Kate Minter, Nardia Humphries and Ashlyn Gardner played well for the Kangas. Railways kept their perfect season in tact after a comfortable 34-point win over the winless Mt Barker in the second game of the doubleheader at Tigerland. The home side kicked goals in every quarter as Tayla Volker, Darcy Ward and Ksharna Coyne were named among the best players in the 5.4 (34) to nil result. Ivy Parsons was everywhere for the Bulls while Joanne Porteous and Mikayla Richardson toiled hard. The Sharks marched to a third win of 2020 as they kept rivals Denmark-Walpole scoreless at Centennial Stadium. After a scoreless first term the Sharks broke the drought in the second and extended a six-point half time lead into a 15-point win. Alethea Ball and Stephanie Grant kicked the Sharks two goals as Bethany Rainbow and Dana De Bunnetat were strong contributors for the winners while Kelly Flett and Jorja Williamson impressed for the Magpies.