Midfield stars Cameron Allison, David Parker and Michael McGlade continued their strong start to the season as Royals chalked up their 30th straight victory this afternoon. The Lions were able to outstay a persistent North Albany outfit and remain undefeated after running out 61-point winners at Centennial Stadium to complete round four. A dominant six-goal second term was the catalyst for the Lions fourth win of the new season. Scores were level at quarter time but the reigning premiers found another gear in the second term as they piled on six unanswered goals. Full forward Rivah Bocian slotted three of those as the Lions opened up a 39-point lead at half time after holding the Kangas scoreless in the second. The Lions kicked the first two goals of the third stanza to be in full control but the Kangas came again as they booted three goals of their own term to trim the deficit to 32 points at the last change. The Kangas came out firing in the last quarter and goals to Nathan Crudeli and Jeff Fitzpatrick got them within four kicks of the lead. However as good teams do, the Lions stepped up to the challenge and kicked the next six goals to end any Kangas hope. McGlade, Parker and Allison (three goals) were instrumental through the middle while Bocian kicked four goals as the Lions stomed to a big win, 19.10 (124) to 9.9 (63). Nathan Crudeli worked hard for the Kangas along with Nick Barrow and Jyrin Woods kicked two majors but they were outclassed in crucial stages. Railways spoiled the party for Denmark-Walpole milestone man Simon Barker, the Tigers chalking up a third win of the season at McLean Park yesterday. Barker became just the second Magpie in history to play 150 league games and he had plenty of the footy early on as the home side kicked the first two goals from Tyler Stone and Jaden Guidi to lead by five points at quarter time. Matt Palfrey booted three goals in the second term as the Tigers wrestled back momentum and they extended their 14-point half time with three majors in the third stanza. Midfielders Jayden Woods and Jayden Scott were yellow carded in the third for wrestling but Palfrey added a fourth major as his side pushed their advantage to 30 points. The Magpies had ample opportunities in the final term to get themselves back into the contest but the kicked 1.6 and went down by 27 points in the end. Logan Stubber had 25 disposals and a goal in a best-afield performance while his older brother Bodhi Stubber controlled the back half and took countless intercept marks. Palfrey could have finished with a big bag but his radar was off-target kicking 4.7 from 25 touches but the Tigers ran out winners 10.16 (76) to 6.13 (49) over the Magpies. Dylan Schorer provided great hardness around the ball and Ethan Knee helped limit Magpies full forward Dionne Woods to just one goal. Jayden Woods had a dirty day with 17 disposals and received plenty of attention from the Tigers. The home side were best served by Tyler Stone who kicked two goals and was a real presence around the ball while Cody Kerr, Alec Haskins and Ryan Gaerth worked hard throughout. In yesterday’s other game Mt Barker claimed their first win of the 2021 season after pulling away from Albany in front of a passionate home crowd. Three unanswered goals in the final term sealed the 36-point victory for the Bulls and deliver new coach David Johnson his first win. However the day was soured for the Bulls with youngster Darcy Wallinger red carded for striking in the third term. After trailing by nine points at the first change, the Bulls found another gear in the final three quarters and piled on eleven goals to four as they finished 13.14 (92) to 7.14 (56) winners. The Sharks kicked three first quarter goals to lead at the opening break but former Shark Bryce Blaszkow kicked the first goal of the second term to trim the margin back to three points. The Bulls hit the front through Chris Marston before the Sharks hit back immediately with two goals in a row. The final three goals went the way of the Bulls however to give them an 11-point half time advantage. The Bulls kicked the first two goals after half time but Jackson Mason and Luke Mowaljarlai Jr added their second for the Sharks to ensure they stayed in the contest. Wallinger kicked a goal to make it 19 points just seconds before he was red carded for striking Alex Fry. The home side kicked three final term goals to secure their first win of the year. Blaszkow was solid for the winners along with Josh Price, Kyle Smith and Dylan Gowdie while Steven Scott kicked four goals on return. Cam Jones was everywhere for the Sharks while Ben Watson battled hard also and Robbie Lee provided plenty of drive.