North Albany tuned up for this week’s preliminary finals with a come-from-behind win over Albany at Collingwood Park on Friday night. For the second week in a row the Kangas had to dig deep as they reeled in the deficit and went on to win their fifth game of the season. In the round 10 fixture the Kangas started well in the opening term and kicked the first goal of the game, but the Sharks hit back with two goals of their own in the second quarter. The Sharks led by five points going into the last half but the home side rallied with two majors in the third and then defended well among plenty of pressure in the final stanza to record a four-point win. The Kangas went scoreless in the final term but were able to absorb the Sharks’ pressure as the visitors kicked three behinds to go down 2.4 (16) to 3.2 (20). Louise Quartermaine led from the front for the winners while Anita Onions, Lily Minter and Mabel Markey figured prominently. The Sharks were best served by Amy Walker, Stephanie Del Borrello, Felicity Puls and Marlee Ashton as their season came to an end. In the later fixture at Collingwood Park, Railways cruised to a 48-point win over bottom team Mt Barker. The Tigers, who finished the regular season atop the ladder, kicked three goals in the second and third quarters on their way to a ninth win of the season. Kanisha Bennell (three goals) and Stefanie Boyle (two) were the major goal kickers for the Tigers as they won 7.8 (50) to 0.2 (2). Kathryn Slattery continued her impressive season for the winners and was well supported by Boyle, Ella Scamozzi and Laura Cinanni. Kaitlin Eades, Saige Askevold, Sarah Eisenberg and Nicole Smith were named in the Bulls’ best players as their season came to an end without a win. Meanwhile, Royals will take plenty of momentum into the preliminary finals after beating Denmark-Walpole at McLean Park on Friday. The Lions notched a hard-fought 13-point win over the Magpies, who they now meet again this week, but with a spot in the grand final on the line. The second term was the decisive period in the game as the visitors kicked two goals to open up a handy 17-point buffer by half-time. Gracie Gibson kicked two goals as the Lions won 3.7 (25) to 2.0 (12) with Sophie Loveridge, Hayley Ashboth, Elizabeth Pattinson and Krystal Prunster all playing vital roles in the result. The Magpies’ two goals came in the second half and they were best served by Jane Devenport, Rebecca MacDonald, Megan Ross and Kris Henwood-Wimpenny.