Denmark-Walpole recorded consecutive wins on Saturday to all but secure a place in the top four and set up an exciting final fortnight against the top two teams in the Great Southern Football League. The Magpies broke the game against North Albany open in the third term, piling on seven goals to one for a resounding 57-point win, 16.11 (107) to 7.8 (50), at McLean Park in the Benno Napier Memorial Match. The Magpies’ sixth win of the season puts them two games and percentage clear of the fifth-placed Mt Barker ahead of their final two games of the regular season against Railways and Royals. Midfield star Jayden Woods, who was shadowed throughout the game by Harry Smith, came to life in the third term as he kicked two terrific goals to help his side open up a 57-point advantage by three-quarter-time. Jayden Woods was awarded the Benno Napier Memorial Match Medal, presented by Delwyn and Tony Napier in honour of their son Ben, who was a popular player with the Magpies. The Kangas challenged the home side for a brief period in the second term when they kicked two quick majors but the Magpies found another gear after the long break on their way to a comfortable triumph. The victory came at a cost, however, with Cody Bennell (calf), Brodie Reeve (hamstring), Tyler Stone (leg) and Jayden Woods (cork) all not finishing the game. Ryan Gaerth and Zane Marwick (two goals) were prolific in the midfield for the Magpies, while Ash Smith and Jarrod Brack were stand-outs in the back half with a host of intercept possessions. “Mathematically we can still miss out (on finals) so we’ve got to continue to perform,” Magpies coach Alan Smallwood said. “Our footy is getting better and I thought in the first, we played outstanding link-up football without getting the rewards. “We are under no illusions, however, that North Albany are not anywhere near full strength.” The Kangas went in without key young pair Rhori Williams-Jolley and Lachy Hansen, and turned the ball over regularly under pressure. Nathan Crudeli and Jyrin Woods, who were among their best contributors, kicked a goal each in the final stanza but they were no match for a more seasoned Magpies outfit. Captain Regan Lloyd was at his impassable best down back and Mitch Lenegan worked hard throughout but Kangas coach Leigh Hislop said their delivery into the forward line was poor. “We channelled the ball well but just don’t give our forwards enough supply,” he said. “I thought we were on top for the first five minutes of the third but we just don’t have a lot of experience in that midfield.” Darcy Norman’s season is likely to be over after suffering a nasty broken finger in the loss.