A brilliant start has helped Narrikup 1 remain unbeaten in the 2022 Albany Netball Association A1 competition, downing Bullets in round five on Saturday. Narrikup have had two matches rescheduled because of COVID-19 and had a bye in the first five rounds but, they were 20-goal winners on Saturday. It’s their second win of the season, following their round-two triumph over Railways 1. On Saturday against Bullets, Narrikup produced an outstanding opening half as they set up their win with great feeds and clinical shooting. Mid-court star Kristie Slater along with Sian Lucas and Sara Banks provided great drive for their attacking pair Asha Wiegele and Daisy Stewart-Morgan. The duo helped themselves to 18 goals in the first term as Narrikup opened up a 10-goal advantage. With Erin Miller and Tina Mundy controlling defence and making life difficult for the Bullets shooting combination, Narrikup extended their advantage in the second period. They held Bullets to nine goals, while Wiegele was on fire at the other end hardly missing a shot, as her and Stewart-Morgan combined to net 14 goals. Narrikup led by 15 goals at half-time but Bullets fought back hard in the third as captain Jo Scott and youngster Charlotte Boreham worked tirelessly and the move to push Lauren Lehmann back to wing defence was effective. For all their efforts, though, Bullets were outscored by one goal in the period as Narrikup closed in on victory. In a high-scoring final term Narrikup continued to pressure their rivals and finished 58-38 winners as Wiegele in particular shone in the attacking circle. Lucas and Slater were both influential across four quarters and Mundy made some telling intercepts for the winners. Larissa Oliver and Grace Sandells toiled hard in defence for Bullets, while Lehmann and Kylie Scott worked hard in mid-court, but their side slumped to their fourth loss of the season. In the other round-five fixtures, reigning premiers Magpies 1 recorded back-to-back wins after taking care of Bethel 1. Magpies extended their advantage at every break on their way to a 17-goal win. Bethel trailed by just one goal at quarter-time but Magpies stamped their authority in the second to push the deficit to six. Magpies netted 13 goals in the third and had the same return in the fourth stanza as they ran out victors, 49-32. Railways came away with a tense four-goal win over Kangas 1 in the other match after a 16-goal final quarter. Trailing by three goals at the last change, Railways lifted considerably in the final term to notch their first win of the season with the 48-44 result.