Reigning premiers Royals Saints 1 are in the box seat to secure a finals double chance after a thumping 28-goal win over Railways 1 on Saturday afternoon. With three rounds to play in the Albany Netball Association A1 competition, Royals Saints two points clear of the second placed Bullets 1 and four ahead of Narrikup 1 who fill third spot. A commanding start set the tone for Royals Saints before a ruthless third term stitched up their eighth win of the season. Royals Saints led by four goals at quarter-time and that margin was 11 by half-time as the work of Sophie Loveridge and Nardia Humphries was telling. Railways were in need a big second half but their shooters were kept to just five goals as the Royals Saints’ defence of Georgia Edwards and Sienna Hepworth was resolute. The margin had grown to 21 goals by three-quarter time and Royals Saints were well on their way to a 55-27 victory. Railways fought hard in the fourth with eight goals but they simply couldn’t get enough supply into their attacking circle or contain their rivals at the opposite end. Summer Stirling was a strong four-quarter contributor at goal attack for the winners and she combined well with Charlotte Edwards, who spent three quarters at goal shooter. Jess Rintoul, Ksharna Coyne and Kim Williams battled hard for Railways but the loss dented their finals hopes, which are quickly fading. They only have one win and one draw from their past five matches and sit three points outside the top four. Bullets moved to second spot, continuing their terrific season with a tense five-goal win in round 11 over Narrikup. A 31-goal second half powered Bullets to their seventh win of the campaign, as they overcame a five-goal half-time deficit. Emily Gadean was on fire for Bullets as she netted 13 goals in the third stanza and then 11 in the final term as Bullets stormed home to win 54-49. Bullets led by four goals at quarter-time but Narrikup hit back, captain Rylee Davis scoring a perfect 12 goals in the second to help them snatch the advantage. With Lauren Lehmann and Madeleine Hammond and Melinda Gibson working strongly in mid-court though Bullets produced a superb last half. In the other round 11 fixture, Magpies 1 were too strong for Griffins 1, the result strengthening Magpies’ finals hopes. Magpies had skipped to a 12-goal lead by half-time and the game was effectively over after the third period with Magpies piling on 15 goals to seven. Griffins could only manage six goals in the fourth as they fell to a 52-26 loss and remain winless this season. The win gives the fourth-placed Magpies a three-point gap back to Railways and Kangas 1 who are in fifth and sixth respectively.