Albury remain outside the top four despite a 49-7 win over CSU at Beres Ellwood Oval on Saturday.
The Steamers scored 49 unanswered points to take the comprehensive victory but didn't make much ground of their rivals.
They are now in fifth place, only two points behind Wagga City but five clear of Tumut after their 22-15 loss at Leeton.
The Bulls missed their chance after conceding a late try against the Phantoms.
It only adds to the important of their clash against the Steamers at Jarrah Oval next week.
Meanwhile winless Reddies tackle Waratahs.