Ponies beaten

Auckland City Harbour News - - Sport - By Scott Morgan

A spir­ited per­for­mance by Pon­sonby Ponies against Te Atatu wasn’t enough to lift them up the Fox pre­lim­i­nary league se­ries ta­ble on Satur­day.

The Ponies went down 40-22 to the west Auck­land club at Jack Colvin Park, af­ter push­ing Rich­mond hard dur­ing their 3416 loss in the pre­vi­ous round.

At the other end of the ta­ble, Mt Al­bert re­main un­beaten af­ter thump­ing Paku­ranga 70-4 at Ti Rakau Park.

And Marist con­tin­ued their steady climb up the ta­ble at Murray Hal­berg Park, de­feat­ing highly-rated East Coast Bays 28-10.

Rich­mond suf­fered at the hands of North­cote, los­ing 68-6 at Birken­head War Me­mo­rial, while Bay Roskill were on the re­ceiv­ing end of an 88-4 hid­ing from Otahuhu at Block­house Bay.

This week Mt Al­bert host Rich­mond at Fowlds Park, Marist clash with Eller­slie at Murray Hal­berg Park, Pon­sonby tackle East Coast Bays at Vic­to­ria Park and Bay Roskill play Pa­pakura at Block­house Bay.

All matches start at 2.30pm.

Photo: BEN CAMP­BELL

Driv­ing for­ward: Pon­sonby’s Se­fesi Fainu at­tempts to break the tackle of Te Atatu’s Ben Pi­tone, left, and Lau­taimi Malaitai in their Fox pre­lim­i­nary league match at Jack Colvin Park on Satur­day.

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