Clear win sets Ponies up

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A sweep­ing vic­tory over the Navy North Shore Dol­phins has given the Pon­sonby Ponies a shot at com­pet­ing in the rugby league fi­nals of the Man­dron Ma­sonry Phelan Shield.

The Pon­sonby team face a sea­son-defin­ing match against the Paku­ranga Jaguars this week­end at Vic­to­ria Park.

A vic­tory over the Jaguars will see the Ponies leapfrog their op­po­nents into fourth place with only three rounds re­main­ing be­fore the fi­nals se­ries be­gins.

Of those last three rounds, the Ponies will al­most cer­tainly pick up four com­pe­ti­tion points be­fore they face lead­ers Mt Welling­ton in the fi­nal match of the round- robin fix­tures.

The Ponies hosted the Dol­phins at their home ground of Vic­to­ria Park for their must-win fix­ture on June 22.

Play­ing on their home ground be­fore their sup­port­ers in bad weather seemed to be a dis­tinct ad­van­tage to the Ponies who were never re­ally threat­ened and ran out clear win­ners 36-24.

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