Clear win sets Ponies up
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.