Ponies rear up for vi­tal vic­tory on weekend

Auckland City Harbour News - - SPORT - By BEN ROGERS

Pon­sonby Ponies have notched up their 13th win of the sea­son down­ing Sub­urbs 28-17 at the weekend.

Shad­bolt Park played host to the 14th round clash of the Alan McEvoy Tro­phy.

The tenth place Sub­urbs man­aged to keep the Ponies try­less in the first half and went into the break ahead 9-3.

Af­ter the break the Ponies turned things around and ran in three tries while Sub­urbs could only man­age one.

Pon­sonby’s Tom Wi­ley scored the first try of the match with Waha Waitohi and Te­vita Hu­fanga also touch­ing down.

The match wasn’t with­out con­tro­versy as ref­eree Kyle Har­ris dished out five yel­low cards, two go­ing to Pon­sonby and three handed to Sub­urbs.

The Ponies re­main in sec­ond place on the com­pe­ti­tion lad­der with 52 points while ta­ble top­pers Univer­sity sit on 59, a fair way ahead of the pack.

This weekend Pon­sonby will get the chance to close the gap as they host the lead­ers at Western Springs Sta­dium.

Univer­sity have only lost once this sea­son and are com­ing off the back of a one point vic­tory over Paku­ranga at the weekend. Both sides will be des­per­ate to get the com­pe­ti­tion points which should make for an ex­cit­ing en­counter.

Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Touch­down: Waha Waitohi scores a try for Pon­sonby dur­ing their 28-17 win over Sub­urbs.

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