Win proves a bonus for Ponsonby
But he says there’s no room for complacency at this time of the season.
“We want to be first or at worst second so we get a home quarter-final,” he says.
Jackson says he is particularly impressed with try-scoring wing Tony Wood, who has dotted down in many of Grammar Carlton’s games this season, including the match against University.
“He’s a young guy who suffered from injury and ill-health last year,” he says.
“He’s having an outstanding season and he comes from Waiheke, so he’s pretty committed,” Jackson says.
Meanwhile Te Papapa-Mt Wellington’s chances of making the top eight took a hit after they were upset 36-29 by Otahuhu at Hamlin Park.
And Eden-Roskill were outclassed by Teachers Eastern 29-18 at Gribblehirst Park.
This Saturday Grammar Carlton face Suburbs at Avondale Racecourse while EdenRoskill visit University at Colin Maiden Park.
In other action Te Papapa-Mt Wellington clash with Papatoetoe at Kingswood Reserve and Ponsonby host East Tamaki at Western Springs.
All matches start at 2.45pm.