Saints alive – drop goal a win­ner

Central Leader - - Sport -

A last-minute drop goal se­cured a 23-22 victory for the Marist Saints against the Pa­pakura Sea Ea­gles in club rugby league’s Fox Memo­rial qual­i­fi­ca­tion se­ries on Satur­day.

The Ea­gles led 22-6 at one stage, be­fore the Saints fought back to tie up the game with sev­eral late tries, fol­lowed by the winning goal.

Mean­while the Mt Al­bert Lions con­tin­ued their dom­i­nant form, thrash­ing the Bay Roskill Vik­ings 64-4.

The Rich­mond Bull- dogs suf­fered a 24-8 de­feat at the hands of the Man­gere East Hawks, while the Pon­sonby Ponies lost 56-16 to the Otahuhu Leop­ards.

On Satur­day Mt Al­bert face North­cote at Fowlds Park, while Marist tackle Man­gere East at Mur- ray Hal­berg Park.

Pon­sonby host Glenora at Vic­to­ria Park, Rich­mond take on How­ick at Grey Lynn Park and Bay Roskill lock horns with Pa­pakura at Blockhouse Bay Re­serve.

All matches start at 2.30pm.

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