Close shave for vic­to­ri­ous Pon­sonby

Central Leader - - Sport -

Tight matches were the or­der of the day dur­ing the open­ing round of the Alan McEvoy premier club rugby com­pe­ti­tion on Satur­day.

De­fend­ing champs Pon­sonby were pushed to the limit by Waitem­ata in a re­peat of last year’s grand fi­nal, even­tu­ally winning 26-20.

Gram­mar Carl­ton came away with a hard­fought 18-13 win against Col­lege Ri­fles, while Eden Roskill sneaked home 16-13 against Sub­urbs.

And a late surge from Te Pa­papa-Mt Welling­ton wasn’t enough.

They went down 23-12 to Uni­ver­sity af­ter trail­ing 13-0 at half-time.

Next week Pon­sonby will host Teach­ers East­ern at West­ern Springs while Gram­mar Carl­ton will take on Waitakere City at Waitakere Sta­dium.

Eden-Roskill clash with Waitem­ata at Waitem­ata Park and Te Pa­papa-Mt Welling­ton face East Ta­maki at East Ta­maki Do­main.

All matches start at 2.45pm.

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