Bench spot at best for Pondeljak

February 23, 2008
By Philip Henderson
Central Coast remain confident Tom Pondeljak can have an impact in Sunday's A-League grand final despite the key midfielder being rated next to no chance of starting against Newcastle.Pondeljak, who has been sidelined with an inflamed knee for the best part of two weeks, will have to pass a final fitness test on Sunday morning to take part in the decider.But coach Lawrie McKinna said the 32-year-old was virtually no chance of starting, with the Mariners not wanting to take a punt on having a gingerly ...

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