LAHORE: Master Paints and AOS registered victories in the Aquafina Lahore Garrison Polo Championship 2019, a eight-goal tournament being organised by LPCC – Lahore Polo & Country Club, at the Fortress Stadium.
Master Paints Vs Barry’s
In the inaugural encounter of the tournament, Master Paints outscored Barry’s by 11-8.5. Mariano Regal displayed outstanding polo skills and techniques and fired in fantastic five goals while his teammates Mumtaz Abbas Dabboo struck fabulous four goals and Birthday Boy Farooq Amin Sufi contributed a beautiful brace in Master Paints’ victory. From the losing side, which had a half goal handicap advantage, Ernesto Trotz played well and converted five goals while Agha Musa, Omer Asjad Malhi and Nafees-ur-Rehman Barry hit one goal each.
Master Paints started the match well with a field goal to take 1-0 lead. But Barry’s bounced back well by hammering a hat-trick to gain 3-1 edge. Barry’s continued their good show in the second chukker by smashing two more goals to enhance their lead to 5-1 while Master Paints started playing agressive polo and succeeded in pumping in fantabulous five goals to take back slight 6-5 lead.
Master Paints maintained their supremacy in the third chukker as they added four more goals in their tally to strengthen their lead to 10-5. In the fourth and last chukker, although Barry’s prevailed over Master Paints by slamming in three goals against one by their opponents, yet their score too less to help them win the match, as Master Paints won it by 11-8.5.
AOS Vs Newage
In the second match of the day, AOS Polo Team defeated Newage by 6-4.5. from the winning side, Raja Samiullah cracked a classic quartet while his teammates Raja Jalal Arslan and Kian Hall hit one goal apiece. From the losing side, which had one and a half goal handicap advantage, Edward Banner Eve banged in a brace while Syed Turab Rizvi struck one goal.
AOS Polo Team opened their account by converting a 30-yard penalty to take 1-0 lead, which couldn’t last long as Newage fired in a field goal to equalise the score at 1-1. AOS then played superb polo and thrashed two back-to-back goals to gain 3-1 edge. AOS prevailed over Newage in the third chukker as well as they converted two goals against one by Newage to stretch their lead to 5-2 lead.
No goal was scored in the third chukker while in the fourth and last chukker, Newage converted one to reduce the margin to 5-3 while AOS added one more in their tally to finish the match at 6-3. With one and a half goal handicap advantage for Newage, the final score was 6-4.5 in favour of AOS.
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