LAHORE: BN Polo Team and Newage won their respective matches of the Battle Axe Polo Cup 2020 to qualify for the subsidiary final at the LP&CC ground.
In the first match of the day, BN Polo Team edged out Platinum Homes by 7-6.5. From the winning side, Eulogio Celestino cracked a quartet while Ahmed Zubair Butt converted two and Saqib Khan Khakwani one goal. From the losing side, which had a half goal handicap advantage, Amirreza Behboudi hammered a hat-trick while Ghulam Mustafa Monnoo banged in a brace and Muhammad Junaid hit one goal. With this victory, BN Polo Team qualified for the subsidiary final.
Two-chukker matches were played among the three losing sides of Pool B where after tough battle:
Newage managed to make way to the subsidiary final.
In the first two-chukker match, Artema Medical/Black Horse Paints defeated Zacky Farms by a narrow margin of 4-3.5. From Artema Medical, all the four goals were scored by Hamza Mawaz Khan while from Zacky Farms, which had a half goal handicap, Hashim Kamal Agha struck two and Hamza Khan one goal.
The match between Newage and Zacky Farms ended in a 3-3 draw. From Newage, Edward Banner Eve, Adnan Jalil Azam and Raja Taimur Nadeem thrashed one goal apiece while from Zacky Farms, which had one goal handicap, Hashim Kamal Agha and Saqib Raheem struck one goal apiece.
In the third and last match of Pool B, Newage beat Artema Medical/Black Horse Paints by 3-1.5. From Newage, Raja Taimur Nadeem converted two goals and Adnan Jalil Azam hit one.
With the victory in the third match, Newage qualified for the subsidiary final, which will be contested between Newage and BN Polo Team on Sunday. 26th January at LP&CC grounds at 1:00 pm.