Battle Axe Polo Cup 2019: Polo D Sufi Wins; Dabboo Scores Quartet

LAHORE: Polo D Sufi defeated Diamond Paints/Guard Group by seven goals to six and a half in the Battle Axe Polo Cup 2019 match played at Cavalry Polo Ground.
Mumtaz Abbas Dabboo emerged as hero of the day for Polo D Sufi, as he scored a quartet for the winning the side while Raja Temur Nadeem converted the remaining three goals. From the losing side, which had two and a half goal handicap, Taimoor Ali Malik hammered a hat-trick and Mir Shoaib Ahmed struck one.
Battle Axe Polo Cup 2019
Battle Axe Polo Cup 2019 – Pakistan: With horses in beautiful galloping motion Polo D Sufi player Sufi M. Amir takes control of the ball with Mir Shoaib Ahmed of Diamond Paints/Guard Group team following – Courtesy: GPC

Diamond Paints/Guard Group started the match with a field goal by Mir Shoaib Ahmed to take 1-0 lead, which was soon equalized at by Raja Temur, who converted a 40-yard penalty to finish the first chukker at 1-1. The only goal of the second chukker came from Mumtaz Abbas, who fired in a fabulous field goal to give Sufi’s 2-1 edge.

The highly-charged third chukker saw Polo D Sufi fully dominating and pumping in fantastic four goals, which include a hat-trick by Mumtaz Abbas and a goal by Raja Temur as they managed to take a healthy 6-1 lead. One goal also came from Diamond Paints/Guard Group, when Taimoor Malik slammed in a field goal to finish the chukker at 6-2.

Raja Temur converted one more goal in the beginning of the fourth and last chukker to not only complete his own hat-trick but also help his side enhance their lead to 7-2. Taimoor Malik then started playing well and managed to pump in two tremendous goals to reduce the margin to 7-4. The score remained intact till the final whistle was blown and with two and a half goal handicap for Diamond Paints/Guard Group, the final score was seven goals to six and a half, declaring Polo D Sufi as winners.

Nicolas Ruiz Guinazu and Captain M. Humair Ghazi supervised the match as fiels umpires.

On 16th January – Thursday, PBG/Remounts will play against Diamond Paints/Guard Group.

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