LAHORE: AOS Polo Team, FG Polo Team and BN Polo Team carved out contrastive triumphs in their respective matches of the Diamond Paints Polo Cup for Champions Trophy 2020 played at the Lahore Polo Club ground.
The first match of the day proved to be a thrilling encounter as AOS Polo Team edged out Master Paints Black by just a half goal margin as they won the match by 5.5-5.
Master Paints Black dominated the first chukker by thrashing two back-to-back goals to gain 2-0 lead. They also added a hat-trick of goals in their tally in the second chukker to enhance their lead to 5-0 while AOS, which had a half goal handicap advantage, scored one goal to reduce the margin to 5-1.5.
It was all that Master Paints Black could get from the match as AOS bounced back in great style and dominated rest of the match as first they smashed in two back-to-back goals in the third chukker to further reduce the margin to 5-3.5 and then pumped in two more goals in the fourth and last chukker to win the match by a very close margin of 5.5-5.
In the second match of the day, FG Polo Team played superb polo and outscored Master Paints by 6-2. Tom Brodie emerged as hero of the day as he cracked a quartet in FG Polo Team’s triumph while his teammate Maj (R) Haseeb Minhas banged in a brace. From Master Paints, Mariano Regal and Abdul Rehman Monnoo struck one goal apiece.
In the third and last match of the day, BN Polo Team played well against Jubilee Life and thumped them by 6-4.5. Eulogio Celestino and Raja Mikael Sami displayed high-quality polo for BN banged in a brace each in BN’s victory while Babar Naseem and Saqib Khan Khakwani contributed with one goal each. From Jubilee Life, all the four goals were converted by Edward Banner Eve but his efforts proved futile in the end, as his side has to face 4.5-6 defeat.