Hamdan Aibak Polo Cup 2019: Day 1 – Diamond Paints/Newage and Barry’s Win
Diamond Paints/Newage Vs Olympia
In the first match of the day, Diamond Paints/Newage overpowered Olympia by six goals to three and a half.
Salvador Ulloa emerged as hero of the day as he scored a quartet for the winning side while Mir Huzaifa Ahmed banged in a brace. From the losing side, which had a half goal handicap, Nicolas Corti hammered all the three goals.
Diamond Paints/Newage were off to flying start as they struck two back-to-back goals to take 2-0 lead. Mir Huzaifa first fired in a field goal and then Salvador converted a spot penalty to double the lead.
Diamond Paints/Newage continued their good show in the second chukker as well as they smashed in two more goals to take a healthy 4-0 lead. Salvador was the player who completed his hat-trick by slamming in two more goals.
Salvador started the third chukker with another field goal to complete his four-goal haul and also give his side 5-0 edge. Olympia then showed some resistance and managed to convert two goals to reduce the margin to 5-2. Nicolas Corti was the player who fired in both the goals on 30 and 60 yard penalties.
Mir Huzaifa started the fourth and last chukker with a fabulous field goal to further enhance their lead to 6-2. In the dying moments of the match, Nicolas Corti scored one more to complete his hat-trick and also helped his side to reduce the deficit to 6-3. But this was all, they could get from the match as Diamond Paints/Newage won the match by six goals to three and a half.
Nicolas Scortichini and Martin Jhon Henry supervised the match as field umpires.
Barry’s Vs Master Paints Black
In the eight-chukker second match of the day, Barry’s took 7-5 1/2 lead against Master Paints Black. Bautista Bayuger played phenomenal polo and scored a quartet for the winning side while Raja Mikael Sami banged in a brace and Raja Samiullah struck one. The losing side, which had one and a half goal handicap, Matias Vial Parez hammered a hat-trick and Ahmed Ali Tiwana hit one.
Bautista fired in a field goal to provide not only a good start to Barry’s but also gave them 1-0 edge. Matias struck an equalizer for Master Paints Black to draw the score at 1-1.
Bautista continued his good show in the second chukker as well as struck another field goal to provide his side 2-1 lead. But Matias once again levelled the score at 2-2 when he converted a spot penalty successfully. Barry’s again took lead of 3-2 through a fantastic field goal by Raja Mikael.
Ahmed Tiwana started the third chukker by smashing in field goal to equalize the score at 3-3. Barry’s then started playing aggressive polo and managed to hammer a hat-trick to take a healthy 6-3 lead. Raja Mikael, Bautista and Raja Sami struck one goal apiece.
Bautista fired in a field goal in the beginning of the fourth and last chukker to further enhance their lead to 7-3. Matias then struck a field goal to finish the chukker at 7-4. With one and a half goal handicap, the final score was seven goals to five and a half in favour of Barry’s.
Nicolas Scortchini and Martin Jhon Henry officiated the match as field umpires.
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