Honda Polo Cup 2019: Day 1 – Master Paints Black & Master Paints/Guard Group Win
In the first match of the day, Master Paints Black outlasted EN EM Estate by nine goals to four and a half.
Jami Li Hardi played outstanding polo and emerged as hero of the day for Master Paints Black as he fired in fabulous five goals while Raja Temur Nadeem and Sufi M Haroon banged in a brace each. From the losing side, which had two and a half goal handicap, Bilal Haye and Mumtaz Abbas Niazi scored one goal each.
Right from the beginning, both the sides launched a series of attack on each other’s goal but they failed to score big. But in the dying moment of the first chukker, Master Paints Black opened their account through a spot penalty, converted superbly by Jami Li to finish the chukker having 1-0 lead.
The highly-charged second chukker saw total dominance of Master Paints Black, who pumped in fantastic five goals – two each by Raja Temur and Sufi Haroon and one by Jami Li – to take a healthy 6-1 lead.
Mastet Paints Black maintained their supremacy in the third chukker as they banged in a brace through Jami Li to further enhance their lead to 8-0. They added one more in their tally through Jami, who also completed his five-goal haul, to take unassailable 9-0 lead. EN EM Estate made their presence felt in the dying moments of the match when they managed to slam in two goals – one each by Bilal Haye and Mumtaz Abbas – to finish the match at 9-2. With two and a half goal handicap for EN EM Estate, Master Paints Black won the match by nine goals to four and a half.
It was all alone Losada, who smashed in all the three goals scored in the third chukker so far, as first he converted a 30-yard penalty and then fired in two field goals to give his side 3-2 edge.
The third was also dominated by Master Paints/Guard Group, who pumped in three goals against one by Barry’s. It was once again Losada, who hammered a hat-trick to complete his seven-goal haul and also enhanced his team’s lead to 7-2 while Raja Mikael struck one for Barry’s to make it 7-3. When the final whistle was blown, Master Paints/Guard Group were enjoying 7-3 lead, thus emerged as winners of the match.
- Olympia/Momin Ghee will play against EN EM Estate in the first match at 2:00 pm.
- In the second match at 3:00 pm, Newage/Diamond Paints will vie against Barry’s.