Honda Polo Cup 2019: Day 2 – EN EM Estate and Barry’s Move Ahead
LAHORE: EN EM Estate and Barry’s registered victories in the Honda Polo Cup 2019 matches played at Lahore Polo Club ground.
EN EM Estate Vs Olympia/Momin Ghee
In the first match of the day, EN EM Estate outpaced by 6-2. Bilal Haye was top scorer for the winning side, which had two goals handicap, as he struck two goals while Agha Musa Ali Khan and Omar Asjad Malhi contributed with one goal apiece. From the losing side, Ahmed Zubair Butt and Nicolas Corti scored one goal each.
Agha Musa started the match with a field goal to five EN EM Estate 1-0 lead in the first chukker while Bilal Haye doubled the lead in the second chukker by converting a 30-yard penalty successfully. The only goal of the third chukker was slammed in by Olympia/Momin Ghee when Nicolas fired in a field goal to make it 2-1.
The charged-up fourth and last chukker saw EN EM Estate scoring two goals as against one by Olympia to make it 4-2. Omar Malhi and Bilal Haye pumped in one goal each for EN EM Estate while Ahmed Zubair struck one for Olympia. When the final whistle was blown, the score was 4-2 while with two goals handicap for EN EM Estate, they won the match by 6-2.
In the second match of the day, Barry’s beat Newage/Diamond Paints by 8-5. George Meyrick emerged as hero of the day for Barry’s as he hammered seven out of eight goals scored by his team so far. The remaining one goal was converted by Raja Mikael Sami. From the losing side, Salvador Ulloa and Hissam Ali Hyder banged in a brace each while Shah Shamyl Alam hit one goal.
Barry’s Vs Newage
Barry’s opened their account through two back-to-back goals by George Meyrick to have 2-0 lead. Newage bounced back well in the second chukker by banging in a brace – one each by Shah Shamyl and Salvador – to level the score at 2-2. Barry’s then took 3-2 lead through George Meyrick but the lead couldn’t last long as Salvador again equalized the score at 3-3. George then fired in a field goal to finish the chukker with Barry’s having 4-3 lead.
In the third chukker, Hissam replaced injured Salvador and made an impressive entry as he converted a 60-yard penalty to square the things at 4-4. Barry’s then fought back well by smashing in two back-to-back goals – both by George – to take 6-4 edge once again.
In the fourth and last chukker, Hissam once again displayed quality polo and added one goal in his team’s tally to reduce the margin to 6-5. Barry’s once again made a strong comeback and pumped in two consecutive goals to finish the chukker having 8-5 lead, thus won the match by 8-5.