LAHORE: On Day 3 of Aquafina Lahore Garrison Polo Championship 2019, two matches were played at the LP&CC ground.
Master Paints Black outpaced Diamond Paints
Master Paints Black outpaced Diamond Paints by 10-5 to qualify for the main final of the .
Ahmed Ali Tiwana emerged as star of the day by cracking a classic quartet while Manuel Eduardo Carranza contributed with a hat-trick, Sufi Muhammad Amir a brace and Ahmed Zubair Butt a goal.
From Diamond Paints, Hissam Ali Hyder and Mir Huzaifa Ahmed banged in a brace each while Mir Shoaib Ahmed struck one. Master Paints Black scored the only goal of the first chukker to have 1-0 lead. Master Paints maintained their supremacy in the second chukker as well as they added three more goals in their tally to gain 4-0 edge while Diamond Paints thrashed two back-to-back goals to reduce the margin to 4-2.
The third chukker was identical to the second one as Master Paints Black hammered another hat-trick against a brace by Diamond Paints to take 7-4 lead. In the fourth and last chukker, Diamond Paints contributed one more to reduce the deficit to 7-5 while Master Paints hammered another hat-trick to win the match by 10-5.
Artema Medical/Black Horse Paints Vs Monnoo Polo
Earlier in the first match of the day, Artema Medical/Black Horse Paints defeated Monnoo Polo by 8-7. Kian Hall was top scorer from the winning side, which had two goals handicap advantage, while Ahmed Bilal Riaz converted one goal.
From the losing side, Ghulam Mustafa Monnoo hammered a hat-trick while Babar Monnoo and Amirreza Behboudi banged in a brace each. Monnoo Polo were off to flying start as they converted three back-to-back goals to have 3-0 lead while Artema Medical/Black Horse Paints struck one to reduce the margin to 3-1. Monnoo Polo prevailed over Artema Medical in the second chukker as they added two more goals in their tally against one by Artema Medical to gain 5-2 lead.
Artema Medical/Black Horse hammered a hat-trick of goals in the third chukker to level the score at 5-5 while Monnoo Polo hit one to get back 6-5 lead. In the fourth and last chukker, both the teams converted one goal each with Monnoo Polo earning 7-6 lead. With two goals handicap advantage, Artema Medical/Black Horse won the match 8-7 and qualified for the subsidiary final against Newage.
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