LPC LAHORE: Newage/Guard Group outclassed Barry’s to qualify for the main final of the Master Paints Polo Cup 2018 while Diamond Paints defeated Army Whites to book berth in the subsidiary final here on Thursday at the Lahore Polo Club (LPC) ground.
Newage/Guard Group proved too hot for the Barry’s and thrashed them by 8-4½. Taimur Ali Malik, Alman Jalil Azam, Raja Arslan Najeeb and Salvador Ulloa banged in a brace each while from the losing side, Silvestre Garrose hammered a hat-trick and Jamil Barry converted one but their efforts proved futile in the end.
Saqib Khan Khakwani and Miguel Luis Duggan officiated the match as field umpires.
Earlier in the first match of the day, Diamond Paints outpaced Army Whites by 4½-3. Macos Araya emerged as star of the day from Diamond Paints as he thwarted two tremendous goals for the winning side while Mir Huzaifa and Mir Shoaib Ahmed contributed one goal apiece. From the losing side, Brig Zulfiqar, Ignasio Negri and Major Omer Minhas struck one goal apiece.
Hissam Ali Hyder and Mumtaz Abbas Niazi supervised the match as field umpires.
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