Lahore: Barry’s outpaced Newage/Master Paints by 10-5 in the National Open Polo Championship for Quaid-e-Azam Gold Cup 2017 match while Ravi Autos beat Master Paints (Black) in the other match played here at the Lahore Polo Club ground on Tuesday.
Barry’s played superb polo and didn’t allow their opponents to play freely and won the match comfortable. Hamza Mawaz Khan and Raja Samiullah were heroes of the day for Barry’s as they struck four goals each to guide their side to an inspiring victory while their teammate George Meyrick converted two beautiful goals. From the losing side, Juan Cruz Losada hammered a hat-trick and Hissam Ali Hyder scored a brace but their team failed to win the crucial match.
The second match of the day was played between Master Paints (Black) and Ravi Autos, was a hard fought battle and extended to the 6thchukkur and finally won by the latter by 4-3. From Ravi Autos, Saqib Khan Khakwani and Guy Gibrat scored a brace each while from the losing side, Andres Crispo scored and Bilal Haye hit one.
The first and second chukker of the match remained goalless while Guy Gibrat slammed the first goal of the match in the third chukker to provide Ravi Autos 1-0 lead, which was doubled by Saqib. In the dying moments of the chukker, Bilal Haye struck one to reduce the deficit to 2-1.