Saeed Uz Zaman Memorial Polo Cup 2018: PBG/Remounts Take Lead
LAHORE: PBG/Remounts took edge of seven and half goals to six against Polo D Sufi in the eight-chukker match of the Maj. Gen. Saeed Uz Zaman Memorial Polo Cup 2018 played here at Fortress Stadium.
For PBG/Remounts, which had one and half goal handicap advantage, Nicolas Ruiz Guinazu hammered a hat-trick while Lt Col Rabnawaz Tiwana struck two goals and Capt Muhammad Humair Ghazi contributed one. From Polo D Sufi, Raja Temur Nadeem scored a quartet while Ahmed Ali Tiwana and Sufi Muhammad Amir converted one goal apiece.
Polo D Sufi opened their account through a field goal by Raja Temur to take 1-0 lead but PBG/Remounts bounced back well and struck two goals to take 2-1 edge. Lt Col Rabnawaz banged in a brace for PBG.
The second chukker was evenly poised as both the sides scored two goal apiece. Raja Temur and Ahmed Ali converted one goal each for Polo D Sufi to get 3-2 lead but Capt Humair and Nicolas struck one goal each to give back 4-3 lead to PBG.
The third chukker saw both the sides scoring one goal each with PBG still enjoying 5-4 lead. Raja Temur hit one for Sufi and Nicolas for PBG.
In the fourth and last chukker, Nicolas added one more in PBG tally to enhance the lead to 6-4. Polo D Sufi fought back well and thwarted two back-to-back goals – one each by Raja Temur and Sufi Amir – to square the things at 6-6. With one and half goal handicap advantage, PBG/Remounts got the lead of seven and half goal to six.
On Friday – 28th December the following matches will be played:
- Remaining four chukkers will be played between Polo D Sufi and PBG/Remounts to complete the eight-chukker match.
- Other match at 3pm between Master Paints and Newage/Diamond Paints.
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