Lahore: Barry’s booked berth in the Shoe Planet Pakistan Polo Cup 2016 Final after outpacing Dollar East by 10-7 in the league match played here at the Lahore Polo Club (LPC) ground on Friday.
On the other hand, Dollar East qualified for the subsidiary final. Hero of the day ,Raja Samiullah ,was in sublime form and contributed fabulous five goals to his team’s triumph. Hamza Mawaz Khan played equally well scoring marvelous four goals while Taimur Mawaz Khan scored one. From the losing side, Andres Crispo played outstanding polo and hammered five goals and Omar Asjad Malhi thwarted two but despite their heroics, their team couldn’t win.
Barry’s were off to a flying start in this important match as they pumped in three goals , two by Hamza Mawaz Khan and one by Taimur Mawaz Khan , to finish the first chukker having 3-0 lead. The high-voltage second chukker saw total five goals coming from both the teams, as Barry’s slammed four goals and Dollar East scored two. This time high-flying Raja Samiullah opened his account by scoring a brace while Hamza also hit a brace to make it 7-0 . Omar Malhi and Andres Crispo also scored one goal apiece to finish the chukker at 7-2.
Brilliant performances by Dollar East players turned the tables in the third chukker and made the match highly interesting . Andres Crispo hammered a hat-trick for Barry’s while Omar Malhi scored one to reduce the margin to 7-6 . Few minutes later, two goals were again converted by Barry’s – both by Raja Samiullah – to finish the chukker at 9-6.
Both the teams fought well in the fourth and last chukker and scored one goal each. From Barry’s, it was once again hero of the day Raja Samiullah while from Dollar East, their star Andres Crispo hit the final goal of the match, to finish it at 10-7. Saqib Khan Khakwani and Azam Hayat Noon were field umpires.