FIRST WINS FOR MAHRA AND WOLVES IN THE COMPETITION
Mahra Polo and Wolves Polo achieved great victories in today’s double action day
for the McLaren Cup, the opening trophy of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2018, 18 goals handicap competition, at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club.
Mahra Polo defeated Bin Drai by a close 6.5 goal to 6 and Wolves Polo defeated UAE Polo by 10-7. So far all the teams have played in the tournament and all shown a competitive streak. In the first game of the day, the half goal handicap difference in favor of Mahra was decisive to win a very even match against Bin Drai. In their debut game for the McLaren Cup both teams showed a good performance and will be a tough opponent for the rest of the teams.
Score Mahra Polo: 1.5-1, 2.5-2, 5.5-3, 5.5-4, 6.5-6.
In the second match of the day, Wolves Polo achieved a great victory against UAE Polo by 10 goals to 7 with a performance that touched perfection. Wolves teamwork was the clue to defeat a really tough opponent like UAE Polo with 10 goaler superstar Polito Pieres in the team.
After a close first half, Wolves, patron Habtoor Al Habtoor’s team, raised the level to increase the gap to 3 goals in the beginning of the second half and despite of UAE Polo comeback in the fourth chukker (7-6) they achieved to control the actions and score three more goals in the last seven minutes of the match for the final 10-7 victory.
Score Wolves Polo: 3-2, 4-3, 7-4, 7-6, 10-7.
The McLaren Cup will continue next Thursday, 1st February with Habtoor Polo playing against Bin Drai Polo
at field 2 of the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club.