THE SECOND DAY OF THE BHOPAL-PATAUDI CUP 2018 GAVE RISE TO SOME EXCITING MOMENTS. GET AN INSIGHT OF ALL THE MATCHES WITH LA POLO.
Delhi Polo Season is in full swing and the second day of the Bhopal-Pataudi Cup 2018 proves it well. The day witnessed three matches back to back, which took place at the AEC Ground No. II.
The first match began at 2:00 pm at AEC Ground No II between 61 Cavalry and Aravali Polo. The 61 Cavalry had Capt. Mritunjay Chauhan(-2), Mr. Akshay Malik(0), Lt. Col. Vishal Chauhan (+4) and Col. Ravi Rathore(+5) as the participants; while Aravali Polo had Mr. Rakesh Sharma(-2), Mr. Raghav Rao(+1), Mr. Angad Kalaan(+3) and Mr. Manolo Llorente(+6). 61 Cavalry Polo team played with +7 handicap and were awarded a 0.5 point lead before the match started. 61 Cavalry polo team played in black while Aravali Polo team were covered in Red and White. The umpires of the match were Basheer Ali and Pranav Kapur.
The match took unpredictable turns throughout, starting off with Aravali Polo at 0 while 61 Cavalry Polo team at 0.5. Manolo Llorente scored the first goal of the match helping Aravali Polo get in the front. The score was 1 – 0.5 when Col Ravi Rathore replied back with a goal for 61 Cavalry. It was an intense match but not many goals were scored in the first chukker. The score after the first chukker was 1.5 – 1 with 61 Cavalry Polo team in the lead.
The second chukker kicked off with a goal from Akshay Malik for 61 Cavalry Polo team. Aravali Polo replied back with a goal from Manolo Llorente. The score after Manolo Llorente’s goal was 2.5 – 2 with 61 Cavalry in the lead. The first half ended with another goal from Manolo Llorente. Aravali Polo team were in the lead after the first half. The score after the first half was 3 – 2.5.
Angad Kalaan opened the second half with a goal for Aravali Polo team. Manolo Lorente scored just after Angad Kalaan. Aravali Polo team were leading by 5 – 2.5. Col Ravi Rathore scored a goal for 61 Cavalry Polo team to end the third chukker. Aravali Polo team were leading by 5 – 3.5 after the third chukker.
Aravali Polo completely dominated the fourth chukker. 61 Cavalry polo team were not able to score a single goal in the fourth chukker. Manolo Llorente and Angad Kalaan scored a goal each to extend Aravali Polo’s lead. Aravali Polo won the match by 7 – 3.5.
Last minute goal gives LA Pegasus Polo Knights victory over ASC
After the tight match between the 61 Cavalry and Aravali Polo, it was time to get ready for the second match. The match got in action at AEC Ground No I at 3:00 pm where the participant teams were ASC and LA Pegasus Polo Knights. Team ASC compiled of Shamsheer Ali (+6), Sep Sunil Kumar(-2), Naveen Singh(+2), and Col. GS Pandher, SM (+2). The LA Pegasus Polo Knights had Mr. Ranshay Purohit(-2), Mr. Pratap Singh Kanota(+2), Cdr Akhil Sirohi(+3) and Mr. Dhruvpal Godara(+5). ASC Polo team wore black jerseys while LA Pegasus Polo Knights played in black. The umpires of the match were Angad Kalaan and Kuldeep Singh.
The first goal of the match was scored by Dhruvpal Godara for the LA Pegasus Polo Knights. ASC Polo team were not able to open their scoring account in the first chukker. The score was 1 – 0 when Dhruvpal Godara scored another one for LA Pegasus Polo Knights. After the first chukker, LA Pegasus Polo Knights were leading by 2 – 0.
Dhruvpal Godara scored again for LA Pegasus Polo knights. The score was 4 – 2 when GS Pandher scored a goal for ASC Polo team. Naveen Singh scored a follow through goal for ASC Polo team and helped them to level. The match was getting intense. Naveen Singh scored a goal to help ASC Polo team get in the front. Dhruvpal Godara scored a goal in the end minutes of the third chukker. The score after the third chukker was 5 – 5.
Dhruvpal Godara opened the fourth chukker with a goal for LA Pegasus Polo Knights. Naveen Singh replied back with a goal. Shamsheer Ali was forced to leave the field due to injury he got after he fell off the horse. The score was 6 – 6 when Dhruvpal Godara scored. Naveen Singh scored just after Dhruvpal’s goal. Dhruvpal Godara scored in the last minutes of the game to help LA Pegasus Polo Knights win by 8 – 7.
An easy victory for LA Pegasus Polo Titans
The third match started at 4:00 pm at AEC Ground No II. The match was battled between LA Pegasus Polo-Titans and World Cup. The LA Pegasus Polo-Titans composed the team with Mr. Hurr Ali(-2), Mr. Mitesh Mehta(+1), Mr. Siddhant Sharma(+4), and Mr. Samir Suhag(+5). The World Cup team, on the other hand, had Col Arjun Patil(+1), Mr. Amit Sangwan(+1), Mr. Deepak Udar(+1), and Cdr AP Singh(+2). LA Pegasus Polo Titans were covered in dark blue while World Cup Polo team played in light blue. Wold Cup Polo team were playing with a handicap of +5 and were given a lead of 1.5 points before the match started.
The match started on a score of 1.5 – 0. Mitesh Mehta scored the first goal of the match for LA Pegasus Polo titans. Sidhant Sharma scored just after Mitesh’s goal. The score was 2 – 1.5 when Arjun Patil scored the first goal for World Cup Polo team. Sidhant Sharma scored one to end the first chukker. The first chukker ended with LA Pegasus Polo Titans leading by 3 – 2.5.
Samir Suhag opened the scoring for the second chukker. Sidhant Sharma scored twice just after Samir Suhag’s goal. The score was 6 – 2.5 after Sidhant Sharma’s goals. World Cup Polo team were not able to score a goal in the second chukker. LA Pegasus Polo Titans extended their lead with Mitesh Mehta’s goals in the chukker. The first half ended on a score of 8 – 2.5 with LA Pegasus Polo Titans in the lead.
Samir Suhag opened the scoring for LA Pegasus Polo Titans in the second half. The score was 9 – 2.5 when Deepak Udar scored. The score after Deepak Udar’s goal was 9 – 3.5. Sidhant Sharma and Samir Suhag scored a goal each in the third chukker to extend LA Pegasus Polo Titans’ lead. LA Pegasus Polo Titans were leading by 11 – 3.5 after the third chukker.
Two goals were scored in the last chukker. Victory was confirmed for LA Pegasus Polo Titans. AP Singh scored a consolation goal for World Cup Polo team. The score was 11 – 4.5 when Samir Suhag scored a goal in the closing minutes. LA Pegasus Polo Titans were able to win the match easily by 12 -4.5