By Gonzalo Etcheverry
Habtoor defeated Bangash 11-7, in the second day of action of the Dubai Challenge Cup, the fourth tournament of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2017, held under the patronage of HH Sheik Maktoum Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
Mohammed Al Habtoor´s team played a great second half, with superstar Nicolás Pieres as their leading man on the way to a very well deserved win at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club.
After two even chukkers, Habtoor took a decisive three-goal advantage in the third chukker. From then on, the match belonged to Habtoor, despite Bangash’s efforts to close the gap.
Score Habtoor: 2-1, 5-4, 8-5, 11-6, 11-7
Habtoor: Nicolás Pieres 8, Juan Zubiaurre 2, Tomás Beresford 1
Bangash: Federico von Potovsky 3, Nicolás Corti Maderna 1, Horacio Fernández Llorente 1, Heider Bangash 1
The Dubai Challenge Cup will resume on Monday March 20 with a single match, Wolves vs. Abu Dhabi at 4,30pm.