Another exciting double action day at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club was held today for the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018. Desert Palm defeated Bin Drai by 9 goals to 8 and Mahra beat Habtoor Polo in extra chukker 10 goals to 9. They were two very close matches, played with a lot of intensity and suspense till the very end.
In the opening game Desert Palm played a great second half to turn over a match that was really complicated. Patron Rashid Albwardy´s team achieved to reduce a two goal gap and score a 3-0 in the fourth chukker and finished the great work in the last seven minutes for a 9 goals to 8 victory that keeps them with chances to qualify for the next round.
Desert Palm: Rashid Albwardy 2, Jeta Castagnola 4 (5 goals), Bartolito Castagnola 6 (2), Santiago Laborde 6 (2). Total: 18.
Bin Drai: Rashid Bin Drai 1, Andrés Laplacette 4, Matías Torres Zavaleta 7 (3 goals), Rauli Laplacette 6 (5). Total: 18.
Score Desert Palm: 1-1, 2-3, 4-6, 8-6, 9-8.
In the second match of the day, Mahra won the “derby” against Habtoor Polo in OT by 10 goals to 9 with Jerónimo del Carril scoring the winning goal for patron Rashid Al Habtoor´s team that gives them a secure place in the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup 2018. It was a very tough match, even in actions and score. Chances were equal and anyone could have won, but it was that great action by Del Carril after winning the first OT throw-in that made the difference and gave Mahra the victory.
Mahra: Rashid Al Habtoor 1 (1 goal), Benjamín Urquiza 5, Isidro Strada 6 (4), Jero del Carril 6 (5). Total: 18.
Habtoor Polo: Mohammed Al Habtoor 0 (2 goals), Fran Elizalde 8 (1), Jack Hyde 4 (1), Bautista Ortiz de Urbina 6 (5). Total: 18.
Score Mahra: 1-2, 3-5, 6-6, 7-8, 9-9, 10-9.
The Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018 will resume on Monday at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club with the last qualification matches for Zone A:
2pm: Zedan vs Wolves
4pm: UAE Polo vs Abu Dhabi
Desert Palm vs Bin Drai
Mahra vs Habtoor Polo
Socials & Around The Field
All matches of the Dubai Gold Cup Series 2018 will be streamed live on Pololine TV via Polocam.
JULIUS BAER GOLD CUP: Fixture & Teams