LAHORE: PBG/S&R and Barry’s registered victories in the Hamdan Polo Cup for Lahore Open Polo Championship 2019 after beating their respective opponents in the matches played here at Lahore Polo Club ground on Thursday.
In the first match of the day, PBG/S&R outpaced Black Horse Paints/Artema Medical by 8-5. Tom Brodie was top scorer from the winning side with a quartet while Adil Waheed hammered a hat-trick and Lt Col Rab Nawaz Tiwana hit one. From the losing side, Ahmed Bilal Riaz thrashed four goals while Hamza Mawaz Khan hit one.
PBG/S&R started the match in great style as they hammered a hat-trick of goals to take a healthy 3-0 head in the first chukker. They converted one more goal in the second chukker to make it 4-0. Black Horse then fought back well and banged in a brace to reduce the margin to 4-2. PBG/S&R continued their dominance in the third chukker as they hit another hat-trick to stretch their lead to 7-2. Black Horse made a good comeback and slammed in a hat-trick to reduce the margin to 7-5 but in the dying moments of the match, PBG/S&R converted one more to win the match 8-5.
In the second match of the day, Barry’s beat Diamond Paints by 7-5. From the winning side, Ernesto Trotz fired in fantastic five goals while Agha Musa Ali Khan and Omer Asjad Malhi hit one goal apiece. From the losing side, Jack William Stuart Hyder and Mir Shoaib Ahmed banged in a brace and Mir Huzaifa Ahmed struck one. Diamond Paints opened their account with a field goal to take 1-0 lead, which couldn’t last long as Barry’s bounced back in style and banged in a brace to have 2-1 edge. The second chukker saw Barry’s converting three goals against two by Diamond Paints to enjoy 5-3 lead. Diamond Paints fought back well in the third chukker and struck two goals while Barry’s thrashed one to have 6-5 lead. Barry’s hit another goal in the fourth and last chukker to win the match 7-5.