Remington Pharma and Barry’s registered victories in the Polo for Peace Cup to qualify for the main and subsidiary finals at the Lahore Polo Club.
Remington Pharma and Barry’s registered victories in the Polo for Peace Cup to qualify for the main and subsidiary finals, respectively at the Lahore Polo Club.
A superb six-goal showing by Saqib Khan helped Remington Pharma thrash Master Paints 9-2½ as the former reached the main final. Lt Col Omer Minhas contributed two goals while Taimur Ali Malik added one for the winners.
From Master Paints, which had a half goal handicap advantage, Bilal Haye struck both the goals. Remington started the match with a field goal by Saqib to take 1-0 lead, which couldn’t last long as Bilal Haye made it 1-1.
In the dying moments of the first chukker, Saqib slammed in another field goal to provide his side 2-1 lead. Master Paints started the second chukker well by scoring an equalizer through Bilal Haye to make it 2-2.
Remington then dominated the remaining match and smashed in seven more goals – two each in second and third chukkers and three goals in fourth chukker – to finish the match having healthy 9-2 lead. Remington team patron Basel Faisal Khokhar said his side has worked really hard to reach the final.
“It is a great feeling to enter the final. Polo is lifestyle sport and my father Dr Faisal Qadeer Khokhar is also passionate polo player. I hope our team will win the title.” Remington team patron Basel Faisal Khokhar said.
Meanwhile, Barry’s beat Diamond Paints by seven 7 1/2-5.
Agha Musa hammered a hat-trick for Barry’s while he was ably assisted by Omer Malhi and Jameel Barry, who scored two goals apiece. From the losing side, Adnan Jalil Azam smashed a hat-trick while Mir Huzaifa added two.