It was another Friday of excellent of polo at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club with games between four teams – Ghantoot Polo against UAE and Abu Dhabi Polo played against Dubai Wolves. Ghantoot played fast and secured a 2-goal advantage at the end of the first chukker, having 4 goals to 2 with Juan Gris Zavaleta scoring 3 goals for the team. Ghantoot kept their advantage until the end of the second chukker. The UAE Polo team was able to take the lead by the third chukker with the goals delivered by Alejandro Muzzio and Tomas Panelo. The last two chukkers saw the teams neck and neck with goals flying in succession. The end of the fourth chukker saw UAE Polo team with a 1-goal lead from the team’s patron – Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The match concluded with a score of at 10 – 9 in favour of UAE Polo team.
Dubai Wolves saw themselves up against another strong contender of the Silver Cup 2019. The Abu Dhabi Polo took the lead from the young team all the way up to half time. The Dubai Wolves kicked it up with a series of goals during the last two chukkers from Manuel Crespo and the team’s patron, Habtoor Al Habtoor. However, the lead created by Abu Dhabi polo team at the onset of the match was enough to place the game on their favour in the end with 13 goals to 8.
GHANTOOT 9-10 UAE POLO
UAE Polo: HH Sheikah Maitha 0 (2 goals), Vizcacha Benoit 6, Tomás Panelo 4 (5), Alejandro Muzzio 8 (3). Total: 18.
Ghantoot: Yousef Bin Dismal 0 (1 goal), César Crespo 4, Juan Gris Zavaleta 8 (6), Martín Donovan 6 (2). Total: 18.
Score UAE Polo: 2-4, 3-5, 6-5, 7-8, 10-9.
ABU DHABI 13-8 WOLVES
Abu Dhabi: Faris Al Yabhouni 0 (3 goals), Guy Gibrat 5 (5), Alfredo Cappella 9 (5), Santi Gómez Romero 4. Total: 18.
Wolves: Habtoor Al Habtoor 1 (2 goals), Justo Cuitiño 3, Cacu Araya 7 (1), Manuel Crespo 7 (5). Total: 18.
Score Abu Dhabi: 4-0, 7-1, 11-2, 13-4, 13-8.
The Silver Cup will continue as follows:
Monday – Subsidiary Semifinals:
2pm: Abu Dhabi vs Mahra
4pm: Zedan vs Wolves
Tuesday – DUBAI SILVER CUP SEMIFINALS:
2pm: Ghantoot vs Desert Palm
4pm: Habtoor vs UAE Polo
THE DUBAI GOLD CUP SERIES IS STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series:
-Silver Cup (18-goal): January 25 – February 8.
-Polo Masters Cup (10-goal): February 10-15.
-Julius Baer Gold Cup (18-goal): February 18 – March 8.
-Dubai Challenge Cup (18-goal): March 15-30.
-Dubai Cup (8-goal): April 2-12.