Sohail Ali

LAHORE, 02 Dec — Master Paints, Barry’s and Newage recorded victories in the Maj Gen Saeed uz Zaman Memorial Polo Cup 2020 matches played here at the Jinnah Polo and Country Club (JP&CC) field.

Marcos Panelo’s excellent eight goals sent Master Paints to a convincing 11-7 victory in the first game of the day.

Both teams started the game and fought well against each other until the third chukker, but Master Paints made the difference in the fourth and final chukker to win the game in amazing style.

In addition to the heroic deeds of Marcos Panelo, Raja Jalal Arslan, Bilal Haye and Farooq also made Amin Sufi their contributions with one goal each.

From the losing side, Guy Gibrat played well and shot in four goals while Mustafa Aziz, Shah Shamyl Alam and Abdul Rehman Monnoo hit one goal kick.

The second game of the day was a thriller, where Barry, after a tough battle, managed to beat Remounts with a very close lead of 6-5 and also make their way to the semifinals.

Hamza Mawaz Khan and Ernesto Oscar Trotz were the stars of the day for Barry’s, as both not only displayed high quality polo skills, but also tremendous three goals each in their team’s total, to help their team overcome the thriller to win 6-5. From the losing side, Kian Hall hammered a hat-trick while Jamie Le Hardy hit a prop, but their efforts failed to bear fruit.

In the third and final game of the day, Newage Cables won 7 1 / 2-6 against Platinum Homes.

Edward Banner Eve was the man whose five-goal kick made the difference in the match and his team, which had a half-goal lead, led to a huge triumph.

His teammates Alman Jalil Azam and Syed Aun Rizvi also played well and each conceded one goal. From the losing side, Amirreza Behboudi cracked a foursome and Agha Musa and Ahmed Bilal Riaz hit one goal, but their efforts were ultimately useless.

Tomorrow (Thursday) three matches of two chukkers under three teams – Remounts, Imperial Hydroponics and AOS – will be played under American system at 13:00 at Pakistan Park Cavalry Ground, while the teams of Pricemeter.pk/ are in the Fortress Stadium. BN Polo, Platinum Homes and Armored Corps Risala will also perform against each other under the US system at 3pm.

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