LAHORE-Price Meter.PK and AOS carved out contrastive victories in the Newage Cables Lahore Garrison Polo Championship 2020 matches played here at the Jinnah Polo and Country Club (JP&CC) on Wednesday.
In the first match of the day, Price Meter.PK outpaced Platinum Homes/Guard Group by 11-7. From the winning side, Mannuel Carranza emerged as top scorer with superb six goals while the remaining contribution came from Raja Taimur Nadeem and Sufi Muhammad Haroon – both slammed in two goals each. From the losing side, the major contribution came from Taimoor Ali Malik, who cracked a quartet, while Amirreza Behboudi struck the remaining three goals.
Platinum Homes/Guard Group started the match well by firing in a field goal but Price Meter.PK then made a good comeback and thrashed two back-to-back goals to take 2-1 lead. They continued their good show in the second chukker by cracking a quartet against two goals by Platinum Homes to stretch their lead to 6-3. Spain plans to extend Military Agreement with US
Price Meter.PK maintained their supremacy in the third chukker as well by playing superbly and adding three more goals in their tally to make it 9-3 but Platinum Homes also made their presence felt and thrashed two back-to-back goals to reduce the margin to 9-5. The fourth and last chukker was evenly poised as both the sides struck two goals each to make it 11-7. No further goal was scored and Price Meter.PK won the match 11-7.
The second match of the day saw AOS team carving out a close 7½-6 victory over Barry’s. Shah Shamyl Alam played key role in AOS triumph with his tremendous three-goal haul while Guy Gibrat banged in a brace and Ahmed Zubair Butt struck one from the winning side, which had one and a half goal handicap advantage. From the losing side, Rulo Trotz hammered a hat-trick while Hamza Mawaz struck two and Leena Barry one goal.
The encounter between AOS and Barry’s proved to be nail-biting one as both matched fire-with-fire till the end and it was one and a half goal handicap advantage, which helped AOS win the encounter 7½-6. Barry’s though started the match well and took 3-0 lead by scoring one and two goals in the first and second chukker respectively, yet AOS made a tremendous comeback in the third one, hammering a hat-trick of goals to level the score at 3-all. Ankara didn’t coordinate idea of deploying Turkish Peacekeepers in Karabakh with any stakeholders: Russia
The highly-charged fourth chukker saw both the sides smashing in three goals each to make it 6-all and it was one and a half goal handicap advantage, which provided AOS 7½-6 triumph. Today (Thursday) at Fortress Stadium, Polo D will compete against FG Polo/Diamond Paints at 2:15 pm while Master Paints will play against Newage Cables at 3:15 pm.