Queens Cup – Day 8

Thai Polo (rec 1 goal)  13 – 8 Park Place Vaara at Flemish Farm

Thai Polo (rec 1 goal) delivered an impressive performance on the Castle Ground at Flemish Farm today to secure their second win of this tournament. They outclassed their higher handicapped opponents Park Place Vaara from the first whistle and kept their cool to win the game 13-8. They had previously impressed with their four-man polo and today it reaped results. They were 6-4 up at half-time and continued to power ahead in the second half.  Park Place Vaara failed to score at all in the fourth, while Thai Polo had a commanding 11-5 lead going into the final, sixth chukka. It was at this moment that Park Place Vaara decided to get back into this game a little with Juan Britos and Hilario Ulloa showing their more usual flair, but it was too little, too late. Thai Polo’s confidence was at an all-time high and when Ned Hine produced an impressive run down the field to score Thai’s 13th goal there was no doubt which team was coming  out best in this contest. Incredibly Park Place Vaara are still looking for their first win and they will need to retune somewhat  if they are to win their final match, against the on-form Les Lions/Great Oaks next Wednesday.

Park Place 17 –  13 Polo Stud Schockemohle (rec 4 goals) on The Duke’s Ground

Park Place fared better this afternoon than their sister team, playing their third match of the tournament on The Duke’s Ground at Guards Polo Club. Yes on paper Park Place were the stronger team, Polo Stud Schockemohle received four goals on handicap, but Andrey Borodin’s team delivered a clinical performance on how to win a polo match. They were already 8-6 up after two chukkas and continued to fire through goals until the sixth when, not surprisingly they took their foot off the gas a little. They were 17-9 up on the scoreboard! In fact Facundo and Gonzalito Pieres made goal scoring look easy. With Will Harper showing great confidence too, executing several successful runs to goal and Andrey Borodin adding to his team’s tally, this was a masterclass in polo. Park Place looked almost invincible. Juan Gris Zavaleta and Patrick Maleitzke worked hard to keep Polo Stud Schockemohle in the game but they had few answers to Park Place’s brilliance this afternoon.

Next matches

Friday 7 August

12noon                 Monterosso Polo Team v Next Generation

3pm                       Les Lions / Great Oaks v Scone Polo

Both games are available to watch live via Guards-TV

Photos – Images of Polo

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