9 Stitches/Hesketh took a narrow 6-5 win over Bhansali/Dubai SS and earned the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club January League, following the final that took place on Friday January 15, at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club, in Dubai.
Maxi Malacalza tied at 5-all in the fourth chukka, to send the match into OT. Halfway in extra chukka, Tomás Iriarte scored the winning goal for his team.
Score 9 Stitches/Hesketh: 3-1, 4-2, 5-4, 5-5, 6-5.
Meanwhile, the Subsidiary went to Farrington Polo, who defeated El Bahsa/YS by a 7 a 5.5 score.
Score Farrington: 2-2.5, 5-2.5, 5-4.5, 7-5.5
Al Habtoor Vice President and CEO, Mohammed Al Habtoor, presented the MVP award to Tomás Iriarte, and the blanket to the BPP, Gloria, ridden by Sebastian Dawnay.
The tournament saw four teams up to 6 goals compete.
AHPRC JANUARY LEAGUE 2021 – TEAMS:
9 Stitches/Hesketh: Eclear -1, Lauren Dickson -1, Tomás Palacios 3, Tomás Iriarte 4. Total: 5.
Bhansali/Dubai SS: Ali Alsuboosi -1, Rishi Bhansali 0, Sebastian Dawnay 3, Maxi Malacalza 3. Total: 5.
El Basha/YS: Yassen Shansal -1, Hani Jabshe -1, Alejandro Gowland 2, Justo Cuitiño 3. Total: 3.
Farrington: Luisa Farrington 0, Petra Spanko -1, Evan Power 2, Ed Banner-Eve 5. Total: 6
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