LAHORE: BN Polo outpaced DS Polo/ASC 12-4 in the enthralling and action-packed match of the Bank Alfalah National Open Polo Championship 2021 played here at the Lahore Polo Club ground on Sunday.
Eulogio Celestino displayed high-quality polo from the winning side and emerged as top score with a contribution of five goals while Tito Ruiz Guinazu fired four goals. Raja Mikail Sami struck the remaining three goals. For DS Polo/ASC, Hissam Ali Hyder slammed a hat-trick and Maxwell Charlton converted one.
BN Polo were off to a flying start as they converted three goals — two by Tito Ruiz and one by Celestino — against one by DS Polo/ASC through Hissam to have a lead of 3-1.
The second chukker was fully dominated by BN Polo, who hammered a hat-trick of goals — one each by Tito, Celestino and Mikail — to enhance their lead to 6-1.
DS Polo/ASC made a good comeback in the third chukker by thrashing two back-to-back goals — both by Hissam Hyder — to reduce the margin to 6-3 but BN Polo started playing aggressive polo and added another hat-trick — one each by Celestino, Mikail and Tito — to stretch their lead to 9-3.
The fourth chukker saw both the teams scoring one goal each which made it 10-4. Mikail struck one for BN and Charlton for DS Polo.
The fifth and last chukker saw dominance of BN Polo, who banged in a brace — both by Celestino — to win the encounter by 12-4.