Scone Polo 10 – 7 Thai Polo NP & Monterosso 12 – 8 BP Polo Scone Polo saw the welcome addition of their patron, David Paradice, to the team this afternoon, the first time he has played for Scone in this year’s competition. His return was a winning one as Scone Polo registered their third win, defeating Thai Polo NP 10-7, in their last league match of the tournament. Thai Polo NP really needed to win this one to keep their tournament hopes alive and Louis and Ned Hine did all they could to stop the Cambiaso duo playing any running polo. Thanks to the Hine brothers’ efforts Thai Polo kept Scone Polo in their sights for all six chukkas.
That said, Scone Polo led from the first chukka (2-1) and never relinquished their lead. They delivered a team effort with goals from Cambiaso Senior, Junior and Isidro Strada. Monterosso retained their unbeaten run – three games out of three – this afternoon to beat BP Polo 12-8. Winning this match on The Queen’s Ground ensured Alessandro Bazzoni headed home with the Richard Watt Cup too, named after a former Chairman of Guards Polo Club. Cubi Toccalino was again the star of the show for Monterosso, scoring nine of their 12 goals, six of them penalties. Similar to yesterday’s King Power match, Monterosso did the hard work in the early stages of this match, they were ahead 6-1 at the end of the second, to ensure victory later on. BP Polo upped their marking in the second half, which stopped Monterosso getting to goal with such regularity. The fifth saw Juan Martin Nero and James Beh add a clutch of goals to BP Polo’s tally which kept them in contention going into the sixth chukka (11-8 to Monterosso).
This though was always Monterosso’s game and like Scone Polo earlier in the day, they were in control from the first chukka. Monterosso now have one league game left to play – the very last league match of the tournament – against White Crane on Wednesday afternoon.