The clash of sticks continued on the fourth day of the Dubai Open 2022 at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club.
Alfredo Cappella marked the scoreboard first with a penalty shot for the Dubai Wolves by CAFU but UAE Polo had the lead at the end of the first chukker. The team widened the gap in scores during the second from the penalty shots by Tommy Beresford. The Wolves scrambled for goals during the third chukker with Charles Cooney closing it at 5 goals for the team. UAE Polo had full possession of the game as they marked the penultimate chukker with an astounding 8-goal lead. The Dubai Wolves by CAFU made attempts for redemption at the fifth chukker and managed to score in 4 back to back goals, however the significant lead was enough to earn UAE Polo team their second win in the tournament.
Match Progression: 3 – 2 | 6 – 2 | 8 – 5 | 13 – 5 | 13 – 9
Top scorer: Tommy Beresford, 8 goals
The next match was between Abu Dhabi Polo and AM Polo teams. Segundo Amadori scored first for Abu Dhabi Polo during the second chukker but the Urquiza‘s from AM Polo nicked the lead by the end of it. Jeronimo del Carril‘s consecutive goals during the third and Santiago Cernadas‘ evasive shots at the fourth chukker shifted the lead to Abu Dhabi Polo. AM Polo rushed to steal the win as the opponent had a 2 goal advantage mid of the final chukker. Pablo Urquiza squeezed in 1 goal but AM Polo was beaten by the buzzer and Abu Dhabi Polo won the game at 6 goals to 5.
Match Progression: 0 – 0 | 1 – 3 | 4 – 3 | 5- 4 | 6 – 5
The next round of qualifying matches will be on the 22nd of February between Habtoor Polo and Zedan at 14:00 followed by Bangash Dodson & Horrell against Ghantoot Polo at 16:00.