LAHORE – HN Polo qualified for the subsidiary final of the 2nd Jinnah Gold Polo Cup 2022 sponsored by Master Paints after defeating Barry’s and Remounts under the American system here at the Jinnah Polo Fields on Thursday.
The two-chukker matches were played among three teams including HN Polo, Barry’s and Remounts under the American system and after tough fights, HN Polo succeeded in booking berth in the subsidiary final.
In the first two-chukker match, HN Polo faced tough resistance from Barry’s before winning the encounter by 2-1. From the winning side, Juan Maria Ruiz and Hilario Ruiz played heroes’ role by converting one goal apiece while the lone goal from the losing side came from Ernesto Trotz.
Both the teams started the match well and gave tough times to each other. Both Barry’s and HN Polo managed to score one goal apiece in the first chukker to make it 1-1. In the second and decisive chukker, both the sides once again played well but HN Polo this time succeeded in converting a match-winner to win the encounter by 2-1.
The second match of the day was contested between HN Polo and Remounts, where HN Polo held their nerves to outpace Remounts by same margin of 2-1. This time, the goal scorers from the winning team were Juan Maria Ruiz and Raja Sami Ullah while the only goal from the losing team was scored by Simon Prado.
HN Polo dominated the match right from the word go as first they fired in a field goal to gain a 1-0 lead in the first chukker and then pumped in another field goal in the second chukker to earn a 2-0 lead. Remounts made their presence felt in the dying moments of the match by scoring a field goal but it was too little too late for them as they lost by 1-2.
The third match saw Remounts outsmarting Barry’s by 2-1.
The goal scorers from Remounts were Mumtaz Abbas Niazi and Imran Shahid while Ernesto Trotz struck the only goal from Barry’s. Not a single goal was converted by both the teams in the first chukker while Barry’s opened their account in the second chukker with a field goal to take 1-0 lead which couldn’t last long as Remounts first thrashed in an equaliser and then smashed in a match-winner to record a 2-1 win.
Today (Friday), three important matches will be played. In the first match at 12:00 pm, Master Paints will take on Astrada Polo for the spot in subsidiary final while in the second match at 2:00 pm, DS Polo/Rizvi’s will face Adamjee Insurance and in the third match at 3:00 pm, Diamond Paints will vie against Newage Cables/Master Paints.