Great Oaks Les Lions claimed a tight 9-8 win over Park Place Vaara following the single match for the Justerini & Brooks Prince of Wales Trophy, hosted by the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, that took place at Les Lions, on Friday May 6.
Park Place Vaara got off to a great start, earning an impressive 6-0 lead within two chukkas. Despite Dillon Bacon’s foursome attempts to get closer, they were able to level the scores in the fifth chukka. By the end of the fourth chukka, they were 3-6 behind; however, they struggled and closed the gap to just one goal, until Cruz Heguy converted a penalty in the last minute of that fifth chukka to tie at 7-all. Drama was expected in the the sixth chukka, but Great Oaks Les Lions managed to produce two goals to earn a narrow win.
The 2022 edition of the Justerini & Brook Prince of Wales Trophy sees ten teams up to 22 goals, compete for the title.
THE JUSTERINI & BROOK PRINCE OF WALES TROPHY IS STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV.
JUSTERINI & BROOKS PRINCE OF WALES TROPHY – FRIDAY MAY 6
GREAT OAKS LES LIONS 9-8 PARK PLACE VAARA
GREAT OAKS LES LIONS: Dillon Bacon 2, James Beim 6, Juan Martín Nero 9, Cruz Heguy 5. Total: 22.
PARK PLACE VAARA: Joshua Hyde 0, Juan Britos 8, Hilario Ulloa, Santos Merlos 4. Total: 22.
Score Great Oaks Les Lions: 0-2, 0-4, 3-4, 3-6, 7-7, 9-8.
Umpires: Ben Turner & Jason Dixon.
Third man: Tim Bown.
Action for the Justerini & Brooks Prince of Wales Trophy will continue on Saturday May 7, with the following order of play:
10,30am: King Power vs. Cibao La Pampa Chapaleufu (King Power, Noel Farm)
3,30pm: Thai Polo NP vs. Monterosso (Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club)
The final of the Justerini & Brook Prince of Wales Trophy is set to be played on Saturday, May 14.