Barry’s qualified for the main final and Remounts for subsidiary final of the Ittehad Punjab Polo Cup 2022 after registering victories in their respective matches here at the Lahore Polo Club ground on Friday.
Heriocs of high-flying Hamza Mawaz Khan and most valuable player Ernesto Trotz helped Barry’s beat Diamond Paints by 4-3½ in the nail-biting en-counter. Hamza Mawaz Khan hammered an impres-sive hat-trick while Ernesto Trotz converted one goal in the Barry’s triumph. On the other hand, for Diamond Paints, which had one and half goal handicap advantage, Guy Gibrat, with the all-out support by his teammates, tried hard to help Dia-mond Paints record victory and succeeded in con-verting two goals, but in the end, their efforts proved futile.
Despite facing tough fight from Diamond Paints, which had one and a half goal handicap ad-vantage, Barry’s managed to convert one goal in the first chukker and one more in the second to take a slight 2-1½ lead. Barry’s added one more in their tally to stretch their lead to 3-1½ but Diamond Paints then made their presence felt and hammered a field goal to reduce the deficit to 3-2½.
Just before end of the third chukker, Barry’s converted a 30-yard penalty to enhance their lead to 4-2½. Though Diamond Paints dominated the fourth and last chukker by converting one goal and having maximum possession of the ball, but they failed to smash in a match-winner, thus lost the crucial match by 3½-4. —APP