Talacrest Prince of Wales’s Championship Cup

Semi Finals Set for Wednesday
Sunday 7 August saw the last day of group play in The Talacrest Prince of Wales’s Championship Cup with BP Polo vs Green Gates and a place in the Semi Finals up for grabs. Finding their rhythm in the second chukka, a blitzing BP Polo began a run of four unanswered goals led by Genaro Ringa, which saw them lead 6-3 going into the second half.

A struggling Green Gates attack relied on Elizalde to kick-start their comeback with back-to-back goals to bring their team back within two goals of their opponents and working off the momentum established in the fourth, Fernandez Llorente took control of the fifth chukka by sending three consecutive goals across the line, including one from the 30-yard line, to give Green Gates the lead, 8-7, for the first time. A crucial penalty conversion from Ringa tied the match 8-8 with just one chukka remaining and the back-and-forth sixth chukka left the teams deadlocked at 10-10 as the horn sounded to end the chukka and force this match into extra time. Ringa, having contributed seven goals already to BP Polo’s tally, placed one final shot through the posts to take the win, 11-10, for BP Polo and with it their place in the Semi Finals. The Semi Finals are scheduled for Wednesday 10 August with Monterosso vs BP Polo (12pm) and Park Place vs Vikings (3pm). 

The Talacrest Prince of Wales’s Championship Cup

Monterosso (22): Alessandro Bazzoni (1), Juan Martin Nero (10), Guillermo Terrera (7) & Mackenzie Weisz (4)

Vikings (22): Isidro Strada (6), Siri Evjemo-Nysveen (0), Juan Martin Zubia (8) & Diego Cavanagh (8)

BP Polo (20): Garvy Beh (3), Joevy Beh (3), Rufino Bensadon (7) & Genaro Ringa (7)

Park Place (22): Juan Britos (8), Andrey Borodin (0), Hilario Ulloa (10) & Santos Merlos (4) 

Photograph: Noor Khadra for Green Gates vs Joevy Beh for BP Polo.

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