Playnation secure extra chukka success
Despite the best of British winter weather which provided some challenging wind and rain conditions throughout the Inspired Arena Polo Masters Final, on Sunday 8 January, between Inspired and Playnation at the All England Polo Club, Hickstead; Inspired has supported the Arena Polo Masters since its inception in 2018. The teams tested one another from the start, with the scores tied at the end of the first two chukkas.
Going into the final chukka, Inspired held the wind advantage, but a determined Playnation side led by the attack of Charlie Wooldridge, the penalty skills of Niall Donnelly and a great goal by John Bunn managed to fight back in the fourth chukka and take the lead 16-15 with 30 seconds on the clock. John Bunn saved a goal and it looked as though Playnation had secured the win, but a team effort from Inspired levelled the scores at 16-16, pushing the match into over-time. Niall Donnelly found the goal posts after intercepting a backhand from Jonny Good, resulting in a 17-16 victory for Playnation. Earlier in the day, Astra beat Bell Fruit Games in the Subsidiary Final.
The Inspired Arena Polo Masters Final Teams:Playnation (11): John Bunn (2), Charlie Wooldridge (4) & Niall Donnelly (5)Inspired (10): Ana Escobedo (1), Nell Jacob (2) & Jonny Good (7) Photograph: Playnation and Inspired went head-to-head in The Inspired Arena Polo Masters Final.