Narrow 7-6 win for Vikings in Final
The last Victrix Ludorum Final of the season was played at Guards Polo Club on Saturday 2 September, with Vikings and Semper Anticus battling it out in The Clé de Peau Beauté Guards Ladies Charity Polo Tournament. Vikings dominated the first three chukkas and were leading 7-4 heading into the final chukka, but Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi’s Semper Anticus fought back strongly in the final chukka, with Lucy Coddington and Nina Clarkin delivering some excellent team-work to close the gap. However, Vikings’ early lead in the early stages of the game ensured they were able to take the win, 7-6, to lift the Lord Patrick Beresford Trophy. Lia Salvo’s confident play was rewarded with the Most Valuable Player prize and the Best Playing Pony honours went to Nina’s Lovelocks Florin.
The Clé de Peau Beauté Guards Ladies Charity Polo Tournament Final Teams:
Vikings (16): Siri Evjemo-Nysveen (2), Angela Moran (0), Lottie Lamacraft (6) & Lia Salvo (8)
Semper Anticus (16): Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi (1), Imogen Blake Thomas (0), Lucy Coddington (5) & Nina Clarkin (10).
Photograph: Vikings, winners of The Clé de Peau Beauté Guards Ladies Charity Polo Tournament. By Sam Churchill