A Gandhar Memorial State Level Polo : UYPC, RKPC cruise into quarter-finals

UYPC, Uripok and Rupkumar Polo Club (RKPC) moved into the quarterfinals of the 1st Athokpam Gandhar @ German Memorial State Level Polo Tournament with pre-quarterfinal victories today at Ibudhou Marjing Polo Complex, Heingang.

In the first match of the day, RKPC outclassed IMKHUKAL-B, Heingang by 8-1 goals to set up a quarterfinal date with hosts CHPC thanks to L Rohit and Sh Rolin.

The two sides were locked at 1-1 by the end of the first chukker with star of the day L Rohit Singh opening account for RKPC and Sangkar scoring the only goal for IMKHUKAL-B .

Rohit added his second in the second chukker to earn RKPC a 2-1 lead at halfway mark before H Abung Khuman, Rohit and P Jotin added a goal apiece to make it 5-1 after three chukkers.

Sh Rolin then added two goals back to back in the fourth chukker before S Abung hammered home one to wind up the game 8-1 .

Later in the day, UYPC overcame UFO PC, Langol Amamlok 8-4 to secure their place in the quarterfinals.

S Bimol led the scoring for UYPC by adding thrice as Nongpoknganba and Dollar Soram chipped in goals apiece and S Saolin found one.

UYPC had a 3-1 first chukker lead with Dollar, S Saolin and Nongpoknganba adding a goal each before taking a 5-2 lead after second chukker with S Bimol and Dollar adding a goal each.

For UFO PC, K Pandit and Th Tiken scored a goal each in the second chukker after P Abung Meitei scored the only goal for the team in the first chukker.

O Paikhomba reduced the scoreline for UFO PC by scoring a goal in the third chukker but it proved to be their last goal of the game.

UYPC, having led the third chukker 5-3, rode on a goal from Nongpoknganba and two back to back goals from S Bimol to complete the 8-4 beating of UFC PC.

UYPC will face either IRC or MKPC in the quarterfinals.

Tomorrow’s matches : IRC vs MKPC in the first ground ; Nagamapal PC vs K&MMRS-A in the second ground.

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