The Silver Cup is currently hotter than hell, following wins by UAE and AM Polo, against Habtoor and Bangash, respectively, on Monday January 30. With these results, there are already three teams with chances to reach the championship match, due next Saturday. AM Polo has won their three league games, while UAE and Habtoor claimed two victories each, so they are still able to qualify to the final. In this case, both UAE and Habtoor must be victorious in their respective games on Thursday to reach AM, in order to have a penalty shootout between the three of them to determine the finalists.
The final of the Dubai Silver Cup is set to be played on Saturday February 4, at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, the venue of the Dubai Gold Cup Series.
Silver Cup, Monday January 30
UAE POLO 12-10 HABTOOR POLO
UAE Polo Team: Khalid Alomran 0 (1 goal), Lukin Monteverde 6 (2), Mín Podestá 7 (1), Tommy Beresford 7 (8).
Habtoor: Mohammed Al Habtoor 0 (1 goal), Matt Perry 5 (2), Bautista Bayugar 8 (5), Juan Jauretche 7 (1).
Score UAE Polo: 3-0, 5-0, 6-3, 9-6, 12-10.
Umpires: Peter Wright & Jason Dixon. Third man: Matías Baibiene.
AM POLO 7-5 BANGASH DODSON & HORRELL POLO
AM Polo Team: Sheikha Alia Al Maktoum 0 (1 goal), César Crespo 6, Isidro Strada 8 (3), Benjamin Urquiza 6 (3).
Bangash Dodson & Horrell Polo: Haider Bangash 0, Federico Von Potobsky 5 (1 goal), Tomás Fernández Llorente 8 (3), Ignacio Negri 7 (1).
Score AM Polo: 1-0, 2-1, 3-3, 5-5, 7-5.
Umpires: Matías Baibiene & Jason Dixon. Third man: Peter Wright.
The Silver Cup will resume on Thursday February 2, with the following order of play:
1:45pm: UAE Polo vs Bangash
4pm: Habtoor vs Dubai Wolves by CAFU