An exciting display of polo concluded on the grounds of Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club today. Habtoor Polo faced Bangash Dodson & Horrell Polo at 14:00 followed by UAE Polo against Dubai Wolves by CAFU at 16:00.
Bautista Bayugar for Habtoor Polo scored first and, the team was quick to take the lead by the end of the first chukker. Bangash Dodson & Horrell Polo made their first goal courtesy of Benjamin Panelo during the second and narrowed the gap in scores by .5. The scores remain close until halftime with Bangash snatching the lead on their side. However, the Habtoor Polo team showed its class with goals from Bayugar made possible with the assist by Matias Gonzales. The team kept the momentum with its Patron Mohammed Khalaf Al Habtoor opening the final chukker with a goal. The team was unstoppable until the end, and they closed the game at 12 goals to 6.
Match Progression: 2 – .5 | 3 – 2.5 | 5 – 5.5 | 8 – 5.5 | 12 – 6.5
Top Scorer: Bautista Bayugar, 8 goals
UAE Polo found their redemption as they faced Dubai Wolves by CAFU again at the next match. The Wolves started strong as the 8-goal Argentine Alfredo Cappella carved a 3-goal lead for the team by the end of the second chukker. UAE Polo’s Tommy Beresford and Lucas Monteverde Jr. closed in on the team by the end of the third. Both teams were eager to dominate the game rushed to secure a comfortable position in the fourth chukker. Lukin succeeded with the three consecutive goals delivered for UAE Polo. Dubai Wolves by CAFU managed to level the game at 7 goals. The possibility of a sixth chukker was crushed by Tommy as a penalty was called shy of 30 seconds before the end of the match. The nail-biting game ended at 8 goals to 7 in favour of the UAE Polo team.
Match Progression: 0 – 1 | 1 – 3 | 3 – 4 | 6 – 4 | 8 – 7
Top Scorer: Alfredo Cappella, 7 goals
The sub-semifinals of the Bentley Emirates Silver Cup is scheduled on the 2nd of February at 16:00 with a game between Bangash Dodson & Horrell and Clinova-Scone polo teams.