Another Victory for Habtoor Polo and UAE Polo Teams at the Silver Cup 2020 Qualifiers

Posted January 28, 2020
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The fourth day of the Silver Cup 2020 tournament at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club saw Zedan Polo play against Habtoor Polo and UAE Polo against Dubai Wolves.
 
The first match started with equally strong teams, but Zedan Polo secured and kept a one-goal advantage through to the end of the second chukker. On the third chukker, Martin Podesta turned it around and scored a goal for Habtoor Polo only to be matched by a shot from Santiago Laborde. The fourth chukker ensued with Facundo Sola leading the Habtoor Polo at a one-goal advantage a minute before the buzzer. The teams were at a tie so close to the end of the final chukker however the added 30 seconds on the clock gave Felix Esain the time needed to win the match for Habtoor Polo team and closed the game at to 10 goals to 9.
 
Match progression: Habtoor Polo vs. Zedan Polo
2 - 3 | 3 - 4 | 6 - 6 | 8 - 7 | 10 - 9
Top scorers of the match, 4 goals each: 
Martin Podesta & Facundo Sola, Habtoor Polo | Santiago Laborde, Zedan Polo
Match replay
 
The second match between UAE Polo and Dubai Wolves opened with a goal from Tomas Panelo followed by two goals from Tommy Beresford and Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Juan Gris Zavaleta from Dubai Wolves had three goals to close in on its opponent but given the 1.5 handicap advantage of UAE Polo plus the penalty shot from Tommy, the second chukker ended at 5.5 goals to 5. UAE Polo played strong as they took the lead further by mid of the third chukker. Dubai Wolves tried to catch up with during the last two chukkers, but UAE Polo kept a consistent performance and closed the game at 13.5 - 9.
 
Match progression: UAE Polo vs. Dubai Wolves
4.5 - 1 | 6.5 - 4 | 10.5 - 5 | 12.5 - 7 | 13.5 - 9
Top scorer of the match: Juan Gris Zavaleta, Habtoor Polo, 6 goals
Match replay
 
The Silver Cup 2020 will continue on Friday, 31st January with a match between UAE Polo and Habtoor Polo teams on Field 1 at 14:00. Catch the action on livestream.

 

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