Habtoor Polo on a Winning Streak at the Silver Cup 2020

Posted January 31, 2020
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Photo credit: Khalil Ali / Shine TV 

The Silver Cup 2020 continues to bring the excitement for polo fans at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. The much-awaited battle between UAE Polo and Habtoor Polo teams was a showdown of polo prowess on the fifth day of the tournament.
 
The match started with a fast lead for UAE Polo with its 1.5 handicap advantage and the goals delivered by the Panelo brothers gained the team a 3.5 goal edge over Habtoor Polo by the end of the first chukker. The second chukker was no different as UAE Polo closed it with the lead still on their side. Habtoor Polo team finally caught up by halftime and grabbed the lead by the end of the penultimate chukker with the 2 goals from Martin Podesta (Min).
 
The crowd watched with anticipation as each team tried to regain the lead from the other. Alternate goals were scored by each player and both were almost at a tie by mid of the last chukker. Facundo Sola (Facu) broke the tie with a runaway goal. Not missing a beat, UAE Polo's Tommy Beresford scored one for the team 30 seconds later. The last two minutes was a fight for the win and it was a backhand pass from Min that had Facu gunning for the winning goal from the other side of the field with Benjamin Panelo on his tail and ended the game with a final score of 11 - 10.5.
 
Match progression: Habtoor Polo vs. UAE Polo
1 – 4.5 | 3 – 5.5 | 6 – 6.5 | 9 – 7.5 | 11 – 10.5
Top scorer of the match, Facundo Sola, Habtoor Polo, 7 goals

Match replay

The last day of the Silver Cup 2020 qualifiers will be on the 01st of February at 14:00 -  Zedan Polo vs. AM/UAE Polo and at 16:00 - Ghantoot Polo vs. Dubai Wolves. Watch the action live on Field 3 of Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club or catch it on Polo Line TV's livestream.

 

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