Another Win for Habtoor Polo and UAE Polo Teams at the Standard Chartered Gold Cup 2020

Posted February 22, 2020
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22/2/2020: DUBAI, UAE: The fourth day of Dubai Open 2020 qualifiers saw Habtoor Polo, Bangash Polo, UAE Polo and Zedan Polo teams battle it out on the grounds of Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club.
 
Bangash took the lead by the end of the first chukker with goals from Manuel Elizalde and Frederico Potobsky. Habtoor Polo made a huge leap as Facundo Sola scored four goals for the team which earned them a one-goal advantage. The third chukker saw Habtoor Polo widen the score gap as they added three goals. Post halftime, both teams scored a goal with an excellent steal by Facu and delivered to goal by Martin Podesta. The last chukker rolled with a good start for Bangash Polo with a goal from Elizalde and two more close to the end of the game. Esain's backhand assist to Facu plus a last-second goal secured the win for Habtoor Polo at 10 goals to 7.
 
Match progression: 0-2 | 4-3 | 7-3| 8-4 | 10-7
Top scorer: Facundo Sola, Habtoor Polo, 7 goals

Match Replay


An exciting match followed with a strong start for UAE Polo team with a two-goal lead over Zedan Polo. Juan Juaretche and Santiago Laborde settled the next chukker with teams tied at three goals. An intense fourth chukker ensued with UAE Polo demonstrating a strong defensive play. Zedan Polo managed a one-goal advantage at the end of the chukker due to a last-second penalty called in their favour. Tomas Panelo, relentless, scored two goals that grabbed the lead for UAE Polo during the chukker. Sheikha Maitha, the patron of the UAE Polo team, sealed the win with the last second by a goal that resulted in a final score of 10 goals to 7.
 
Match Progression: 2 - 0 | 3 - 3 | 4 - 6 | 7 - 6 | 10 - 7
Top scorers: Tomas Panelo, Tommy Beresford and Santiago Laborde, 4 goals each

Match Replay

The Standard Chartered Gold Cup will continue on the 24th of February, Saturday with a match between Dubai Wolves and Abu Dhabi Polo teams at 14:00 and AM - UAE Polo will face Ghantoot Polo team at 16:00. Catch the action live on Field 1 of Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club or watch it online on Pololine TV’s livestream.

 

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