Great Oaks LL 10 – 8 Murus Sanctus Les Lions
Scone Polo 7 – 5 Park Place     The Duke’s Ground 

The second week of play in the Cartier Queen’s Cup began with Great Oaks LL and Murus Sanctus meeting at Les Lions. A closely contested match featuring six lead changes, these two teams continued to answer each challenge heading into the final two chukkas. Early foul trouble sent Murus Sanctus’s Facundo Sola to the penalty line twice for the only goals of the first chukka, but improved discipline allowed Great Oaks LL to excel in open play and rely on the duo of Cruz Heguy and Dillon Bacon to even the score in the second. Exchanging goals through the end of the first half, Sola’s penalty shooting pushed Murus Sanctus ahead by one, giving them a narrow 5-4 advantage at half-time. With just two whistles the entire second half, fast and continuous play highlighted the final three chukkas, suiting the style of Great Oaks LL. Content to direct play from the back, Juan Martin Nero collected an assist while Heguy and Bacon were on the receiving end to convert any chances around goal. Sola’s fifth goal for Murus Sanctus brought the game into its sixth tie, but Great Oaks LL was knocking on the door to take the lead. Thanks to goals from Heguy and Bacon in the fifth, Great Oaks LL took their first lead of the match. Scoring Great Oaks LL’s only other goal, James Beim sealed the victory, while a late tally from Murus Sanctus’s Corinne Ricard confirmed the score at 10-8 in favour of Great Oaks LL. 

Making his 2022 season debut at Guards Polo Club on The Queen’s Ground, Adolfo Cambiaso led Scone Polo into an important match against Park Place to determine the top team in League Three. Finishing with just one goal in the game, Adolfo Cambiaso’s impact was felt on the defensive end as Scone Polo effectively contained the Park Place attack. After conceding a field goal to Facundo Pieres just seconds in, Scone Polo would prevent Park Place from adding their second goal until the third chukka. This low-scoring, tightly marked match left scoring opportunities hard to come for both sides, with the teams remained tied at 1-1 through two chukkas. Scone Polo’s only goal came off a Penalty 2 conversion from Poroto Cambiaso. Striking first, Scone Polo scored three consecutive goals to begin the third chukka, with Poroto freed to move forward in the game with father Adolfo protecting against the counterattack. A Penalty 2 for Facundo Pieres signalled the only other attack for Park Place as they trailed 4-2 at half-time  Held scoreless for the second time through four chukkas, Park Place saw their deficit grow to four as Scone Polo began to find their footing. Stifling multiple Park Place attacks, Adolfo Cambiaso would jump on an errant pass and shoot from more than 60 yards out for his first goal to end a decisive fourth chukka. In desperate need of some goals, Park Place found some hope after Francisco Elizalde and Will Harper found the mark, but Scone Polo dominant on this day, unwilling to concede any open chances to goal. A final goal from Sam Wisbey, filling in for David Paradice, ensured a7-5 Scone Polo victory as they improve to 3-0 in their League. This win also saw Scone Polo receive the Richard Watt Cup, traditionally played for as a league match in the Cartier Queen’s Cup Tournament. 

Monday’s Fixtures 

11:00 am – La Magdeleine vs Thai Polo NP at Coworth Park 1
2:30 pm – Clinova vs Park Place Vaara at Zacara

All games are being livestreamed by Guards TV in association with Polocam TV. Go to https://guards.polocam.tv/package

 

Photos by IMAGES OF POLO