Both teams inch a leg up on their competition as they scored their second win in the Gold Cup 2022 tournament.
Bangash Dodson & Horrell nicked the first goal of the afternoon. Habtoor Polo matched that goal with successive goals from which closed the first chukker at a 3 goal advantage. Haider Bangash, the team patron, scored one for his team with Federico von Potobsky‘s pass from the throw-in. Bautista Bayugar placed Habtoor Polo at a comfortable 5 goal lead by halftime. The penultimate chukker saw Bangash Dodson & Horrell get back in the game and narrowed the gap to 3 goals. The team closed in Habtoor Polo early in the last chukker but Juan Jauretche nailed the team‘s 11th goal – enough to secure the team‘s second victory.
Match Progression: 4 -1 | 6 – 2 | 8 – 3a | 9 – 6 | 11 – 9
Top scorer: Bautista Bayugar, 6 goals
It was a close start for the next match between Zedan Polo and Ghantoot Polo with the first chukker ending at 3 goals to 1. Tomas Panelo from the Zedan Polo team drove the advantage up to 4 goals by the end of the second. The gap in scores did not improve during the next minutes with the near goal saves and misses. The penultimate chukker had seen Amr Zedan, the team patron, deliver the ball close to goal and Gonzalo Ferrari finishing it for the team. At this point Zedan has a 4 goal advantage that Ghantoot Polo was not able to beat and the game ended with a final score of 10 goals to 6.
Match Progression: 3 – 2 | 6- 2 | 7 – 3 | 9 – 5 | 10 – 6
Top scorer: Tomas Panelo, 7 goals
The Dubai Open qualifying games will continue on the 20th of February, Field 3 of Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club.
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