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Ghantoot Polo Team clinch Silver Cup 2020 Trophy

David Cooper - Writer 11:18 09/02/2020
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The Silver Cup 2020 comes to a close as Zedan triumphed over Dubai Wolves at the Hildon Subsidiary Cup and Ghantoot Polo team emerged victorious over UAE Polo team.

The subsidiary match between Zedan Polo and Dubai Wolves opened with a goal from Santiago Laborde. Zedan Polo team had control of the match and delivered goals until the end of the fourth chukker. Amr Zedan, the patron of the Zedan Polo team, scored three goals for the team. The Dubai Wolves patron Habtoor Al Habtoor had demonstrated a steady performance throughout the game and scored four goals.

The team had their best game at the final chukker but Zedan’s lead was enough to secure the win and ended the match at 11 goals to 8.

Match progression: Zedan Polo vs. Dubai Wolves

1-2 | 5-2 | 6-3 | 10-5 | 11-8

Top scorers: Santiago Laborde, Habtoor Al Habtoor, 4 goals each

Zenda

The Club’s Friday Polo Picnic was in full swing complete with an array of retail and food vendors and the exclusive Silver Lounge. Polo picnickers watched with excitement by the sidelines, the little ones enjoyed the kids area with free pony rides and the furry ones had a day out in the sun.

The much-awaited Silver Cup 2020 final between UAE Polo and Ghantoot Polo was a battle to the finish. The first chukker was on a rather slow start but both teams picked up the pace during the second chukker. Ghantoot Polo had the edge at the end of the second chukker with two back to back goals by Pablo Llorente, a penalty shot by Marcos Araya (Cacu) and a shot by Cesar Crespo.

On the third chukker, the penalty shots from Tommy Beresford took UAE Polo team closer to Ghantoot’s lead. The penultimate chukker had both teams try and grab the lead as both scored three goals each. The determining chukker saw Cacu place one goal for the team that poised Ghantoot Polo for the win but Benjamin Panelo matched the goal at 60 seconds left on the clock. Ghantoot Polo managed to keep the lead and the won the match at 9 goals to 8.5.

Match progression: Ghantoot Polo vs. UAE Polo

1-1.5 | 5 -2.5 | 5-4.5 | 8-7.5 | 9 -8.5

Top scorer of the match: Tommy Beresford, 4goals

Ghantoot

Roland Hash, Managing Partner of PROW and Regional Director of Marmi Group awarded the teams and umpires of the day. Cesar Crespo was declared the Most Valuable Player and Pichot, ridden by Marcos Araya, as the Best Playing Pony.

The main sponsors of the Silver Cup 2020 is sponsored by Marmi Group and PROW and is Co-sponsored by Hildon Water, Diamond Lease with the support of Other Sponsors – Sultan Bin Rashed (Sultaco), Ghulami Group and Kinetics Middle East.

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