Barry’s, Rijas victorious in Shah Rafi Alam Memorial Polo Cup
Barry’s outplayed Outfitters while Rijas/Green Orchard beats Guard Group in the ongoing Outfitters-sponsored Lt Gen Shah Rafi Alam Memorial Polo Cup 2018 matches.Shah Rafi Alam Memorial Polo Cup 2018 Lahore Polo Club ground
Hernan Pieres helps Barry’s to defeat Outfitters by 6 ½ - 4 in first encounter of the day. Barry’s came into the game with half a goal handicap advantage but Hernan emerged the star as he banged in four fabulous goals while Jamil Barry and Raja Mikael converted one goal each. Ahmed Ali Tiwana slammed a brace while Shah Shamyl Alam and Adnan Jalil Azam contributed a goal each from Rijas.
Outfitters looked in good form as Ahmed Ali Tiwana banged in a goal as the match started to take 1-0 lead but soon it was levelled by Hernan who converted a 40-yards penalty into a goal and soon after the equalizer, Jamil Barry slammed another goal to take 2-1 lead over Outfitters. In the second chukker, Outfitters came back strongly and banged in a brace – one each by Shah Shamyl Alam and Adnan Jalil and took 3-2 lead once again but in the counter attack, Hernan equalized the score 3-3 through a beautiful field goal to finish the second chukker.
Both the teams attentively played the third chukker as both did not want to take any risk and the two sides converted 1 goal apiece. Outfitters once again took the lead through Ahmed Ali Tiwana while Hernan leveled the score from 4-4 from Barry’s. In the last chukker, Barry’s started playing aggressive game and not only they pumped in 2 more goals but also did not concede any other goal. Hernan and Raja Mikael registers the last two goals as Barry’s won the match by 6 ½ - 4 against Outfitters.
In the second match of the day, Rijas/Green Orchard outsmarted Guard Group by 6-4 ½. Geoffredo becomes the top scorer from Rijas as he thwarted a quartet while Ahmed Zubair Butt converted a brace. Guard Group had a half goal handicap advantage over the opponents while Bilal Haye banged in four goals but it could not help winning the match for his team as none of his teammates were rescued Guard Group with him.
Two matches will be conducted today as Master Paints Black, Artema Medical and Army will vie against each other under American system in the first encounter of the day while Jubilee Insurance/Master Paints will take on Diamond Paints in the second match.