Julius Baer Gold Cup: Day 2
Julius Baer Gold Cup: Day 2Julius Baer Gold Cup: Day 2

Julius Baer Gold Cup: Day 2

Debut win for Mahra against Desert Palm

February 17, 2018
February 17, 2018
Mahra defeated Desert Palm by 10 goals to 9 in the second action day of the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018 held today at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club. Mahra takes the lead in the Zone B after winning a very tough match against Desert Palm. After two even chukkers (2-2/ 3-3), patron Rashid Al Habtoor´s team (replaced today by Khalid bin Drai) played a superb third chukka that gave them the lead by four goals. Mahra kept a 4-goal gap also on the fourth chukker and seemed to close the game without risks.

But Desert Palm foursome made a great comeback in the last period to tie the game in 9 goals with 1 minute to go, time when Benjamín Urquiza, after a great individual action, scored the winning goal for Mahra Polo Team.

Top Scorers: Isidro Strada (Mahra), Bartolito Castagnola and Santiago Laborde (Desert Palm), 4 goals.

Mahra: Khalaf Bin Drai 1 (1 goal), Benjamín Urquiza 5 (3), Isidro Strada 6 (4), Jero del Carril 6 (2). Total: 18.
Desert Palm: Jeta Castagnola 4 (1 goal), Rashid Albwardy 2, Bartolito Castagnola 6 (4), Santiago Laborde 6 (4). Total: 18.
Score Mahra: 2-2, 3-3, 8-4, 9-5, 10-9.

The Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018 will continue on Sunday with another single match for the third action day at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club:
4pm: Habtoor Polo vs Bin Drai 

Picture Galleries:
Mahra vs Desert Palm

All matches of the Dubai Gold Cup Series 2018 will be streamed live on Pololine TV via Polocam.