UAE Polo claimed a 12-9 win over Habtoor Polo in the last league match of the Bentley Emirates Silver Cup, one of the most important tournaments played in Asia and the Middle East, on Friday, January 28 at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tournament sees seven teams, up to 18 goals, compete.
Habtoor claimed an early 2-0 lead in the first chukka, thanks to goals by Bautista Bayugar. But UAE Polo seized the reins from the second chukka onwards, thanks to a great performance by match MVP, Tomás Beresford. By half time, UAE Polo had secured a commanding 8-4 advantage. Habtoor tried to fight back, but Sheikha Maitha and her boys managed to hold them back to claim the 12-9 win.
BENTLEY EMIRATES SILVER CUP – FRIDAY, JANUARY 28:
UAE POLO 12-9 HABTOOR POLO
UAE POLO: Sheika Maitha 0, Lukin Monteverde 5, Tommy Beresford 6, Jacinto Crotto 7.
HABTOOR: Mohammed Al Habtoor 0, Bautista Bayugar 8, Juan Jauretche 6, Matías González 4.
Score UAE Polo: 1-2, 4-3, 8-4, 9-6, 12-9.
Top scorer: Tomás Beresford (6 goals).
Umpires: Jason Dixon & Peter Wright.
Third Man: Tim Brown.
After a penalty shootout, the quarterfinals have been set:
Sunday, January 30:
3pm: Zedan vs. Clinova Scone
Monday, January 31:
2pm: Bangash Dodson & Horrell vs. Habtoor Polo
4pm: Dubai Wolves by CAFU vs. UAE Polo
Unbeaten AM Polo have already secured a place in semifinals, which will be played on Thursday, February 3, at 2pm.
THE BENTLEY EMIRATES SILVER CUP IS STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.