Marchfield defeated Dubai by a 13-11 score and won the Prince of Wales Trophy, following an exciting final that took place at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, on Saturday May 18, streamed LIVE by PoloLine TV through a very special and large coverage that included five cameras as well as Jaime García Huidobro and Rupert Lewis as guest commentators.
Dubai dominated the first two chukkas, but Marchfield, led by Argentinian 10-goaler Pablo MacDonough, who was trailing 3-6 in the second chukka, managed to tie at 6-all by half time. The second half would be a different story, as a determined Marchfield foursome – who are laying their first ever high goal sesson in England this year – seized the reins of the match, hold Dubai back and made a powerful comeback to reach an impressive 13-7 lead, with only one chukka remaining.
However, Dubai was not about to give up that easily – they outscored Marchfield 4-0 in the last chukka, but despite the efforts, the damage has already been done. At the end of the day, Marchfield sealed an extraordinary debut within British 22-goal.
Score Marchfield: 1-4, 3-6, 6-6, 7-6, 13-7, 13-11
MVP: Manuel Plaza de Ayala
BPP: Irenita Princesa (ridden by Pablo MacDonough)
Meanwhile, the Subsidiary Herbert Spencer went to Monterosso who beat VS King Power 11-6.
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Marchfield: Saad Audeh 0, Guillermo Terrera 7, Pablo Mac Donough 10, Manuel Plaza 5. Total: 22.
VS King Power: Top Srivaddhanaprabha 0, Juan Martín Zubía 6, Polito Pieres 9, Marcos Di Paola 7. Total: 22.
UAE: Lucas Monteverde Jr. 2, Tom Brodie 3, Santiago Toccalino 7, Sapo Caset 9. Total: 21.
Emlor: Spencer McCarthy 0, Alfredo Bigatti 7, Agustín Merlos 8, Fred Mannix 7. Total: 22.
Park Place: Andrey Borodin 0, Juan Britos 7, Hilario Ulloa 10, Byron Watson 5. Total: 22.
Dubai: Pier Andrea 1, Camilo Castagnola 5, Bartolito Castagnola 6, Nachi Du Plessis 8. Total: 20.
Monterosso: Alessandro Bazzoni 0, Juan Gris Zavaleta 7, Cubi Toccalino 8, Joaquín Pittaluga 7. Total: 22.
Wednesday May 8th:
2pm: Monterosso vs Dubai, at Dubai.
Thursday May 9th:
2pm: Marchfield vs VS King Power, at King Power.
Sunday May 12th:
12pm: UAE vs Emlor, at Anningsley.
3pm: Park Place vs Monterosso, at Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club.
Wednesday May 15th:
11am: VS King Power vs UAE, at King Power.
1:30pm: Emlor vs Marchfield, at Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club.
4pm: Dubai vs Park Place, at Dubai.
Thursday May 16th:
12pm: Penalty Shootout (Emlor, UAE, VS King Power and Marchfieeld), at Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club.
Saturday May 18th:
11am: Subsidiary Final
3pm: FINAL PRINCE OF WALES TROPHY (at Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club)