AM/UAE made a great comeback today at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club, in Dubai, as they outscored Ghantoot in the last chukka to secure a 9-7 win in the Silver Cup, the opening competition of the Gold Cup Series.
Ghantoot got off to a strong start, and finished the first chukka with a 3-0 advantage. But from the second onwards, AM/UAE, led by their top scorer, Jacinto Crotto, began closing the gap. By half time, the match was tied at 5 goals a piece. In the second half, Marcos Araya and Pablo Llorente came out strong to command Ghantoot’s attack. They secured a slight advantage (7-6) in the last, but AM/UAE stayed strong. They outscored Ghantoot 2-0, with great goals from Crotto and Nacho Acuña, to claim a very important victory.
The Silver Cup resumes on Tuesday, January 28:
2pm: Zedan vs. Habtoor
4pm: UAE vs. Dubai Wolves
ALL SILVER CUP MATCHES ARE STREAMED LIVE ON PoloLine TV.
AM/UAE 8 vs. GHANTOOT 7
AM/UAE: Lucy Venot (0, 1 goal), Jacinto Crotto 7 (4, 1 penalty), Santiago Cernadas 6 (1), Nacho Acuña 4 (2).
GHANTOOT: Ali Bin Desmal 0 (1), Pablo Llorente (2), Marcos Araya 7 (3, 2 penalties), Gregorio Gelosi 5 (1).
Score AM/UAE: 0-3, 3-4, 5-5, 6-7, 8-7.
2020 DUBAI GOLD CUP SERIES CALENDAR
SILVER CUP (18 goal): Jan 24 – Feb 07.
POLO MASTERS CUP (10 goal): Feb 10-12.
GOLD CUP: (18 goal): Feb 15 – March 06.
DUBAI CHALLENGE CUP (10 goal): March 14-21.
DUBAI CUP (8 Goal): April 01-10.