Action continued on Monday with the Subsidiary semifinals at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. Abu Dhabi Polo took on Mahra, while Zedan faced Dubai Wolves.
The first match saw both Abu Dhabi and Mahra Polo get off to a strong start, but Mahra pulled away to secure a 3-goal advantage, thanks to goals from Diogo Gallego and Pelayo Berazadi. The offensive plays made by Abu Dhabi in the last two chukkas of the game were not enough to close the score gap, and the match finalised 11.5-8 in favour of Mahra.
Score Mahra: 2.5-3, 6.5-3, 8.5-5, 10.5-6, 11.5-8.
Top Scorer: Pelayo Berazadi, 7 goals.
The second game was a one-sided affair, as Zedan dominated against Dubai Wolves. By the third chukka, Zedan had already taken a significant 6-1 lead, as Dubai Wolves missed a few important chances to score. In the fifth, Marcos “Cacu’ Araya was able to score 3 goals for Wolves, but it wasn’t enough to take the advantage. The final whistle gave Zedan the 9-6 victory.
Score Zedan: 1-1, 3-1, 6-1, 9-2, 9-6.
Top Scorer: Martin Gandara, 4 goals.
The Silver Cup continues on Tuesday with the semifinals:
2pm: Ghantoot vs Desert Palm
4pm: Habtoor vs UAE Polo
THE DUBAI GOLD CUP SERIES IS STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series:
-Silver Cup (18-goal): January 25 – February 8.
-Polo Masters Cup (10-goal): February 10-15.
-Julius Baer Gold Cup (18-goal): February 18 – March 8.
-Dubai Challenge Cup (18-goal): March 15-30.
-Dubai Cup (8-goal): April 2-12.