The last qualification match of the Dubai Challenge Cup were played on Tuesday at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club, where AM Polo defeated Shanshal/PBS by 8 goals to 5.5.
The game got off to a fast start, with Shansal/PBS securing a one and a half goal advantage. Goals came in from both teams to conclud the first chukker 3.5-3 in favour of Shansal/PBS. AM Polo took the lead towards the end of the second chukka, with a goal from patron Sheikha Alya Al Maktoum. In the fourth, AM Polo widened their advantage with two goals from Guillermo Cuitiño. Shansal/PBS was not able to regain control, and another goal scored by Cuitino sealed their fate. AM Polo took the win.
AM POLO 8-5.5 SHANSAL/PBS
AM Polo: Guillermo Cuitiño 6, Sheikha Alya Maktoum -1, Alejandro Gowland 3, Jorge Cernadas 4.
Shansal/PBS: Tomas Iriarte 4, Manuel Crespo 7, Yassien Shansal -1, Petra Spanko -1.
Score AM Polo: 3-3.5, 5-4.5, 7-4.5, 8-5.5.
The Dubai Challenge Cup final is due on Wednesday:
3.30pm, Subsidiary Final: Shansal v Dubai Wolves
4.30pm, DUBAI CHALLENGE CUP FINAL: UAE v AM
THE DUBAI CHALLENGE CUP 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 (12-goal): March 15-30.
-Dubai Cup (8-goal): April 2-12.