UAE Polo achieved a vital win against Bin Drai by 7 goals to 6 in today’s match for the six day of action for the McLaren Silver Cup, the opening trophy of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2018. With this victory, HH Sheika Maitha Al Maktoum’s team joins the battle for the remaining three spots in the semifinals. With today’s first two points, UAE Polo equals Habtoor, Wolves, Bin Drai and Zedan.
Tomorrow’s last qualification matches will clear up the situation but there’s still a lot to decide. A victory will put Wolves (against Mahra, already qualified to semifinals) in the next stage; the same for Habtoor or Zedan, playing against each other. Meanwhile, UAE and Bin Drai will be expectant of what happens.
Top scorer of the match: Polito Pieres (UAE), 5 goals.
UAE Polo: HH Sheikha Maitha 0 (1 goal), Pablo Ávalos 2 (1), Polito Pieres 10 (5), Matías Benoit 6. Total: 18.
Bin Drai: Rashid Bin Drai 1, Andrés Laplacette 4 (2 goals), Matías Torres Zavaleta 7 (1), Raúl Laplacette 6 (3). Total: 18.
Score UAE Polo: 1-2, 2-2, 4-2, 6-5, 7-6.
The McLaren Cup will continue on Sunday with a double action day at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club with the following schedule of play:
2pm: Wolves vs Mahra, at field 1.
Followed by: Habtoor Polo vs Zedan, at field 2.