LAHORE, Dec 21 (APP):EFU Life and FG Polo team qualified for the final of the Lahore Garrison Polo Championship 2018 after defeating their respective opponents in the crucial league matches played here at the Lahore Garrison Polo Club ground on Friday.
Edward Banner Eve was key contributor in EFU Life’s victory with an impressive four goals performance while Raja Temur Nadeem also did splendid job by contributing a beautiful brace for the
winning side. The only goal from the losing side was scored by Hissam Ali Hyder.
EFU had an impressive start with two back-to-back goals by Raja Temur Nadeem to attain 2-0 lead. Despite a number of attacks by both sides, no more goal was scored as the first chukker ended with EFU having 2-0 lead. The second chukker saw only goal coming from EFU through Edward when he converted a 60-yard penalty successfully to give 3-0 edge to his side.
In the third chukker, Hissam Ali Hyder then struck a field goal for Newage/Diamond Paints to reduce the margin to 3-1. The fourth and last chukker saw total dominance of EFU team who hammered a hat-trick of goals to take an unassailable 6-1 lead which remained intact till the end and EFU emegred as winners and also booked berth in the final. Bilal Haye and Eulugio Celestino supervised the match as field umpires.
The second match was contested between FG Polo team and BBJ and FG team finished triumphant with a big margin of twenty goals to seven and half. This match was earlier won by FG Polo team by ten goals to three and half and now it was resumed from the same score and FG team further added ten more goals to take their totally to twenty goals while BBJ could add only four goals as the final score of the match was twenty goals to seven and half in favour of FG team.
Hamza Mawaz Khan was hero of the day as he fired in fabulous five goals while his teammates Eulogio Celestino thwarted tremendous three goals and Mian Abbas Mukhtar contributed with a beautiful brace. From losing side, Ahmed Zubair Butt hammered a hat-trick and Bilal Haye struck one but their efforts were futile in the end. Hissam Ali Hyder and Nicholas Maria Ruiz officiated the match as field umpires.