Lt Gen Shah Rafi Alam Memorial Polo Cup: two matches decided

APP26-12 LAHORE: December 12 - Players struggling to get hold on the ball in a match played between EFU Life and Eighteen polo teams during Lt. Gen. Shah Rafi Alam Memorial Polo Cup 2018 sponsored by Al-Khair Group, UK Foam & Five Star Foam Programme. EFU Life polo team won the match by 8-3. APP photo by Chaudhry Ansar

LAHORE, Dec 12 (APP):EFU Life and Newage/Diamond Paints carved
out sensational victories against their respective opponents in the
Lt Gen Shah Rafi Alam Memorial Polo Cup sponsored by Al-Khair Group
here at Lahore Polo Club ground on Wednesday.

Edward was phenomenal with both mallot and horse as he hammered hat-trick in his team’s triumph while Syed M Turab Rizvi and Raja
Temur Nadeem banged in a brace each and Syed M Aun Rizvi contributed
one. From the losing side, Saqib Khan Khakwani, Ahmed Ali Tiwana and Shahnawaz Ayaz Durrani converted one goal apiece.
EFU Life were off to flying start as they thwarted two goals
through Turab Rizvi and Raja Temur in the first chukker to take 1-0 lead. Turab struck one more goal to enhance their lead to 3-0 which was soon reduced to 3-1 by Saqib Khakwani. In the dying moments of the second chukker, Aun Rizvi fired in a field goal to further stretch their
lead to 4-1.
The third chukker saw dominance of EFU who converted three out
of four goal while Team Eighteen scored one. Edward slammed in all
the three goals for EFU while Ahmed Ali converted one for Team Eighteen
as the chukker ended with EFU having 7-2 lead. Both the sides scored
one goal each in the fourth chukker to make it 8-3. Shahnawaz struck
one for Eighteen and Raja Temur for EFU Life, which won the match
by 8-3. Hamza Mawaz Khan and Goffredo Cutinelli officiated the match
as field umpires.
In the second match of the day, Newage/Diamond Paints overwhelmed
Total Nutrition by 6.5-2.
For Newage/Diamond Paints, which had half goal handicap advantage, Antinono Menard emerged as star of the day by smashing in a quartet
while Mir Shoaib Ahmed banged in a brace. From Total Nutrition, Ahmed Zubair Butt and Col Omer Minhas scored one goal apiece.
Newage/Diamond Paints dominated the match right from the word go
as they hammered a hat-trick in the first chukker and converted two
more in the second chukker to take healthy 5-0 lead. Total Nutrition
scored their opening goal in the dying moments of the second chukker
to reduce the margin to 5-1.
Thr only goal of the third chukker came from Mir Shoaib which
further enhanced Newage/DP lead to 6-1 while in the fourth and last chukker, Total Nutrition converted one more to finish the match at 6-2. Having half goal handicap advantage, Newage/DP won the match by 6.5-2. Shah Shamyl Alam and Eulogio Celestino supervised the match as field umpires.
Tomorrow (Thursday), FG Polo team will take on PBG/Remounts in
the first match at 2pm while the second match will be contested
between Barry’S and AOS Polo team.