Story by Diana Butler, Communications Director Guards Polo Club. Photos by www.imagesofpolo.com.
Both Emlor and Les Lions have already qualified for the next stages of the Cartier Queen’s Cup, but Spencer McCarthy wanted to make sure that his team finished well up the order of League One and so fired through five goals this afternoon.
He started his campaign in the first – the only member of Emlor to find the flags in this chukker – and went on to score in three further chukkas, including a pair of goals in the sixth. His sharp shooting was rewarded with the Richard Watt Cup, always played for on this Sunday of the Cartier Queen’s Cup tournament.
Nacho Gonzalez, who had played with McCarthy for some 17 years, was also on form today, scoring a further three goals for his team.
Diego Cavanagh, who had played yesterday when subbing for Adolfo Cambiaso in Valiente, looked fresh from that tough encounter and scored twice this afternoon, while Tincho Merlos added to the tally with a penalty in the fifth.
Les Lions mostly relied on Joaquin Pittaluga’s accurate penalty taking – he fired through seven this afternoon – but it was not enough to change the outcome of this match.
Pictures to follow shortly and the match are available to view at www.guardspoloclub.com/guards-tv later this evening.