Report and photos by Gonzalo Etcheverry/DPGC 2017.
Habtoor Polo defeated Bangash by 11 goals to 7 in the second day of action for the Dubai Challenge Cup, the fourth tournament of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2017, held under the patronage of HH Sheik Maktoum Bin Mohammed.
Patron Mohammed Al Habtoor´s team played a great second half, with superstar Nicolás Pieres in a brilliant afternoon for a deserved win in a match held at the main field of the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club.
After two even chukkers, Habtoor Polo achieved to break away in the third period with a 3 goal gap difference that was vital for the rest of the match. In the last two chukkers, Habtoor Polo kept on going and despite Bangash efforts victory was already secure with a 4 goal gap in the last 7 minutes of the game.
The final score was 11 goals to 7 for Habtoor with Nico Pieres scoring 8 goals in the winning team and Federico Von Potobksy 3 goals in Bangash.
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The Dubai Challenge Cup continues tomorrow at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club with Wolves Polo facing Abu Dhabi from 4.30 pm at field 2.