Report, photos by Gonzalo Etcheverry/DPGC 2017.
Mahra Polo Team defeated Zedan Polo by 11 goals to 9 in the opening match of 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.
Both teams, winners of the recent Bentley Cup and Julius Baer Gold Cup, played an attractive and even game at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club with a first half of full speed polo.
Goals were scored in almost every attack and a slight difference in favor of Mahra kept them in the lead.
Only in the last minutes of the fifth chukker, after two consecutive goals, Mahra achieved to secure a hard worked victory.
Isidro Strada (Mahra) and Alejo Taranco for Zedan were the top scorers of the game with 5 goals each.
Mahra: 3-2/ 4-4/ 8-6/ 9-8/ 11-9
The Dubai Challenge Cup continues tomorrow with another great match at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club.
Starting at 4.30, Habtoor Polo will play against Bangash Polo in field 1.