Faysal Bank Polo Cup 2016
Lahore—Magic River and Olympia/Master Paints qualified for the Faysal Bank Polo Cup 2016 main finals after beating their respective opponents in the semi-finals played here at the Lahore Polo Club (LPC) ground on Friday.
In the first match of the day, 2-goal handicap advantage helped Magic River defeat Noon 7-5.
Both the teams played superbly and kept on scoring goals in each other’s pool and at the end, when the final whistle was blown, the score was level at 5-5. It was 2-goal handicap which made the difference and helped the umpires declare Magic River winners of the thrilling match.
Alman Jalil Azam was hero of the day for Magic River as he slammed tremendous two goals while Hassan Abbas, Ch Fateh and Hassan Agha contributed one goal each in the winners’ total tally. For the losing side, Taimur Hayat Noon slammed two goals, while Saifullah Noon, Mian Hussain Iftikhar and Hashim Kamal Agha hit one goal apiece.
In another match of the day, Olympia/Master Paints beat Guard Group 7½-5. Ghulam Mustafa and Abdul Rehman Monnoo were stars of the day as they thwarted two goals each and Sufi Farooq added one and they were also having one and half goal advantage which made their total 7 and half goals against the losing side’s five goals. Taimur Ali Malik hammered fabulous four the losers but his heroics couldn’t save his team from the loss while Ahmed Nawaz Tiwana contributed one.