26th February 2019 | Delhi,India
In their encounter with Newage/Diamond Paints, Barry’s emerged victorious once again to bag the Punjab Polo Cup.
Barry's bagged the Chapter 2 Punjab Polo Cup after thumping Newage/Diamond Paints by 10-5 in the final played here at Lahore Polo Club ground on Sunday.
In the presence of chief guest Provincial Minister School Education Murad Ras, the polo teams of Barry’s and Newage/Diamond Paints clashed for the prestigious Chapter 2 Punjab Polo Cup on 24th February. Also in attendance were Chapter 2 CMO M Usman, CCO Sami Kashmiri, Lahore Polo Club President Malik Atif Yar Tiwana, executive committee members Omar Saeed Niazi, Usman Haye, Saqib Khan Khakwani, members and a big crowd filled with Polo enthusiasts. With Nicolas Scortichini and Martin Jhon Henry acting as field umpires and Nicolas Corti and Martin Fewster refereeing, the final match started off on equal terms, but Barry’s were able to subdue their opponents yet again with 10-5 as the final score. Bautista Bayuger’s excellent 5 goal performance had a major role in his side’s victory but Salvador Ulloa’s brilliant performance kept Barry’s uncomfortable throughout the game. He was also able to score thrice in the event.
With both teams fresh and itching for a big victory, none of them were able to get the better off the other and the match proceedings started off with a bang. The scoring began with Salvador and then Hissam of Barry’s each converting a goal apiece. Their opposition retaliated with 2 consecutive scores of their own. The Newage/ Diamond Paints’ duo of Raja Mikael and Bautista Bayuger ensured that their teams' position remains strong in the game and concluded the chukker with the score 2-2. Barry’s momentum continued in the second, with their ace player Bautista converting two more goals. Newage/Diamond Paints’ Salvador was able to slip a single goal following that to end the chukker at 4-3.
Coming into the 3rd with a slight lead, Bautista was able to solidify the same by scoring two back-to-back goals. Barry’s Raja Sami followed that up to bring the score at 7-3 for his team but Newage/Diamond Paint’s’ Hissam was able to fire another goal to reduce the score differential to 3 points going into the final chukker.
The 4th chukker saw Raja Sami, Bautista and Nafees display their flawless offensive game, each scoring once in the initial part of the match ending chukker. The resilient Salvador Ulloa wasn’t calling it quits, scoring once again. But it proved to be too late as his opposition had already secured the victory with a healthy lead of 5 goals with the final score 10-5 and Barry’s were able to amass the title of the historical Punjab Polo Cup to their already impressive collection.
In the subsidiary final, Master Paints Black beat RR Event Planners/Momin Ghee by 6-4. From Master Paints Black, Ahmed Ali Tiwana scored thrice, Sufi M Haroon twice and the duo of Matias Vial Parez and Raja Temur Nadeem scored once. From RR Event Planners/Momin Ghee, Nicolas Corti banged out two handsome goals while Ahmed Zubair Butt and Mumtaz Abbad Niazi scored once each.