Gonzalo Etcheverry/DPGC 2018
5th March 2018 | Dubai, UAE
The Bentley Cup subsidiary semifinals took place at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club as Desert Palm faced Wolves while Habtoor faced UAE Polo.
Desert Palm and Wolves scored twice in the first chukker before Desert Palm gained the lead in the second chukker to make the score 4-3. The third chukker saw them score two more in response to just one by Wolves and the score at half time was 6-4 in their favour. Desert Palm score a massive five goals in the final two chukkers to win the match by 11-7 and secured a place in the Subsidiary Final. Habtoor vs UAE Polo was exciting to say the least as both teams tried till the final whistle. UAE started the proceedings are were leading 1-0 at the end of the first. Habtoor scored thrice in response to two by UAE in the second to tie the score at 3-3, the third chukker saw both teams score twice to make it 5-5. Habtoor scored thrice in the final two chukkers and despite two late goals by UAE, Habtoor rode on to win the
semifinal by 8 goals to 7. Both teams will play the Bentley Cup final on Friday, 9th March before the Julius Baer Gold Cup Final.