Indian polo | Baroda Cup
1.11.2018 | Delhi
A lead in the first chukker for LA Pegasus Polo Titans couldn't help them win the match, a last minute victory for Aravali Polo and an easy victory for Rajnigandha Achievers.
The third day of Maharaja Hari Singh Memorial Cup saw some intense moments and some brilliant polo action. Jindal Panther played against LA Pegasus Polo-Titans in the first match of the day. The match was played at AEC Ground II at 1:00 pm. Jindal Panther played with Mr Vandit Golecha (0), Mr Tom Brodie (+4), Mr Simran Singh Shergill (+6) and Mr Naveen Jindal (0). LA Pegasus Polo Titans polo team comprised of Mr Ranshay Purohit (-2), Cdr Akhil Sirohi (+3), Mr Siddhant Sharma (+4) and Mr Samir Suhag (+5). LA Pegasus Polo Titans played in purple while Jindal panther were covered in blue. The umpires of the match were Angad Kalaan and Julio Bendanson. Both the teams played with a +10 handicap.
The match started with a brilliant opener from Samir Suhag for LA Pegasus Polo Titans. Akhil Sirohi scored another one for LA Pegasus Polo Titans. LA Pegasus Polo Titans were leading by 2 - 0. Simran Singh Shergill scored a goal for Jindal Panthers in the final minutes of the first chukker. The first chukker ended on a score of 2 - 1 with LA Pegasus Polo Titans in the lead.
Akhil Sirohi scored another one for LA Pegasus Polo Titans. The score was 3 - 1 after Akhil’s goal. Simran Singh Shergill scored just after Akhil Sirohi's goal. The score was 3 - 2 with LA Pegasus Polo Titans in the lead. Two back to back goals from Tom Brodie created a great momentum for Jindal Panther Polo team. The first half ended with Jindal Panther leading the match by 4 - 3.
Vandit Golecha scored his first goal in the opening minutes of the third chukker. The score after Vandit's goal was 5 - 3 with Jindal Panther in the lead. An assist from Vandit helped Simran Singh Shergill score another one for Jindal Panther Polo team and extended the lead. A beautiful strike from Tom Brodie in the final minutes of the third chukker helped Jindal Panther end the chukker with a comfortable lead. The score was 7 - 3 after the third chukker.
Vandit Golecha opened the fourth chukker with a stunner. Simran Singh Shergill scored two back to back goals and destroyed LA Pegasus Polo Titans completely. LA Pegasus Polo Titans couldn't score a single goal in the second half. The third day turned out to be a complete nightmare for LA Pegasus Polo Titans. Vandit scored one in the final minutes to help Jindal Panther finish the match on a high. The match ended with Jindal Panther's victory. The final score was 11 - 3.
Match Progression: LA Pegasus Polo Titans - Jindal Panther : (2 - 1)/(3 - 4)/(3 - 7)/(3 - 11)
The second match of the day was played between Rajnigandha Achievers and Garcha Group/Cavalry. The match started at 2:00 pm at AEC Polo Ground II. Rajnigandha Achievers played with Sep Ravindra Mang (-2), Mr Pranav Kapur (+2), Mr Salim Azmi (+3) and Mr Matthew Philip Perry (+6). Garcha Group/Cavalry on the other side stood strong with Capt. Mrityunjay Chouhan (-2), Lt. Col Vishal Chauhan (+4), Mr Satinder Garcha (+2) and Mr Raul R Laplacette (+6). Rajnigandha Achievers played in blue while Garcha Group/ Cavalry played in white and red. Rajnigandha Achievers were given a 0.5 point lead before the match.
Pranav Kapur scored the first goal of the match. Sep Ravindra Mang scored a goal just after Pranav's goal. The score was 2.5 - 0 after Ravindra's goal. A goal was scored by Matthew Perry in the final minutes of the first chukker. The first chukker ended with Rajnigandha Achievers in the lead by 3.5 - 0. Garcha Group/Cavalry were not able to score a goal in the first half.
Only one goal was scored in the second chukker. The only goal of the chukker was scored by Pranav Kapur. Rajnigandha were awarded a 60’ penalty but Matthew Perry missed it. The score after the first half was 4.5 - 0 with Rajnigandha Achievers in the lead.
Pranav Kapur scored twice in the third chukker for Rajnigandha Achievers. Rajnigandha Achievers were leading the match by 6.5 - 0 when Vishal Singh scored the first goal for Garcha Group/Cavalry. The third chukker ended on a score of 6.5 - 1.
Raul converted a 60’ penalty to goal in the final chukker of the match. The score after Raul's goal was 6.5 - 2. Sep Ravindra Mang scored a goal for Rajnigandha Achievers in the closing minutes of the match. The score was 7.5 - 2 when Vishal Singh scored one more goal for Garcha Group/Cavalry. Rajnigandha Achievers won the match by 7.5 - 3 .
Match Progression: Rajnigandha Achievers- Garcha Group/Cavalry: (3.5 - 0)/(4.5 - 0)/(6.5 -1)/(7.5 - 3)
The last match of the day saw Aravali Polo battle against ASC Polo team. The match was played at AEC Polo Ground II at 3:00 pm. Aravali Polo team comprised of Mr Hurr Ali (-2), Sawai Padmanabh Singh (+3), Mr Angad Kalaan (+3) and Manuel Llorente (+6). ASC Polo team on the other side had Mr Krishna Inkiya (+1), Mr Naveen Singh (+2), Col GS Pandher (+2) and Col Ravi Rathore (+5) playing for the team. Aravali Polo played in black and white and ASC Polo team wore orange jersey.
The match kicked off with a goal from Col Ravi Rathore for ASC Polo team. The score was 1- 0 after Col Ravi Rathore's goal. Naveen Singh added a goal to ASC Polo team's credit in the first chukker. Aravali Polo team weren't able to score a goal in the first chukker. The score after the first chukker was 2 - 0 and Aravali Polo were in the lead.
Manuel Llorente scored a brisker in the opening minutes of the first chukker. The score after Manuel Llorente's goal was 2 - 1 with ASC Polo team in the lead. Manuel Llorente scored another one in the final minutes to help Aravali Polo level the scores. The first half ended on a score of 2-2.
Manuel Llorente opened the scoring for the third chukker and helped Aravali Polo get in the front. Naveen Singh replied back with a goal and leveled the scores. The match was neck and neck. Any team could win the match .The score after third chukker was 3 -3.
The match was pretty nervous in the fourth chukker. Naveen Singh scored a goal and helped ASC Polo team take the lead. ASC we're winning the match but a goal from Angad Kalaan and a 30’ penalty from Manuel Llorente in the closing minutes of the match helped Aravali Polo win the match. The final score was 5 - 4.
Match Progression: Aravali Polo - ASC Polo team : (0 - 2)/(2-2)/(3-3)(5-4)