09 February 2018 | Dubai
The match was held between Zedan Polo Team and Bin Drai Polo Team. The McLaren Cup, the first trophy of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2018, an 18 goal handicap competition held at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club
Pablo Mac Donough was the star scoring a 30-yard penalty earning the victory for the Zedan Polo Team in the final seconds of the match. Bin Drai played a great match as well with Raul Laplacette who was the Most Valuable Player and top scorer scoring 5 goals. By the end of the First chukker, the score was 1-2.5 however by the second chukker, the score was 6-2.5( the same for Bin Drai Polo Team) however by the end of the third chukker, Zedan Polo Team didn’t score any goal with score remaining the same whereas Bin Drai Polo Team scored 2 more goals chalking upto 4.5.
However, by the fourth chukker the score was 6 for Zedan Polo Team with Bin Drai Polo taking the lead again by 3 goals with their team score reaching 7.5. A late show by Zedan Polo saw them turn the match around thereby defeating Bin Drai Polo by a 0.5 goal difference. The final score being 9-8.5
Before the final, a match was held between Habtoor Polo Team and UAE Polo with former winning the Hildon Cup by the difference of 3 goals.