Successful Day for AM and UAE Polo Teams at the Dubai Challenge Cup 2019 Qualifiers

Posted March 21, 2019
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(Sports Contributor: Rupert Lewis | Photo: Khalil Ali | More Dubai Challenge Cup 2019 Photos)

It was a double action day at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club as AM Polo team won their match against Dubai Wolves with a final score of 6 - 4 and UAE Polo defeated Shansal/PBS with 7 goals to 4.5.

Shanshal/PBS had a one and half goal advantage and the team took the lead from the first chukker against the Dubai Wolves until halftime. Marcos Araya delivered goals which took the match into a close fight towards the end of the penultimate chukker. The last seven minutes ensued with goals coming in from bought sides and Shanshal / PBS on the lead only to be beaten by the last goal from Justo Cuitino. The match ended with a final score of 9 goals to 8.5 in favour of the Dubai Wolves.

Match progression:

AM Polo team: 2 -1 | 4 - 2 | 5 - 4 | 6 - 4

The second game gave way for an early lead to Shansal/PBS with one and a half goal which UAE Polo had matched with a goal by the end of the first chukker. By halftime, the game closed in with 3.5 goals to 3 in favour of Shansal/PBS. The last two chukkers cleared the win for UAE Polo as the team scored a total of four goals more, two of which were delivered by Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the team's patron.

Match progression:

UAE Polo team: 1 - 2.5 | 3 - 3.5 | 5 - 3.5 | 7 - 4.5

The Dubai Challenge Cup, a 12 goal handicap tournament will continue on the 26th of March 2019 at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club with a match between Shansal Polo and AM Polo teams at 15:30 and Dubai Wolves against UAE Polo at 16:30.​

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