LAHORE -- Barry's and Master Paints registered contrasting triumphs in the JS Bank-sponsored Maj Gen Saeed-uz-Zaman Memorial Polo Cup 2019 by beating their respective opponents here at the Lahore Polo and Country Club (LP and CC) ground on Wednesday.
The enthralling polo matches of the day were witnessed by LP and CC President Col (R) Shoaib Aftab, Major (R) Haseeb Minhas, Major (R) Babar Mehboob, JS Bank Unit Head Majid Qureshi, Team Leader Kashif Butt, a great number of polo lovers, players and their families.
In the first match of the day, Barry's trounced Artema Medical/Black Horse Paints 9-3A1/2. Ernesto Trotz played high-quality polo and amused the spectators with his classic polo skills and techniques as he slammed in superb six goals from the winning side while his teammate Shah Shamyl Alam hit a hat-trick. Hamza Mawaz Khan banged in a brace from the losing side, which had also one and a half goal handicap advantage.
Artema Medical/Black Horse Paints struck the opening goal of the match when Hamza Mawaz Khan converted a 40-yard penalty to gain 1-0 lead, which couldn't last long as Barry's bounced back in great style and thrashed two back-to-back goals - one each by Ernesto Trotz and Shah Shamyl - to earn 2-1 lead. Barry's maintained their supremacy in the second chukker as well as they hammered a hat-trick of goals - two by Shah Shamyl and one by Ernesto - to strengthen their lead to 5-1. Artema Medical converted another 4-yard penalty through Hamza Mawaz to finish the second chukker at 5-2.
Barry's fully dominated the third chukker as they added three more marvelous goals in their tally through Ernesto Trotz to...