Bin Drai defeated Habtoor Polo by 9 goals to 8 in the third action day of the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018 held today at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club.
A last second goal scored by Matías Torres Zavaleta gave Bin Drai the triumph in an exciting match.
The game had two well-marked moments. In the first half Habtoor Polo had the control of the actions and the score achieving a three-goal difference in the first 14 minutes.
But in the second half Bin Drai made a great comeback and the game leaned to his side. They closed the gap at the end of the third chukker and took the lead in the fourth. With the match tied in 8 goals and 30 seconds to go, Matías Torres Zavaleta had the chance to score and did not fail.
Bin Drai (18): Rashid Bin Drai 1, Andres Laplacette 4, Matias Torres Zavaleta 7, Raul Laplacette 6.
Habtoor Polo (18): Mohammed Al Habtoor 0, Jack Hyde 4, Francisco Elizalde 8, Bautista Ortiz de Urbina 6.
Progression Bin Drai: 0-3, 2-5, 4-6, 8-7, 9-8
Top Scorer: Matías Torres Zavaleta (Bin Drai) 4 goals.
The Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018 will resume on Thursday with a double action day at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club. Starting at 2 pm, Zedan will play agains Abu Dhabi followed by Wolves against UAE Polo from 4 pm.
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