Mahra Polo and Wolves Polo achieved great victories in today’s double action day for the McLaren Cup, the opening trophy of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2018, 18-goals handicap competition, at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club.
Mahra Polo defeated Bin Drai by a close 6.5 goal to 6 and Wolves Polo defeated UAE Polo by 10-7. So far all the teams have played in the tournament and all shown a competitive streak.
In the first game of the day, the half goal handicap difference in favor of Mahra was decisive to win a very even match against Bin Drai. In their debut game for the McLaren Cup both teams showed a good performance and will be a tough opponent for the rest of the teams.
Progression Mahra Polo: 1.5-1, 2.5-2, 5.5-3, 5.5-4, 6.5-6
In the second match of the day, Wolves Polo achieved a great victory against UAE Polo by 10 goals to 7 with a performance that touched perfection.
Wolves teamwork was the clue to defeat a really tough opponent like UAE Polo with 10 goaler superstar Polito Pieres in the team.
After a close first half, Wolves, patron Habtoor Al Habtoor’s team, raised the level to increase the gap to 3 goals in the beginning of the second half and despite of UAE Polo comeback in the fourth chukker (7-6) they achieved to control the actions and score three more goals in the last seven minutes of the match for the final 10-7 victory.
Progression Wolves Polo: 3-2, 4-3, 7-4, 7-6, 10-7
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