6th July – LATEST MATCH REPORTS Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship
by Katie Vickery, Editor Fantasy Polo.
King Power Foxes 14 vs 13 Habtoor
First up it was Pieres and Pieres vs Pieres in a battle between Habtoor and King Power Foxes which went into overtime as Habtoor put up a serious fight. In fact, it was the new team Habtoor leading the charge almost entirely throughout the match, evening up the score at 4-4 in the second chukka and not letting the King Power boys have an inch as they finished the first half at 6-6. This seemed to boost their confidence and with 3 unanswered field goals from Nico Pieres and Fran Elizalde, they started to take the lead in the second half, slipping a little as they neared the end while King Power were just able to even the score in the 6th chukka with 2 field goals and a safety 60 from Facundo to push them into a 7th chukka at 13 goals apiece. A foul from Nico led to big brother Gonzalito putting the ball through the posts from a 30 to win the game for King Power Foxes.
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La Indiana 11 vs 9 El Remanso
Much like the first match, this contest between 2016 Gold Cup finalists La Indiana and the homebred team El Remanso was all tied up in the first half. 5-5 by half time meant the match was anyone’s and with open flowing polo, it was a great game to watch. It was all about field performance today as 7 out of the 9 El Remanso goals were field goals, divided equally between all the players. Each El Remanso team member was on the scoreboard twice and James Beim was top scorer adding in a 30 yarder. All of La Indiana’s 11 goals were from the field with 3 goals apiece for Bickford and Tomlinson, 4 for Agustin Merlos and 1 for Nic Roldan. A good win for La Indiana to put them at 2 wins to 1 loss.
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