The highly regarded Holden White Victor 8 goal Victor Ludorum tournament ended on Sunday with 2 Cowdray teams in the final.
15 teams started the competition with Duane and Terence Lent’s Innovent team making it to the final against Louisa Watts Farrington Polo Team who were awarded a ½ goal on handicap.
After a knock in from the back line for Farrington, Josh Cork deflected a ride off from Nick Clague to open the scoring with a cheeky tap between the goals. A 60-yard penalty awarded against Ewan Power allowed the ever present Nick Clague to level the score, however Evan added to the tally for Farrington to end the opening chukka 2 ½ goals to 1.
The second chukka saw Ed Banner Eve weave his way through the throng in front of the goal to pop in another for Farrington and this was followed by a 30-yard penalty awarded to Innovent. Jack Berner took the shot and executed slow graceful swing to secure the goal for them to end the chukka at a closes 3 ½ to 2 to Farrington
Chukka 3 saw a lofty goal by Edward Banner Eve which soared over the heads of the other players to land deftly between the goal to add the Farrington score. Strong defence by Innovent were unable to halt Josh Cork who sneaked the ball out from under the nose of Jack Berner to set up Evan Power to add another to the Farrington score. Yet again Edward Banner Eve unleashed a powerful strike of the ball from a 60-yard penalty. A foul by Edward allowed Jack Berner to up the Innovent score from a 40-yard penalty. The chukka ended 7 ½ to 3.
In chukka 4 a missed hit by Farrington opened an opportunity for eagle eyed Nick Clague to turn on a sixpence and take the ball all the way to score a classic goal. Josh Cork ended the scoring with the final goal for Farrington who secured a 8 ½ to 4 win.
The best playing pony was awarded to Julianna, chestnut mare, owned and ridden by Edward Banner Eve.
Photography Mark Beaumont