LAHORE: Master Paints and News made it to the main final of Major General Saeed Al-Zaman Memorial Polo Cup 2020 after winning their respective semi-finals at Jinnah Polo and Country Club (JP&CC).
Marcos Penelo played the perfect polo to give the Master Paints a 10-8 victory in a tough contest in the first semi-final. Marcos Panello’s seven-goal victory made him the best player of the match, while Farooq Amin Sufi also displayed the best Maltese and horse work and also contributed to the breaks in his team’s match. Raja Jalal Arsalan scored a goal.
A fire similar to Berry’s, but ultimately failed to produce a match-winning stroke. Important contributions for Berry came from Hamza Moaz Khan (4 goals) and Ernesto Oscar Trots (4 goals).
The second semi-final was also a close contest where News defeated FG Polo / Diamond Paints 7 1 / 2-6. Both teams competed well and did their best, but News took a healthy lead in the third quarter and maintained their supremacy in the fourth, winning 7 1 / 2-6.
High-flying Edward Banner Eve played a key role in his team’s victory, once again converting a hat-trick of goals. They were helped by promising Turab Rizvi (2 goals), Aun Rizvi (one goal) and Alman Jalil Azam (one goal).
For FG Polo / Diamond Paints, Tom Brody played well and took part with the help of a hat trick, Mir Shoaib Ahmed made a bow and Mian Abbas Mukhtar went on strike once.