LAHORE: Platinum Homes/Master Paints and Diamond Paints won their respective matches in the Allama Iqbal Polo Tournament here at the Jinnah Polo Fields on Friday.
Iranian player Amirreza Behboudi scored four goals to help Platinum Homes/Master Paints narrowly edge FG/Din Polo 5-4 in the day’s first match with Agha Musa Ali Khan slotting in one.
For FG/Din Polo, Shamyl Alam registered a brace while Saqib Khan Khakwani and Sheikh Muhammad Raffay added a goal apiece.
It were FG/Din Polo who lead 2-0 in the first chukker before Platinum Homes/Master Paints leveled the affair but conceded another as the score read 3-2 by the end of the second.
In the third chukker, Platinum Homes/Master Paints scored twice to take a 4-3 lead before both sides added one each in the last.
In the second match of the day, Nico Roberts scored five goals to give Diamond Paints an impressive 11-8½ victory over Master Paints/Newage Cables. Omer Minhas recorded a hat-trick while Mir Shoaib Ahmed added a brace Bilal Hayat Noon struck once.
For Master Paints/Newage Cables, who had a handicap advantage of half a goal, Raja Temur Nadeem scored six goals while Farooq Amin Sufi converted two goals.
Published in Dawn, January 28th, 2023
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