Llorente guides DP/SS to victory in Brighto Paints Lahore Open Polo
LAHORE – Andres Llorente fired in fabulous four goals to help Diamond Paints/Sheikhoo Steel outsmart Master Paints by 5-2 in the Brighto Paints Lahore Open Polo Championship 2021 match here at Lahore Polo Club ground on Monday.
In-form Andres Llorente played hero’s role in his team’s triumph as he displayed outstanding horse and mallet work and contributed with a classic quartet. Mir Huzaifa Ahmed also played well and slammed in a convincing goal. Bilal Haye and Farooq Amin Sufi though played well for Master Paints and converted one goal apiece yet their efforts proved futile in the end.
Diamond Paints/Sheikhoo Steel dominated the match right from the word go as they thrashed in two tremendous goals in the first chukker. Both the goals were beautifully banged in by phenomenal Andres Llorente. The winning side started the second chukker well by firing in a field goal through Llorente to further stretch the lead to 3-0. Master Paints then made their presence felt in the dying moments of the second chukker by converting a field goal through Bilal Haye to reduce the margin to 3-1. The only goal of the third chukker was converted by Farooq Amin Sufi, which helped Master Paints further reduce the deficit to 3-2. Diamond Paints/Sheikhoo Steel dominated the remaining match fully and hammered two back-to-back goals to win the encounter 5-2. Mark Holmes and Ahmed Ali Tiwana officiated the match as field umpires while Agha Musa Ali Khan was match referee. Three matches will be played today (Tuesday).