Lt. Gen. Shah Rafi Alam Memorial Polo Cup: Master Paints Qualifies for Final

Sohail Ali

LAHORE, Nov. 21 — Master Paints defeated Price Meter.PK by 8.5-4 to qualify for the main event of Lt Gen Shah Rafi Alam Memorial Polo Cup 2020 here at the Lahore Polo Club site.

The star of the second semi-final was Marcos Panelo, who contributed with classic four goals from Master Paints, who put forward a half-goal lead, while the other contributors were Raja Jalal Arslan (2 goals) and Bilal Haye and Mohsin Atta Khan Khosa (one goal each). On the other hand, Mannuel Carranza converted two goals and Raja Taimur Nadeem and Sufi Muhammad Haroon each scored one goal, but their efforts failed.

Master Paints started flying when they beat two consecutive goals to make it 2-0, while Price Meter.PK hit one to reduce the margin to 2-1. Master Paints also maintained their dominance in the second chucker by hitting another prop to further extend their lead to 4-1.

The third chucker was tied as both teams were able to score two goals each, while Master Paints were still 6-3 ahead. Price Meter.PK did try to come back and shot in a field goal to reduce the deficit to 6-4, but Master Paints once again showed their class and scored two more goals to win the crucial meeting with 8.5-4.

The main final of the event will take place tomorrow (Sunday) between Master Paints and Diamond Paints / FG Polo at 15:15, while the subsidiary final will be played at 14:00 between D Polo and Samba Bank.

The finals will be watched and enjoyed by a large number of polo lovers, as well as President Lahore Polo Club, Omer Sadik, members of the executive committee, Agha Murtaza, Shah Qubilai Alam, Feroz Gulzar, Saqib Khan Khakwani, Agha Najeeb Raza, LPC secretary Lt Kol (r) Mudassar Sharif, players and their families.

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