Habtoor Polo defeated Mahra Polo 7 1/2 – 7 in a thrilling finish with a last minute heroic goal by the patron Mohammed Al Habtoor.
Team Mahra Polo opened the scores in the first chukka with a 2-0 lead, but the reply from Habtoor came quickly, to tie the first chukker at 2 all.
Habtoor Polo put much pressure on Mahra Polo during the second chukka, but Rashid Al Habtoor’s team made a comeback in the second chukka and took the lead 4-3.
Habtoor Polo played their first match of the Sir Winston Churchill Cup against Kuwait Team on Monday at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club.
Habtoor Polo dominated from the start scoring four quick goals in the first chukker. The action continued in the second chukker with 2 more goals for Habtoor Polo extending their lead to 6-0 against Kuwait Polo.
Kuwait Polo made a strong comeback in the third chukker and scored 3 goals to end the chukker with 7-3.
Last chukker saw some intense action from the teams with Habtoor Polo ending the fourth chukker with a lead of and winning the match with a comfortable margin.
Habtoor Polo will play their next match on Tuesday against Mahra Polo.
Mohammed Al Habtoor along with Chairman Khalaf Al Habtoor toured the newly opened Metropolitan Hotel located on Al Thanya Street adjacent to Sheikh Zayed Road.
During the visit, Mohammed Al Habtoor inspected the kitchen facility, the Don Corleone cafe and the swimming pool on the rooftop. Later Habtoor held a meeting with the management and contractors to discuss the future plans of the hotel.