Lagos Balmoral world defeated Lagos Caverton Sao Polo because the 2017 NPA Lagos world polo tournament backed by GTBank approached it’s place of dwelling stretch.
there have been additionally Low Cup wins inside the midweek for Lagos devour N’ Go and Kano Nakudu who defeated Ibadan Eleyele and Lagos Lintex eight 1/2 – eight and 6 – four half.
The Balmoral-Sao Polo clash commenced on a topsy-turvy notice as Baba Dangote (+1) had his shot off track and Isa Kwame (+three) didn’t convert the resultant penalty from forty yards for Balmoral, who also have Luqman Adebayo (+1) and Kabiru Saidu (+2).
It used to be the flip of Sao Polo’s hitman Ahmadu Umar (+three) to fluff his own forty yards penalty to center of attention on a tricky opening chukka.
the main intention did not come except 12 seconds to the highest of the chukka with Kwame breaking the impasse.
Kwame made it 2-zero with any other 40 yarder sooner than Rotimi Makanjuola (+1) halved the deficit for Sao Polo who additionally featured Seyi Oyinlola (zero) and Abdulrahman Mohammed (+three).
Kwame was as soon as on hand to score his and Balmoral’s 1/3 for a 3-1 lead on the other hand Mohammed saved Sao Polo on their heels by way of scoring to finish the 2d chukka three-2 merit Balmoral.
Balmoral misplaced their first in form and shall be eradicated with every other loss and had been further aggressive throughout the 1/3 chukka. regardless of a forty-yard penalty leave out by means of Kwame, Adebayo puts them two-purpose clear going to the final word chukka.
Umar, by means of his same old was once having an awfully tricky recreation with out a purpose scored by means of him within the first three chukkas however he obtained on the rating sheets to deliver the sport to a nervy conclusion at 5-4 with over three minutes to finish the sport.
Dangote scored once more to offer Balmoral a 5-three lead alternatively Mohammed scored over again to add extra suspense with decrease than two minutes to play.
the sport used to be held up for roughly 12 minutes after Mohammed fell heavily trying clinical consideration and shedding his horse inside the process.
the game sooner or later ended 5-4.
in the first in form of the day, Murtala Aliyu scored twice inside the closing chukka to supply Kano Nakudu a 6 – 4 half of win over Ibadan Eleyele who at a point have been highest four half of – three inside the ultimate chukka.
Lagos eat N’ Go had been relieved to see the seconds ticked away of their nervy eight half – eight win over Lagos Lintex. Yemo Alakija’s low shot proved to be the winning purpose as Lintex scored the remaining three targets of the fit by the use of Abba Dantata (twice) and Jamilu Umar.