LAHORE-Aviator outpaced Guard Group by 9½-3 in the Aquafina Polo Cup 2021 match played here at the Fortress Stadium Polo Ground on Wednesday.
Muhammad Ejaz displayed high-quality polo skills and mallet work to emerge as top scorer from the winning side, which had also a half goal handicap advantage. He fired in fabulous five goals while his teammate Bilal Ahmad thrashed three tremendous goals and Lt Col Saleem Babboo converted one goal. Ali Elahi, Taimur Ali Malik and Mian Abbas Mukhtar chipped in with one goal each.
Both the teams started the match well and converted one goal apiece to finish the first chukker at one-all. Guard Group also did well in the beginning of the second chukker, slamming in a field goal to gain 2-1 edge. Aviator then started playing aggressive game and managed to thrash three back-to-back goals to earn 4-2 lead. They maintained their supremacy in the third chukker as well and fully dominated it by cracking a quartet, which helped them gain a healthy 8-2 lead. The fourth and last chukker though saw both the sides converting one goal apiece yet it was team Aviator, having a half goal handicap advantage, won the encounter with a huge margin of 9½-3.