AM/UAE Takes Home the Sir Winston Churchill Cup 2020


The teams at the final of the Sir Winston Churchill Cup 2020 had spectators cheer with excitement. Habtoor Polo faced Ankora/Bangash at the Subsidiary Final and, Dubai Wolves fought for the cup against AM/UAE Polo at the Final match.

The Subsidiary Match opened with a goal Justo Cuitino for Habtoor Polo that was immediately matched by Federico Potobsky. Habtoor Polo took off with a flurry of goals and gained a six-goal advantage by the end of the next chukker. Ankora/Bangash raced to close the gap in scores during the last two chukkers but with the early lead created by Habtoor Polo, was not enough to beat its opponent. The game closed at nine goals to six in favour of Habtoor Polo.

Match Progression: 2 1 | 7-1 | 9-3 | 9-6

AM/UAE Polo dominated the first half of the final match with Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum scoring a goal for the team at the first chukker and, kept the lead until the end of the penultimate chukker. Dubai Wolves made an astounding comeback at the final chukker almost taking the win with its half goal advantage. However, Benjamin Panelo stole the victory with a last-second goal and ended the game at seven goals to six and a half.

Match Progression: 3-0.5 | 4-1.5 | 6-2.5 | 7-6.5

Martin G. Pedersen, Chairman of International Free Zone Authority awarded the teams of the day. Benjamin Panelo was the Most Valuable Player and Cicatriz, ridden by Marcos Hariott, was the Best Playing Pony.





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