7 March 2013

Nigeria: Lagos Polo - Goodfellows Whitewash HST

Lagos Goodfellows continued their match for glory by beating HST 10½ - 3 in the Low Cup of the Lagos Polo International Tournament which is now in its homestretch.

FormerLagos State Commissioner for Finance Wale Edun played a circuit breaker role for the Goodfellows by curtailing the moves of the HST parading the Mdehli brothers Mohammed and Kareem.

Thomas Usher scored two 40-yards penalties to give Goodfellows a 2-½ lead but Ali Bajarwhi's 60 yard shot rolled in slowly to give HST a slender ½ - goal lead. Usher scored another penalty from 30 yards just before the as the lively opening chukka came to an end.

Wale Edu's son Tobi then put his name on the scorers' sheet by scrambling in a shot soon after, it was Usher again who scored a high goal shot from 30 yards to give the Goodfellows a 5- 2½ lead.

Usher also scored another goal in the early part of the third chukka before Tobi finished off a solo move by tapping in for 7- 2½ - lead.

Abdulmimuni Musa also scored in succession in the third chukka before Usher scored his side's tenth goal with tobi riding off Kareem Mdehli.

In the day's first Low Cup match, Kano H-Hago edged Ibadan Jericho 8-7 to notch their second straight win. Their low-margin win could however count against them for a place in Sunday's final following Kano RTC's 8-3½ - win over Jericho. The defeat ended Jericho's slim hope of progressing to the final.

Another entertaining match yesterday saw Caverton whitewash Bell Oil & Gas 11½ -3 in the League 1 of the Low Cup.

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