Dubai down Belmont Farm In Cartier Queenâ€™s Cup
By Herbert Spencer
Rashid Albwardyâ€™s Dubai beat Belmont Farm 13-8 in their league match for the Cartier Queenâ€™s Cup Tuesday.
Newcomers Belmont Farm are the only team of four English professionals, all members of the England national squad, in the Guards Polo Club tournament. Playing on their own ground and with 10-goaler Adolfo Cambiaso in their line-up, Dubai dominated the game from start to finish.
Albwardyâ€™s team held their opponents scoreless in the first period and took an early 3-0 lead. Belmont Farm had their best chukka in the second, outscoring Dubai three to one with two goals from Malcolm Borwick and a third from Satnam Dhillon against one from Dubai. Dubai again denied Belmont Farm any goals in the third period and a goal from patron Albwardy put them 5-3 up at halftime.
Dubai went 8-4 up in the fourth chukka , 9-5 in the fifth and outscored Belmont Farm four to two in the sixth to handily win the match.
Meanwhile the Hanburyâ€™s El Remanso beat Nick Clarkeâ€™s Salkeld 8-6 at Coworth Park. Salkeld started with a goal on the scoreboard on handicap. El Remanso held Salkeld scoreless in the first and fourth chukkas. Salkeld blanked El Remanso in the sixth period and scored two, but it was too late to play catch up before the final bell.
League matches continue tomorrow when titleholders Talandracas meet newcomers Saudi Zedan and Les Lions play Cortium.