Vikings 14 – 5 Schockemohle
Park Place 13 – 12 King Power
Siri Evjemo-Nysveen’s Vikings team had a confident start to their 2021 Cartier Queen’s Cup campaign. They defeated the Schockemohle squad, looking for their first win, 14-5 at Black Bears. The Vikings were in the lead 3-1 at the end of the first and by half time had confirmed their dominance with an 8-4 advantage. Juan Martin Zubia was the star of the show for the Vikings today, scoring 12 of his team’s tally. Schockemohle struggled to get on terms and their not scoring in the fourth and fifth chukkas did not help their cause today.
The second game of the day could not have been more different – or dramatic. Incredibly this game went to an eighth chukka and widened goals. I cannot remember the last time we had widened goals in a Queen’s Cup game! Park Place and King Power matched each other for goals and for horse power at every step, ensuring a thrilling game on The Queen’s Ground at Guards Polo Club. Both patrons, Andrey Borodin (Park Place) and Top Srivaddhanaprabha, had a brilliant game, not only saving goals but delivering some fabulous runs up the field. Meanwhile the 10-goal stars of both teams had mixed fortunes. Facundo Pieres had scored nine goals by the end of the sixth chukka but could not get a goal through in the seventh. Hilario Ulloa experienced similar fortunes, firing through seven goals up to the extra time. Incredibly both he and Facundo then had chances go wide in the eighth before Facundo scored the winning goal from the field after some four minutes of play. This winner was Facundo’s 18th goal of the tournament, making him top scorer of the tournament at the time of writing.
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