Titleholders Zacara win British Open league game
By Herbert Spencer
Lyndon Leaâ€™s Zacara took their second league match Tuesday when they defeated Jerome Wirthâ€™s Enigma 13-12 in the British Open Championship for the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup at Cowdray Park Polo Club.
Zacara, winners of the 2011 Open, took an early lead, ending the first chukka 3-1 in front and leading 5-3 in the second period. Then three goals by 10-goaler Juan Martin Nero and a fourth by Matias MacDonough put Enigma ahead 7-6 at halftime.
Scoring was equal in the fourth chukka, leaving Enigma still in the lead 10-9. Zacara denied Enigma any goals in the fifth period and Ignatius Du Plessis scored two to recapture the lead for Zacara 11-10.
Nero scored two for Enigma in the sixth chukka equalled by goals from Du Plessis and Hilario Ulloa, leaving Zacara the winners by a single point at the final bell.
Zacaraâ€™s Du Plessis was high scorer of the match, notching up nine goals. Nero scored eight for Enigma.
In the other league game of the day, James Packerâ€™s Ellerston downed the Hanburyâ€™s El Remanso 14-13.
British Open league matches Wednesday are Dubai v La Bamba de Areco and EFH Bank Aravali v Sumaya.