LAHORE - Remounts, Rijas Development/Master Paints, Barry’s/BN 2 and HN Polo qualified for the semifinals of the Brighto Paints Lahore Open Polo Championship 2021 here at the historic Lahore Polo Club ground. 

Meanwhile, three matches were decided on Wednesday while top four on the points table made their way to the last four in this two-week long eight-goal tournament. The three winners of the day were Coca Cola Polo Team, Newage Cables/Rizvi’s and Monnoo Polo Team. 

Helped by heroics of Tomas Reinoso, Coca Cola hammered Remounts by a good margin of 7-3 in the first match of the day. Reinoso was the shinning star from the winning side with a contribution of fabulous five goals while Shaikh Muhammad Raffay thrashed in two goals. ALD (R) Imran Shahid, Swr (R) Naeem and Nicolas scored one goal each. 

Tomas Marin Moreno excelled in Newage Cables/Rizvi’s 8-6 triumph over BN/Diamond Paints in the second encounter of the day. The classic contribution of five fantastic goals by Tomas Mareno made him hero of the day for Newage/Rizvi’s while his teammates Omar Asjad Mali and Agha Musa converted two and one goal respectively. From BN/Diamond Paints, Ahmed Ali Tiwana and Abdul Rehman Monnoo banged in a brace each while Agha Musa and Mir Shoaib Ahmed struck one goal apiece. 

The third match of the day saw Monnoo Polo and Rijas Development/Master Paints playing a thrilling match and after a tough battle, Monnoo Polo succeeded in recording a close 5-4 victory. Amir Reza Behboudi was the player who played key role in Monnoo Polo’s triumph as he hammered a hat-trick of goals while Raja Jalal Arslan and Bilal Noon hit one goal each. From the losing side, Mannuel Carranza, Mumtaz Abbas, Ch Hayat and Sufi Muhammad Amir struck one goal apiece. Both the semifinals will be contested on Friday while the finals will be on Sunday.