Hamza leads Shahsawars to Polo Cup title

LAHORE – Hamza Mawaz Khan struck superb seven goals to steer Wi Tribe Shahsawars 8-4½ goals title victory over Punjab Seed Corporation (PSC) in the main final of the Lucky Plastic (LP) Polo Cup 2012 here at the Lahore Polo Club on Friday.
In the first chukker, one goal each was scored by Punjab Seed’s Omer Asjad Malhi and Wi Tribe Shahsawars’ Nafees Barry. In the second chukker, Punjab Seeds Agha Murtaza Ali Khan made it 2-1 but Hamza Mawaz Khan struck twice to make it 3-2. In third chukker Hamza slammed two more goals to make it 5-2 for Wi Tribe.
The fourth chukker also belonged to Hamza as he smashed two more goals while Taimur Mawaz Khan another goal for winners to make it 8-2 but Bilal Hayat Noon pulled one back at the dying hour of the match to make it 8-3. Punjab Seed had one and half goal handicap advantage thus the final score of the match was 8-4½. Chief Guest Brig Humayun Malik gave away man of the match award to Hamza Mawaz Khan.
In the Subsidiary Final, Zafa Pharma defeated Valvoline Motor Oil by 7-5. Bilal Hayat Noon was the hero of Zafa Pharma team as he converted three impressive goals to lead his team to 7-5 triumph over their rivals. Saqib Khan Khakwani and Shiraz Qureshi were the other notable players for the winners who managed two goals each. Shah Shamyl Alam was key player for the losers who scored four goals while Adnan Jalil added one.

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