Rawalpindi Zone win Army Polo Championship trophy
LAHORE (92 News) – The spectators enjoyed a fine brand of game during Army Polo Championship finals at Lahore Garrison Polo Ground on Saturday.
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif was the chief guest and awarded prizes to the winners of Army Polo and Tent Pegging Championship. Corps Commander Lahore Lt-Gen Sadiq Ali was also present.
The Rawalpindi Zone knocked Mangla Zone to runners-up position in the stunning final and took the elusive title of 2016 champions after an invigorating contest which ended with 9-5 (score). The third spot was claimed by Pakistan Rangers Punjab, winning the earlier fixture.
The final could not have been a more fierce fight between two incredible teams, Rawalpindi Zone and Mangla Zone. The players and ponies jostled for the lead continuously with each taking their turn at the top.
In the end, it all came to a head in the last chakkar when Asfanyar Pataudi scored five spectacular goals. Hence, consolidating his team position and taking Rawalpindi Zone’s score to nine goals, four goals ahead of Mangla Zone and secured victory and 2016 title.
Rawalpindi Zone captain Maj-Gen Asfandyar Pataudi received the Army Polo Championships trophy, while Gujranwala Zone Captain Lt-Col Ali Zaman received the Tent Pegging Trophy.
Earlier, the spectators were enthralled by equestrian games. The remarkable horsemanship by Army Tent Pegging teams and tilting tunes of Army band added color to the concluding ceremony of Army Polo and Tent Pegging Championship.