X-Polo Club to clash with Chingkheihunba Polo Club in final of Hazari & Tombi Polo TournamentIMPHAL | Nov 7
X-Polo Club edged out Manipur Police Sports Club (B) by 6-5 goals to book their berth in the final of the 34th N.Hazari & Dr.N.Tombi State Polo Tournament 2018 played at Mapal Kangjeibung.
It was tough game but X-Polo Club hold their fort well till the last minute despite Manipur Police, leaving no stone unturned, but the goal remain elusive for the sad exit today.
X-Polo Club got the break in the first chucker with Th.Jacob smashing home the lone goal in the 4.43 minute to have the bigger say in the match.
Riding hard in the second chucker, X-Polo Club continued to excel with their stick work and yet again it was Th.Jacob who smacked home the second goal in the 2.46 minute and L.Atangba pushed home another goal in the 3.02 minute to enjoy the lead.
Manipur Police that was laying low, saddled up with T.Pradeepkumar striking his team first goal in 3.15 minute to trial by 1-3 goals.
The X-Polo Club were unstoppable with their good show as K.Jogendra hit home in 1.27 and P.Ojit followed suit making another goal in 5.11 minute to post 5-1 goals. Manipur Police that had a slow run, picked up their second goal from Kh.Nongpoknganba in the 3.43 minute.
Making a late minute dash in fourth chucker, Manipur Police lunged with full gallops and T.Pradeepkumar came up with his team third goal in the 0.04 second and later Kh.Nongpoknganba hit home two quick goals in 3.12 and 3.29 minute to catch up by 5-5 goals.
But Manipur Police joy short-lived as X-Polo Club stole the show with Th.Jacob hit home the winning goal in the 5.12 minute for the victory, enrooted to the final.
In another semi-final, Chingkheihunba Polo Club(A), Kongpal beat Manipur Police Sports Club(A) BY 4-3 goal to sail into the final.
Chingkheihunba Polo Club struck early in the game with A.Basanta fetching the opening goal in 0.18 minute and later Th.Kaoba consolidated in 0.31 minute for the lead. However Manipur Police manage to chip in with their opening goal through H.Abung Khuman in 6.10 minute.
Finding their rhythm, Chingkheihunba rider A.Basanta picked up his second goal in the 0.20 minute to post 3-1 goals. Manipur Police collected their wits to push up their trots and it was T.Roshan in the 4.44 minute and S.Abungcha in 6.03 minute to level the score line to 3-3 goals in the third chucker.
The fourth chucker belonged to Chingkheihunba Polo Club with A.Basanta hitting home the winning goal in 0.24 minute for the victory today.
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