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Polo | Tournaments


WHITE BIRCH CRUSH AUDI WITH A 12 GOAL THRILLER AT EAST COAST OPEN FINAL



16 September 2016


White Birch and Audi were seen in very intense form at their recent face-off on the field for the East Coast Open Final at Greenwich Polo Club.


An enthralling final at Greenwich with youngest player brining glory for team White Birch White Birch and Audi were seen in very intense form at their recent face-off on the field for the East Coast Open Final at Greenwich Polo Club. The Sunday afternoon saw flag raising ceremony followed by an honorary parade from the second company governor’s horse. The Peter Brant’s team beat defeated with winning 12 goals to 11 following a very hard fought game decided along with a show worthy goal by Santino Magrini.

The game went on being neck to neck between both the teams. Audi didn’t miss the opportunity to dominate White Birch in the first half of the game. It was that game turning pass from Sebastian Merlos to Nic Roldan which gave Audi their opening goal and a lead in the final. White Birch was seen to have its first goal when they received a penalty conversion from Hilario Ulloa.

Second chukker saw Audi continuing hitting three consecutive goals and glorified itself with an 8-1 advantage halfway through the third chukker. On the other hand, Hilario Ulloa tried best to bring scores for White Birch and made a strong comeback by halftime managing to lessen the goal difference. Scores saw Audi still leading the game by 9-4.

The game took an interesting turn as second half of the game saw White Birch hitting the play field with strong on-field strategies and scoring three back to back goals cutting the margin down by 7-9 now. Eventually White Birch got as close as just one chukker to go with team Audi with a lot many penalty conversions for them. The last chukker had both teams playing it hard to win the game with a one on one goal from Birch’s Hilario Ulloa and Audi’s Merlos, and bringing in a sudden penalty for White Birch.

The final was an ultimate sight for all the onlookers as the last 45 seconds were about to decide the champions for this final. Audi’s Peter Brant after an injury left the field and was replaced by Justin Daniels from the team. Daniels continued to bring in score and take team closer to the trophy.

The golden goal was targeted by both the participating teams in extra chukker. The East Coast Open had its champions the moment 16-year-old Santino Magrin hit an open backhand and brought victory to team White Birch.




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