LAHORE: James Harper sparkled with seven goals as Diamond Paints humbled Guard Rice (Black) by 8 goals to 6½ in the Enterprise Punjab Cup Polo Tournament at Lahore Polo Club (LPC) Ground here on Thursday.
It was an interesting four-chukker contest in which Harper stole the limelight from Ahmad Ali Tiwana of Guard Rice who slammed four goals. The losers had half a goal handicap advantage. The first two chukkers saw a fierce battle of horsemanship between Harper and Tiwana who both scored seven goals – three by Tiwana and four by Harper. Tiwana did score in the remaining chukkers – just one through spot penalty near goal post. But Harper was the man possessed who added three more to his tally to lead his team to a comfortable victory.
Diamond Paints: Mir Shoaib Ahmad, Omar Asjad Malhi, James Harper and Raja Samiullah
Guard Rice (Black): Taimur Ali Malik, Bilal Haye, Ahmad Ali Tiwana and Santiago Mendivil
Umpires: Marcus Hankock & Raja Temur Nadeem
Referee: Hissam Ali Hyder. – DailyTimes