Magic Ravi edge aside rivals to lift trophy


Magic Ravi clinched the Master Polo Cup beating Wi Tribe/Ravi Autos by one and half goal margin in the final played here at the Fortress Stadium Lahore Cantt on chilly Sunday evening. The Master Cup, which was organized by the Lahore Garrison Saddle and Polo Club, saw close encounter between the two finalists the combined team of Wi tribe-Ravi Autos and Magic River teams. But the win came Magic Ravi way when the scored nine and a half goals and conceded eight in return to lift the trophy.
Ahmed Ali Tiwana was the hero of the winning side by scoring four goals. He was supported by Raja Taimur Nadeem and Ahmed Zubair Butt with two goals each while Hassan Agha Khan contributed one goal for the winners Magic River. Hamza Mawaz of the Wi Tribe/Ravi Autos quartet single-handedly provided tough time to the winners by alone scoring seven goals while the remaining one goal came off the mace of Mir Shoaib Ahmed.
Maj Gen Muhammad Tauqeer Ahmad HI (M), MD PASCO was the chief guest of the final ceremony and presented the main trophy and the prizes to the participants and the winning team. The tournament which blasted into action earlier last week have the top six teams of the city fighting for the top honour. Earlier in the subsidiary final, Hataff moved past PAF by 5 ½ goal by four goal.
Meanwhile, the Lahore Garrison Polo Cup having six teams will roll into action from January 7 (Monday). The teams including Newage, Rising Sun-PAF, Guards Group, Ravi Autos, 11 Corps and Master Paints will play on a half league system with the final slated for next Sunday.


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