ASC-INEPC clinch B'lore Polo Cup

ASC-INEPC clinch B'lore Polo Cup

The Army Service Corps (ASC) and Indian Navy Polo and Equestrian Club (INPEC) team defeated 61 Cavalry Polo Club (61 Cav) and Remount Veterinary Corps (RVC) 8-5.5 to clinch the eight-goal Bangalore Polo Cup, the final leg of the Bangalore Polo Season, at the Agram ground on Sunday.

61 Cav and RVC came in to the game with a handicap of plus six which gave them a 1.5-goal advantage as their opponents ASC-INPEC had a superior plus eight handicap.

Cdr Akhil Sirohi  got ASC-INPEC off to a flying start by scoring two goals in the first chukker. Brig SS Kashyap's goal brought 61 Cav-RVC back into the game leaving the scores at 3-2.5 after the first chukker.

Sirohi increased his side's lead by scoring two more goals in the second chukker.  ASC-INPEC went into the third chukker with a lead of 5-3.5, as Sirohi struck once again but his third chukker goal was negated by a Dfr Vijay Singh and the game remained a close affair at 6-4.5 before the final chukker began.

Sirohi capped-off a fine performance by scoring two more goals in the final chukker to take his tally to seven. 61 Cav-RVC did not go down without a fight as Vijay Singh scored his second of the game. But ASC-INPEC defended resolutely to shut out 61 Cav-RVC and win the match.

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