Polo: Touchdown Forte win Autumn championships

By Ben Ahenda: Monday, October 14th 2019 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Sports
Kimoi Moi (right) of Gold battles with Casimir Gross of Platinum in past action. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

Touchdown Forte are this year’s Autumn Polo tournament champions.

They achieved the feat after winning their third consecutive match against Cherokee Chiefs whom they dismissed 7.5-3 in the round-robin three match 8-Goal tournament.

Despite starting the match at the advantage of half fraction of a goal from their low handicap, Touchdown Forte, whose team members were Casimir Gross (5), Aisha Gross (1), Morten Jenson (1) and Henry Limb (2.5), proved themselves in the end despite being the weakest team in the tournament.

Yesterday, they scored their goals through Gross, who converted four goals while Limb had three for a total of 7.5 goals.

Cherokee Chiefs converted their goals through Jammie Murray, Jonathan Stichbury and Zambian international Pamela Greenshields.

They won the title with maximum nine points from three matches.

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In their penultimate match, the handicap 7.5 Touchdown Forte dismissed Topik Try Hards 5.5-4 on Saturday and should thank the experience of handicap 5 Kenya international Casimir Gross for that triumph.

In another match in the Main Cup contest, Topik Try Hards and Celest Top Trojans settled for a six all draw in the four-chukka match.

Topik Try Hards finished runner-up with four points from three rounds of matches.

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