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POLO: Manyatta tackle Brookside in battle for Fawcus Cup honours

Last updated 2 months ago | By Ben Ahenda

Manyatta and Brookside Fruitness won their semi-final matches to romp into the finals as the curtains come down on Fawcus Cup/Moi Trophy Polo Championships at Manyatta Polo Club in Gilgil this afternoon.

Manyatta saw off Mascor Blue 5-3 in the opening semi-final match yesterday as Brookside Fruitness defeated John Deere Black team of Izzy Parsons(2.5), Gideon Moi (1), Will Millar (@.5) and Pyyllipa Gulden(0) 3-2 in the second semi-final to book their ticket in the final.

Handicap 3.5 Archie Voorspuy put through a double with Cheza Millar (0) scoring a hat-trick for Manyatta to claim victory with Natasha Tisminieszky, Kimoi Moi and Chris Foot reducing the deficits for Mascor Blue.

“Today (yesterday), was not a good day for us despite some good work from the team,” Gideon said after the match.

Gideon Moi of John Deere Black during the Fawcus cup and the Moi Trophy at Manyatta Polo club in Gilgil Nakuru county on December 12, 2020. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

Handicap 3.5 Craig Millar was outstanding for Brookside Fruitness, a team that also had Tom Stonewigg (1), Louis Roumeguere (0) and Izzy Stichbury (0). Millar scored a hat-trick that sailed them to the final.

“I must thank my 10-year-old South African horse Cricket for a job well done and for the damage it did to our opponents,” Millar said.

In the losers semi-final match of the Fawcus Cup, Nairobi Polo Club lost 3.5-8 to Brookside Dairy Best.

And in the three match round robin Moi Trophy Championships, John Deere Green won the second round of the series with a 4-2 win over Mascor White after the two teams were forced to a 2-2 draw in their opening match on Friday.

The victory saw John Deere Green extend their lead to 6-4 aggregate ahead of the final match this morning.

Fred Kambo and Emily Stonewigg each scored a double for the winners.

[Kipsang Joseph, Standard]
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