King Power Foxes 13 – 9 La Bamba de Areco
at Coworth Park
Young Brand Ambassador Hugo Taylor had his first taste of Cartier polo yesterday, playing for King Power Foxes in the Cartier Queen's Cup.
This young English player is a member of the King Power game strategy and it was now the turn of the fearless Taylor to make his mark.
Meanwhile La Bamba de Areco were looking for their first win, but King Power were back on form, after Sunday’s loss to RH Polo, and ensured that they won this match with ease. Luck was also against La Bamba, with Diego Cavanagh having to retire injured in the third and his place was taken by RH’s Brazilian international Rodrigo de Andrade. Not surprisingly a substitution always unsettles a team and King Power took advantage, leading 5-4 at the start of the fourth. La Bamba failed to score in this chukka and only fired through one in the fifth, giving King Power an almost unassailable 10-5 lead going into the final chukka. La Bamba found their rhythm in the sixth but it was too late, and with King Power firing though a total of eight goals in the second half, to only five in reply from La Bamba, Top’s team registered their second win in this year’s tournament.
View our gallery of a selection of photographs of the match.