Lagos Caverton/Sao Polo began their chase for a place in the final of the Low Cup of the 2018 Lagos International Polo Tournament mainly sponsored by GTBank with an 8 â€“ 4 Â½ win over Lagos STL.
Lagos Optima Energy out-galloped their city rival, Lagos Plug to also brighten their chances of making it to Sundayâ€™s final.
Martin Juaregi, unsurprisingly, ran the show on behalf of Caverton/Sao Polo netting a large chunk of his sideâ€™s goals while Jamilu Umar and Rotimi Makanjuola, the sideâ€™s patron, were also on target.
STL parading Omololu Agoro, Mario Gomez, Khalifa Ibrahim and Seyi Tinubu, who is the patron began on Â½ goal handicap but had their lead wiped off in the opening chukka with Argentine four-goaler, Juaregi scoring twice but STL stayed in touch with a goal by Ibrahim.
The third match of the day saw Lagos Plug having no answer to the intense play of Optima Energy who ran out 7-2 winners.
Ibrahim Dantala and Saidu Umar starred as Optima Energy were optimally energized for what turned out to be a resounding victory.
Goals difference is always going to play a huge part in the race for who among the eight teams will clinch the sole ticket in the League 1 which has eight teams and the both Umar, the hitman and Dantala enforced their presence in the game while, Timi Badiru, 14, also had a game to remember.
The match between Lagos Agad and Kaduna Trappco which was called-off due to poor visibility was concluded with Agad scoring a goal to win 7- 5 1/2 having led 6 – 7 1/2 before the final two minutes was decided.
Fridayâ€™s schedule will see Ibadan Bodija file out against Port Harcourt Elshcon, who had a very slim chance of progressing after their defeat against Kaduna YY Sublime in their first match. Lagos La Mansuri are in for a tough meeting with Lagos A-Plus/DDSS while the penultimate match which is also in the Low Cup will see Kano Dantek/YBL confront YY Sublime.
The dayâ€™s activities will be rounded off with the Italian Ambassador Cup between two selected teams.