By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jan 3 : Samurou Polo Club and Tentha Polo Club have booked semi-final berths of the 2nd Thoubal District Polo Tournament being organised under the aegis of Manipur Horse Riding and Polo Association at Tekcham polo ground.
In the tournament's first quarter final clash, Samurou Polo Club saw off Thoubal District Polo Association-B by 8-3 goals to confirm their semi-final ticket.
Ksh Nanao, Alex, O Paikhomba and O Panoit scored two goals each for the Samurou team as Y Nitishkumar, Th Pamheiba and N Kirankumar scored a goal apiece.
Samurou Polo Club will either meet Ikop Ningthou Kangjei Polo Club, Khangabok or Tekcham Polo Club in the semi-final.
Meanwhile in a low scoring quarter final clash, Tentha Polo Club edged out Khuman Polo Club, Mayang Imphal by 2-1 goals.
P Bikash scored the opener for the winning side in the opening chukker before Ksh Naoba leveled the margin in the second chukker for Khuman Polo Club.
It was an end to end affair in the remainder of the game but S Naoba chipped in the winner in the opening minute of the penultimate chukker to set up the narrow but crucial win. The winners between Thoubal District Polo Association-A and Tekcham Polo Club-B in tomorrow's quarter final match, will set up a semi-final date with Tentha Polo Club.