A Gandhar Memorial Polo : Rupkumar PC, UYPC move into semis

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Mar 17 : Rupkumar Polo Club (RKPC) and UYPC, Uripok advanced to the semi-finals of the ongoing 1st Athokpam Gandhar Memorial State Level Polo Tournament.
RKPC entered the last-4 stage with a 7-3 thrashing of hosts Chingkhei Hunba Polo Club (CHPC), Kongpal today in a quarter final match.
H Abung Khuman scored thrice and Thomson and L Rohit scored two goals in RKPC's victory as Th Manisana, M Bhupendrajit and H Pritam scored a goal apiece for the losing team.
RKPC were leading by 4-2 goals after two chukker with Rohit and Abung scoring a goal each in the first chukker and L Thomson scoring twice in the second chukker. For CHPC, Pritam scored the first goal in the first chukker and Bhupendrajit scored the second in the second chukker.
Abung scored twice in the third chukker to give RKPC a 6-2 lead before L Rohit scored his second in the last chuker  which also saw Manisana add one for CHPC.
In another quarter final match of the day, UYPC rallied back to edge out Major Karan Polo Club (MKPC), Kakwa 9-7.
MKPC enjoyed a 5-3 lead after two chukkers but UYPC rode on Th Nongpoknganba's briliance to pump in three goals apiece in the last two chukkers to seal the 9-7 comeback win.
S Bimol scored thrice for UYPC (one each in the first two chukkers and one in the last chukker) as Alex Aheibam and S Saolin scored a goal each respectively in the first and the third chukker.
For Major Karan Polo Club, Kh Sushilo scored five goals alone including three goals in the second chukker as Riyakat Ali and M Kuber scored a goal apiece in the first and the third chukker.