Range Rover rule polo field

rhondathompson, rhondathompson@nationnews.com

Added 22 January 2013

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Range Rover certainly didn’t waste any time making their presence felt in the Roger Gooding Memorial Six-Goal Polo Tournament. Playing at Lion Castle Sunday evening, they blitzed Rugby 6-3 to start the season opening competition on a winning note. Range Rover were always in the ascendancy in the contest, with seasoned players Philip Tempro and Danny Atwell scoring early in the first chukka to give their side a 2-0 lead. Rugby’s Wayne Archer pulled one back in the dying minutes of the opening period, but from there onwards, it was all one way traffic. Salvador Duggan and Jason O’Selmo both scored to extend the lead to three (4-1) in the second chukka, before both Duggan and Atwell practically sealed the deal with each scoring a goal. Lucas Nicolao and Archer would score two consolation goals for Rubgy in the fourth chukka, but the outcome was a forgone conclusion by then. Kicked There was a 15-minute stoppage in the final period when Martin Fuester was kicked in the chest by a horse in a freak accident. The Emergency Medical Team (EMT) quickly tended to Fuester as he laid on the ground grimacing in pain and gripping the left side of his chest. After a few minutes, they were able to load him into the ambulance and he was whisked away to the Sandy Crest Medical Centre. In the evening’s second game, Mike Henderson’s beaver-trick allowed Print On Demand Worldwide to defeat Apes Hill 6-2. Henderson opened the scoring in the first chukka, and added two goals in the second chukka and one in the fourth to help propel his team to victory. There were also goals for Andy Cork and Richard Gooding in the win. Pablo Crespin and Jamie Dickson both scored for Apes Hill in a losing cause. (RB)

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