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Whitehall half a point up on Praetorian

Clifton Henry

Whitehall half a point  up on Praetorian

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Action in the First Citizens Bank sponsored six-goal polo tournament continued on Sunday at the Apes Hill Polo Estate in St James with two exciting games on the evening’s card.
Playing before one of the largest crowds seen at the Apes Hill grounds for quite a while, patrons were rewarded with two games of the highest quality as  team Whitehall defeated Praetorian five goals to four-and-a-half to win by the slimmest of margins in the afternoon’s opening  game.
Wayne Archer was the leading goal scorer with three goals for Whitehall, with one goal each coming from the mallets of Harry Manning and Stuart Gill. For the losers, Phillipe Villamil led the way with three goals and Jeff Evelyn one goal to add to the team’s half-goal handicap advantage.
The second match of the afternoon was an all-Apes Hill affair. Led by Sir Charles Williams the Apes Hill 1 team of Jamie Dickson, Adam Deane and Mark Atwell showed no mercy to their Apes Hill 3 team mates with a crushing 12-4 lopsided victory.  
Mark Atwell opened the scoring in the first chukka with an easy goal for the victors with Carlos San Roman scoring the equaliser moments later.
Jamie Dickson then set the tone for the remainder of the match with two quick strikes to put his opponents on the back foot.
He found great support from Mark Atwell and Adam Deane who both continues to excel with every game.  
The trio, backed by solid defence from Sir Charles, tormented their opponents, with the only resistance coming from Damian Luke who ended the game with three goals to his credit. Sir Charles, not to be left out of the goal spree, scored a cracker of a shot to add his name to the score sheet. Jamie Dickson was the leading goal scorer for Apes Hill 1 with five goals, while Deane and Atwell scored three each.