Forest Edge Rose Bowl Picnic Polo Day – The August Bank Holiday weekend brought record crowds for the second Picnic Polo day of the season. Six teams competed in the 2 goal tournament with Canonbury and Dragonfly making it into the final to play for The Whippet Trophy. Watchman and D&E playing off for the subsidiary trophy, The Forest Edge Rose Bowl, and Coombe Place and Low Profile taking to the field for the second subsidiary final, The Druids Drinks Bucket. A great day’s polo included a rare penalty decider for the final, with Canonbury taking the win by the very narrowest of margins.
The Forest Edge Rose Bowl – The first match of the day and Watchman were first to make their mark on the scoreboard with a goal from Robin Ormerod. D&E’s Cameron Ellis was quick to counter and D&E edged into the lead in chukka 2. And in the lead they stayed! The score at the final bell 6 -3 to the visiting team.
The Whippet Trophy – The second match of the day was a closely fought final with the teams tied at the start of the final chukka. Canonbury edged into the lead in the fourth but Dragonfly were quick to level the score again and the score remained five all at the final bell. Teams then lined up to take their deciding penalties, Dragonfly got three out of four between the posts but a full house for Canonbury secured them the trophy.
Druids Drinks Bucket – The final match was played for the Druids Drinks Bucket and Coombe Place came out of the gate fighting. However, Low Profile had edged into the lead by half time and held onto that advantage throughout the second half. The score at the final bell Low Profile 5, Coombe Place 2.