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Ellerstina defeated Alegria and obtained the second consecutive Hurlingham Open

Ellerstina defeated Alegria and obtained the second consecutive Hurlingham Open

Ellerstina Johor was consecrated two-time champion of the Hurlingham Club Open Championship, after beating Alegría Land Rover by 16-14. Thus, in the 124th version of this contest, the Zeta stayed with The Ayrshire Cup; while Alegría had to settle for the John Ravenscroft Cup. After a smooth start, Alegría was a hurricane in the second set. With enormous attitude, speed in the horses and authority to win the throw-ins, the magenta team managed a partial 5-1 to be ahead by 6-2 and mark the ground. The men in black were nervous, deconcentrated and disorganized in their game, while Alegría fought in all sectors and won all the divided bowls, with Hilario Ulloa as the standard of the fight and “Sapo” Caset effective in attack.

But after the third, the Zeta adjusted the marks, Facundo Pieres began to manage the game and managed to get his team to take a shot, although a goal by Canadian Mannix on the bell returned to give air to Alegría on the scoreboard. With Polito playing in a huge way, although still without the coupling of his three teammates, the Zeta went down 8-9 in the fifth chukker, where he fell Facu and had to leave his place to Lucas James.

But despite what was heard in the stands, the Zeta, with positional changes and commanded by Polito, pure claw and heart achieved the tie and went to the front for the first time in the entire game to start the sixth chukker. From there, the meeting was made back and forth, messy and vibrant, with successive draws and much suspense. In the seventh period, a great goal by Nicolàs Pieres (raised his level in the second half), led the triumph of Ellerstina, who had as a pillar Polito, who after the match confirmed that it was his best game since he played in Ellerstina.

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