Jockeying for position in the semifinals of the Duke of Sutherland Cup, Ferne Park captured the 11-9 victory over Altamira K to remain undefeated with their third win at Cowdray Park Polo Club.
Scoring seven goals each, Ferne Park’s Joaquin Pittaluga and Altamira K’s Rufino Bensadon led their respective teams in the closely matched game. Altamira K matched Ferne Park stride-for-stride in the first half, but the additional shooting chances for Ferne Park ultimately led them to victory in the second half. Outshooting Altamira K 19-12, Ferne Park overcame their inaccurate shooting in the final two chukkas, receiving contributions from Pittaluga, Marcos Araya and Luke Tomlinson to pull ahead by two. Scoring both Ferne Park goals in the final chukka, Pittaluga secured the victory to lead his team into the semifinals.