LAHORE – Guard Group squeezed into the April Cup Polo 2012 main final after defeating their opponents here at Lahore Polo Club on Friday.

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Though Guard Group and Newage played superb polo and scored five goals each yet one goal handicapped advantage guided Guard Group to victory over Newage. The first goal of the match was hit by Abdul Rehman Monnoo of Newage while Raja Samiullah and Taimur Ali Malik converted one goal each for Guard Group finishing the first chukker 2-1.

The only goal in the second chukker was scored by Shah Shamyl Alam for Newage. Shah Shamyl continued his brilliance in the third chukker as well and had another one goal for his team making it 2-3 but Taimur levelled it once again.

In the last chukker, Shah Shamyl smashed two back-to back goals for Newage which were once again levelled by to back-to-back goals by Raja Samiullah and at the end of last chukker, the score was equal. Guard Group, which had five goals handicapped, defeated four-goal handicapped team Newage with the difference of just one handicapped goal.