Barbados defeat Villages USA

It might have been a different day, but the result remained the same.

A Digicel-sponsored Barbados polo team definitely didn’t give a Villages USA outfit a visitors’ welcome on their way to taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the best of three series earlier today at Holders Hill.

Led by hat-tricks from Roddy Davis and Adam Deane, the Barbados side, which started with a half goal advantage and also comprised Luis Cleric and Richard Deane, defeated the visiting team six and a half goals to three before an appreciative crowd.

Despite Davis’ onslaught, which saw him score in the first, second and third chukkas, the USA team of Jason Cashin, Jim Parr, Paige Boone and Chip Campbell still remained within striking distance heading into the final period, trailing three to four and However, Deane hammered the final nails in the coffin by scoring two goals in the final period to make Sunday’s final match a mere formality.

Barbados' Adam Deane (right)  being pursued by the Villages' Jim Parr.
Barbados’ Adam Deane (right) being pursued by the Villages’ Jim Parr.

First he scored a spectacular shot from 60 yards out, after the home side was awarded a penalty, before sealing the deal with 40 seconds remaining with a strike from close distance.

Their victory followed their nine and a half to six win over the USA on Tuesday.

In the afternoon’s opening game, Unna edged an ICBL side four goals to three and a half.

For Unna, Jaime Dixon scored all four goals, while Salvador Dugan, Philip Atwell and Lucas Nicolao got on the scoresheet for Unna, who failed to keep the lead after starting with a half goal advantage.

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