On Thursday 4th May, the Radley 1st Polo Team took on Eton at Guards Polo Club. As was the case last year, as well as on Thursday, Eton started with a 2.5 goal score advantage due to the handicap difference between the two teams. Radley managed to secure the win, with the score ending
6 - 3.5. This was not quite the 12 - 3.5 the team had managed the year before but nevertheless proved a valiant victory to start the team’s season.
Three of the four 1st team players managed to score goals, and with Thursday’s fixture being the first time this season that half of the team had ridden a horse, it proved a very successful day. Radley will be competing in the Copenhagen Cup at Guards Polo Club on the weekend of 20th May against other leading polo-playing schools, and thus, the Eton fixture and the upcoming fixtures against both Harrow and Stowe are great preparation for what will be a very competitive tournament.
Report by Max Rumsey, 6.2, F Social
Captain of Radley Polo