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UK vs US polo final

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Having won both matches so far, the United Kingdom will meet the United States in the final of the ICWI Tri-Nation Ladies' Polo Tournament today at the Kingston Polo Club, Caymanas Estates.

The United States defeated Jamaica 5-1 yesterday to reach the final

The action starts at 11:00 a.m. with the 'Battle of the Sexes' polo match between a select women's team and their male counterparts, followed by the Tri-Nation final over four Chukkas at noon.

On Tuesday, the English team, led by Lucy Taylor, defeated Jamaica 5-2 at the Caymanas Estates, while on Thursday they clipped the USA 6-5 in an exciting match at Chukka Blue in Sandy Bay, Hanover. The UK team is completed by Rosie Ross, Diana Jack and Sophie Kyriazi.

According to Jamaica's captain Lesley Fong Yee, the 5-2 score against the Brits was not a true indication of how well Jamaica played.

"We started badly by conceding early goals and were outplayed in the first half", explained Fong Yee.

"However, we had the better of play in the second half even though I missed a few penalties which could have taken it close," added Fong Yee, the island's top female polo player for many years.