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Big win for Khalsa over Barton

Leamington Editorial 19th Nov, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

KHALSA moved up to fifth in the Midland League Premier Division thanks to an emphatic 7-3 home win over Barton.

The visitors had only claimed one point so far this season and made the trip to Warwick searching for their first win of the season.

But they got off to the worst possible start after Khalsa went ahead after only 21 seconds.

From the Barton push back, Sav Lall put in a tough tackle to initiate a counter attack allowing Jas Singh, Lall and Gurmidner Ghattaura to intricately move the ball between themselves before Ghattaura slotted the ball past the

Barton keeper.

Aaron Nagra doubled the home side’s lead from a penalty corner routine before adding a second goal for himself to give Khalsa a 3-0 lead.

Another slick move from the Leamington side between Chris Darling, Amritpal Atwal and Gooderham gave Barton’s midfield and defence no chance with a tidy finish from Mandeep Sandhar to claim his first goal of the season.

Barton were not without their threats, with some dangerous crosses coming in and home keeper Elliot Rider had to be alert at all times.

The visitors had a sniff of goal at the stroke of half time and scored giving them a lift going into the break.

But Khalsa continued from where they left off in the first half and added to their tally when Jas Singh’s silky stick skills set up Aaron Nagra to complete his hat-trick.

Khalsa continued to play confident hockey, but a resilient Barton side pulled a goal back with a well worked short corner routine to leave Rider helpless.

Khalsa restored a four-goal cushion through Nagra once again with another precisely executed short corner strike.

Alex Idoine’s quick reactions allowed him to score a seventh but the visitors were unwilling to concede the game late on and to their credit they were rewarded with another goal but it was Khalsa who took all three points.

This Saturday Khalsa travel to North Stafford.

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