KHALSA’s Firsts further consolidated third spot in the MRHA Midlands Premier Division with a 6-3 home victory over Leek.
The hosts started the stronger of the two sides with an early goal through David Harris.
Some excellent link-up play between Alex Idoine, Jack Wells and Gurminder Ghattaura created Khalsa’s first penalty corner of the game which was dispatched into the roof of the net by Idoine.
With a two-goal lead in the opening ten minutes, Khalsa continued to press forward being awarded another penalty corner which had the same result, Idoine this time placing the ball into the side netting.
Now 3-0 down, Leek shuffled their formation and started to dominate some possession leading to their first penalty corner which was converted into the top corner reducing the deficit.
The visitors grew in confidence from this goal and managed to convert another penalty corner with keeper Elliot Rider unable to make a save.
Scott Angliss, Sean Robinson, Chris Darling and Stuart Colegate marshalled the defence well from this point reducing the opportunities at goal and playing the ball around the back well stretching the Leek forward line.
Idoine had an opportunity to complete an early hat-trick moments before half time, however, his one-on-one effort was denied by a simple save by the keeper.
After the break Khalsa continued to press forward with Anit Chudasama and Joe Colantonio linking well on the wings to create an early short corner for Khalsa.
David Harris converted with a slick move.
Khalsa continued to dominate possession and created another opportunity for Idoine down the baseline which was slotted past the keeper to complete his hat-trick.
A misplaced pass from the midfield line to the Khalsa back allowed the Leek forwards to create a two on one situation.
Rider made an initial save but the rebound fell kindly to the forward to claw a goal back.
Khalsa continued on in the game looking for another goal to restore a three-goal cushion, and it came to Idoine through a penalty corner again.
Next up for Khalsa is a trip to Loughborough Town on Saturday.