WITH the first team now out of action until January, Khalsa’s second team took centre stage at the weekend and recorded an emphatic 7-2 win on the road at Olton & West Warwickshire.
Khalsa showed their dominance against neighbouring Olton and started very well by taking a five-goal lead in at half-time thanks to strikes from Sanj Hayer, Darshan Theara, Ricky Atwal, and one each from Steve and Alex Iodine.
It was a familiar tale after the break with Khalsa dominating with both Steve and Alex scoring again, while the hosts scored what proved to be two late consolations.
There was also success for Khalsa’s Over 40s who reached the quarter-final of the Masters over 40s tournaments thanks to a 3-1 win at Brooklands.
The visitors had the best of the ealy chances in Manchester with Surinder Singh Saini having the best chance to score first inside the opening ten minutes.
Captain Pervinder Singh opened the scoring with a penalty corner and it was soon 2-0 thanks to a superb individual effort by Dharminder Singh Hundal.
Shortly before half-time scored a third when a good flowing move provided an easy chance for Surinder Singh Saini.
Brooklands opened strongly in the second half and pegged Khalsa in their own half, but the visitors were superbly marshalled by Raghbir Singh Hayer, Ben Burton and Harpreet Singh Hundal.
Khalsa keeper Keith Distin made a string of saves to protect the three-goal lead but he was finally beaten when Brooklands scored a penalty corner to score a late consolation.
Khalsa’s quarter-final will be played next February.
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