HOCKEY: LEAMINGTON Khalsa Over 40s hockey side will be playing for national glory next month after advancing to the final of the Masters National Over 40s Trophy.
They welcomed high-flying Lancashire outfit Bowden for a semi-final clash at home on Sunday.
Despite fielding a strong side, Khalsa started slowly though won a penalty corner which was comfortably saved by the Bowden keeper.
Though Khalsa peppered the Bowden net with chances while applying heaps of pressure, it was the visitors who took the lead when they scored from a breakaway move on the right.
From there the home side threw everything they had at Bowden, but it was the visitors who held the advantage at half time.
Skipper Parvinder Singh gave everyone strong words at interval to inspire his team.
And his words worked as they played better hockey throughout the second half with eventual man of the match Sean Robinson controlling the midfield.
The turning point came when Ray Hung cleared what should have been a Bowden goal off the line.
With seven minutes remaining khalsa were camped in the visitors half and the break through came when a well worked move between Dharminder and Robinson ended with Sturat Colgate scoring a vital equaliser.
Though they contained the home side, Dharminder found Robinson near the D who went on to beat two players and scored with a fierce reverse stick shot with two minutes remaining.
Khalsa will now play Epsom at Lee Valley Nastional Hockey stadium in final on 29th April 2017.