KHALSA remain two points behind Midland Premier League leaders Leek after beating Stourport 5-2 on Saturday in torrential rain conditions.
The visitors to Worcestershire made the best possible start by scoring one of the quickest goals of the season.
A superb first time ball down the flank from Scott Angliss found Steve Davison unmarked and he crossed the ball for Gurminder Ghattaura to sweep Khalsa into the lead.
Davison contributed to Khalsa’s second goal with a reverse stick effort taking a kind deflection towards the goal for Mandeep Sandhar to touch over the line and double Khalsa’s lead.
After conceding two early goals, Stourport shifted formation to hit Khalsa on the break and they were rewarded with a penalty corner that was dispatched past keeper Elliot Rider.
But the goal did not unphase Khalsa who continued to press although Aaron Nagra and Jack Wells had to be alert in defence.
A third goal for the visitors came when some tremendous stick work from Jas Singh opened up space for a through ball towards David Harris who was brought down by the charging keeper and Harris powered home the resultant penalty.
After the interval Khalsa were cautious of a rampant Stourport side invigorated with some strong words from their manager.
They almost found an immediate breakthrough from a short corner but Rider made an important clearance.
At the other end Khalsa continued to create chances with Ben Scott seeing his superb effort well saved.
The deficit was reduced to two goals again when Stourport took full advantage of a three-on-one situation.
But again Khalsa continued to press forward and the two-goal cushion was re-established when Atwal produced some smooth skills and he lobbed the ball over the Stourport goalkeeper to make it 4-2.
Jo Colantonio’s tireless work in midfield was too much for his opposite number and he picked out Darling down the flank who crossed to the back post where Davision saw his deflected effort dropped into the back of the net for Khalsa’s fith and final goal of the match.
Elsewhere, Khalsa’s second team tasted a 6-1 defeat with Parvinder Sangha getting on the scoresheet with an unstoppable shot, while the third team lost 4-0 against Newark .