KHALSA picked up where they left off before the winter break by securing a narrow 1-0 victory over West Bridgford in the Midland Premier Division on Saturday.
In cold conditions, Khalsa started cautiously and were caught on the break with West Bridgford winning an early short corner, however keeper Elliot Rider kept it out with a solid save.
Khalsa replied with their first short corner of the game but Aaron Nagra’s effort was saved on the line before Jas Singh found himself though on goal but his effort floated over the bar.
The hosts continued to apply pressure on the visitors with Ben Scott and Jack Wells marshalling the flanks well, while Sean Robinson cancelled any threat through the middle.
West Bridgford did enjoy some good possession play however they found it difficult to break through Khalsa’s defence.
After the break, Khalsa started more aggressively and won an early short corner after some neat play by Gurminder Ghattaura and Amritpal Atwal but Ben Scott’s effort was saved on the line.
Steve Davison came inches away from opening the scoring with a reverse shot before the deadlock was finally broken.
A slick move from down the left wing to the right ended with a cross from Scott Angliss and Gurminder Ghattaura was able to deflect the ball into the goal.
Khalsa pressed for a second and almost doubled their lead when Mandeep Sandhar worked hard to win a penalty corner but Khalsa were unable to convert.
A challenge on Anit Chudasama lead to a West Bridgford player being dismissed for the remainder of the game and this allowed Khalsa to maintain possession more easily and see the match out to claim another three points.
There was also good news for Khalsa’s Masters side with the over 60’s progressing through to the semi-finals of the National Over 60’s Plate competition.
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Khalsa endured extreme weather conditions on Sunday and convincingly beat a very strong Devon & Cornwall side 2-0.
The visitors started better after adapting better to the weather conditions but Khalsa scored first to take a one-goal lead into half-time.
A strong defence kept the visitors at bay after the break and with ten minutes to go home side made it safe when they scored their second to make it into the final four.
Khalsa are looking for new players to join the club. For more information call Narinder Birdi on 07923051670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.