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Victory for khalsa at Hampton-in-Arden

Leamington Editorial 18th Feb, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

KHALSA closed the gap on third-placed Lichfield to five points in the Midland Hockey League Premier Division thanks to a commanding 6-3 win on the road at Hampton-in-Arden.

After a disappointing loss to Lichfield last week, Khalsa wanted to continue their winning run away at Hampton but it was both teams who started well with great composure and structure.

Alex Iodine opened the scoring from a well worked move and the visitors almost doubled their lead with two opportunities from short corners which were both cleared off the line.

A second goal eventually came through Anit Chudasama who scored from an open play move which was started from Khasla’s own half.

The visitors were dealt blow after finding themselves a man down due to yellow card sin bin and the home side took full advantage by pulling a goal back.

However towards the end of first half Jack Gurminder scored to restore the two-goal advantage.

Khalsa re-shuffled their structure at the break which allowed Stuart Gooderham and Jack Wells more freedom to become more creative and it worked with the latter scoring a splendid goal to make it 4-1.

The hosts kept up the pressure and scored a second goal after the players lost another player to a yellow card.

But when they returned to full strength Iodine was able to bag a his second to make it comfortable for the visitors.

Hampton-in-Arden pulled another goal back with Elliot Rider in pain but Khalsa rallied around and finished the game well with Chris Darling scoring to secure a 6-3 win.

Up next for Khalsa is a difficult home test at home to new league leaders Bournville.

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