Bedworth United v Sporting Khalsa preview

Bedworth host Sporting Khalsa this week. The Greenbacks had a well earned rest last Saturday whilst other teams had some catch up fixtures, Khalsa’s 6-2 home victory against second from bottom Wisbech Town saw them go level with The Greenbacks on points with only Bedworths better goal difference separating the 2 sides. In the reverse fixture earlier in the season Khalsa ran out 4-1 winners on a damp Tuesday night.  A scoreline that didn’t really reflect the game with Bedworth equalising on the hour mark but then going for the win and getting caught on the break 3 times as they pushed forward.  The Greenbacks by far played better football for the majority of the game but did not get the goals they deserved.

Khalsa’s first season at step 4 has been steady with them spending most of their time around mid table,  their record of 13 wins 3 draws and 12 losses cements that mid table position heading into the business end of the season. Their last 3 outings have seen them win one home against Wisbech Town, draw one 2-2 away at Carlton and lose one 3-2 at home to Cambridge City.  Mirroring Bedworth’s situation they have performed much better at home than they have on their travels only winning 4 away but doubling that at home with 8 wins.

The Greenbacks are coming into this game after 2 defeats and steadying the ship draw against Daventry.  They will be looking for 3 points in this game to lift them clear of that mid table chasing pack.  Stu Storer has a full deck to pick from with no suspensions or injuries to hamper his selection.

Khalsa danger man on the scoring front this season in the league has been James McGrady who has netted 10 of Khalsa’s 53 league goals in his 27 league appearances, with his last one being an 82nd minute equaliser in the 2-2 draw at Carlton.