Bedworth v Sporting Khalsa Preview

Bedworth host Sporting Khalsa in a fixture rearranged from earlier in the season.

Khalsa are currently sitting 5th in the league and have made a positive start to the season winning 8 out of their 12 games drawing 1 and losing 3.  With all 3 of their losses coming at the Guardian Warehousing Arena.   The only points they have dropped on the road was in their second game against Boldmere St Michaels where the home side equalised in the last minute.  Last time out Khalsa run out 4 nil winners against bottom of the league Yaxley with the last 2 goals coming in the last 3 minutes of the game. Prior to that they had a comprehensive 5-1 win at home to Harborough Town and a 3-2 win away against Sutton Coldfield Town.  Miracle Okafor has been their danger man in front of goal scoring 8 in his 15 appearances this season.

Bedworth undoubtedly played their best football of the season on Saturday against Gresley running out 3-0 winners a result that flattered the visitors. Apart from the Loughborough game where the Greenbacks lost in unfortunate circumstances they have steadied the ship and are now looking upwards.  Bedworth are currently sitting 4th in the form guide over the last 6 games and will be looking to improve that Tuesday night.  The Greenbacks will be without Khaellem Bailey-Nichols after his injury on Saturday, Kyle Barnett will be serving his second match of his 2 match suspension and both Reece Blackmore and Luke Rowe are a couple of weeks away from returning.  Apart from those 4 Andy Penny and Jamie Lenton will have a full squad to choose from.

Jamie said “Khalsa have had a good start to season with an excellent away record but all runs eventually come to an end.  We have worked hard as a management team over the last couple of weeks to bring in quality players to improve the squad and we believe the new faces we have brought in have definitely improved the competition in the squad which in turn improves the quality of all players.   With the competition in the squad no one is a guaranteed to start add into the new signings how well the younger players have done when they have come in that makes the competition for a place in the first 11 a lot harder.  If we now play to the levels that we believe the players can reach we can beat or at least match any of the teams in this league.”