It was 8th v 9th when Sporting Khalsa came to visit The OVAL in the midst of storm Eunice. Bedworth started the game against the wind and looked like they meant business from the off not allowing Khalsa any time on the ball. It was from a Khalsa attack though that Bedworth took the lead when Sam Lomax raced to the edge of his area to collect a long through ball realising he couldn’t hold it without his momentum taking him outside the box he flicked it back into box and recovered it whilst Khalsa were all appealing for handball outside the box Lomax lunched the ball forward Eesa Sawyers picked the ball up mid way inside the Khalsa half drove to the byline and cut the ball back for Harry Wakefield to finish from 5yards out for his first Bedworth goal. The rest of the first half played out to much the same of pattern with Bedworth showing more attacking intent and not allowing Khalsa any time on the ball to settle.
Halftime Bedworth United 1 Sporting Khalsa 0
The first 20 minutes of the second half again Bedworth controlled the game and created the better chances with Dawson coming the closest to doubling The Greenbacks lead when another ball into the Khalsa six yard box from Sawyers saw the Bedworth player unable to sort his feet out and the ball bounced safely into Arnold in the Khalsa goals hands. Then from out of nowhere the game changed when Luke Yates hit a speculative low drive from distance that just creeped inside the post to give Khalsa an equaliser against the run of play. 10 minutes later the turn around was complete for Khalsa when a ball into the Bedworth box from the left was turned home by Liam Armstrong. Bedworth pushed forward looking for the equaliser and came close when Lockett hit the post but with time ticking down it was Khalsa on the break who scored their third when a Lomax could only parry a rasping shot and Miracle Okafor was on hand to turn the ball home.
Fulltime Bedworth United 1 Sporting Khalsa 3
|19th February 2022
|Northern Premier League - Midlands 21-22