Sporting Khalsa vs Boldmere St Michaels

Midland Football League


Sporting Khalsa


  • Gaz Singh - 2 goal(s)

Boldmere St Michaels


9th November 2019 | 3:00 pm
The Guardian Warehousing Arena


Gaz Singh – fantastic double to win the game.

A Gaz Singh brace saw Khalsa secure three points and take advantage of postponements elsewhere to go top of the Midland Premier League.

This was not one for the purists, the rain lashing down on the Aspray Arena and freezing temperatures subduing attacking play as much as spirits in the stands.

A rare moment of life saw James McGrady rampage into the box on 18 minutes, requiring Harry Craven to produce a good intervention to stop him scoring.

Josh McKenzie might have done better on 32 minutes, McGrady launching a fine probing cross from the left flank which he connected cleanly with but headed wide.

Singh should have scored almost immediately afterwards, McKenzie feeding him in the middle and Singh hurdled a challenge but then blazed over the crossbar.

But it was 1-0 on 40 minutes, Liam Armstrong setting up Singh to slide the ball home. And two minutes later it was 2-0, a long kick from Sam Arnold causing mayhem in the Boldmere box and leaving Singh to collect his second.

The second half was a drab affair, enlivened only by a handful of moments.

McGrady almost scored on 53 minutes, a lob from the left flank beating Lewis Fenney in the Boldmere goal but bouncing back off the post.

Four minutes later and McGrady flashed a shot across goal that eluded both McKenzie and Mensah Kinch.

Singh almost completed his hat-trick in style on 63 minutes, returning a goal kick from 40 yards but his effort flew agonisingly wide of the post.

And with seven minutes to play, substitute Mykel Beckley ought to have increased the scoreline further, robbing Dan O’Sullivan and racing through on goal only to blaze his effort high and wide.

Sporting Khalsa: Sam Arnold, Carlo Franco, Sean Williams, Leon Miles, Tes Robinson (captain), Mike Perks (Alex Woodhouse), Mensah Kinch (Mykel Beckley), Liam Armstrong, Josh McKenzie (Jay Holdcroft), Gaz Singh, James McGrady. Subs not used: Alex Perry, George Taylor.

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