Westfields vs Sporting Khalsa

Total Motion Midland Football League

0

Westfields

Loss

1

Sporting Khalsa

Win

  • Sean Williams - 1 goal(s)
12th January 2019 | 3:00 pm
allpay Park (Westfields)

Recap

Sean Williams – second goal for Khalsa proved to be the winner

A first-half goal from Sean Williams proved the winner as Khalsa turned in what was possibly their best performance of the season to defeat high-flyers Westfield and gain a measure of revenge for their early season thumping.

From the off this was a high-tempo and aggressive affair which the officials did brilliantly to stop from bubbling over.

The very strong Westfields side had the first good opportunity, a Lee Mills free kick on seven minutes found Carlos Moreira who put his shot on target only for Sam Arnold to pull off a great save.

Five minutes later at the other end it was Fields keeper Kieron Blackburn who was earning plaudits, pushing Daniel Westwood’s goalbound shot from ten yards out onto the crossbar and collecting the rebound safely.

Shortly afterwards, Williams fired an effort from 20 yards which dipped just over the crossbar before Ben Hayes had an opportunity at the other end but he put wide of the post from a good position.

Williams grabbed what would turn out to be the winner just before the half hour, picking up the ball deep, dropping a shoulder a couple of times to bewilder the defence and lashing a shot into the bottom right-hand corner.

Five minutes later and a freekick from Alex Woodhouse evaded everyone, including captain Tes Robinson at the far post, as it temptingly flashed across the box.

The home side picked up a head of steam as half time approached and with the last kick of the half Mills fired a shot over.

After the break it was Westfields who appeared to have the control, Khalsa were panicked in possession and gave away the ball far too easily.

But as the half progressed, the visitors began to wrest back the momentum. On 62 minutes, Westwood was fed by Williams and fired a shot just wide at the near post and five minutes later Alex Perry had an opportunity from a Woodhouse freekick but really didn’t connect anything like as well as he should with the header.

Immediately at the other end Hayes broke through after getting the better of Carlo Franco on one of the rare occasions during the afternoon the defender wasn’t completely in charge and drifted into the box and forced another great block from Arnold.

With eight minutes to play, Williams connected with a flying header onto a gorgeous Franco cross from the right wing, Blackburn making the save of the afternoon to keep it out before substitute Nick Turton put the rebound wide.

Khalsa did enough to close out the game, earning Arnold his 13thclean sheet of the season and, more importantly, a valuable three points for Khalsa.

Sporting Khalsa: Sam Arnold, Carlo Franco, Alex Woodhouse, Leon Miles, Tes Robinson (captain), Alex Perry (Mensah Kinch), Dave Meese, Liam Armstrong, Dan Westwood (Nicky Turton), Josh Thomas (Mykel Beckley), Sean Williams. Subs not used: Remi Birch, Adam Osbourne.

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