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Report of game played on Wednesday 4th August 2010

Summer League (No Match report yet)
Kingswinford 10 - 8 Ludlow North
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Report of game played on Wednesday 28th July 2010

Summer Friendly (Match report by Tom Reed)
Kingswinford 4 - 3 Old Halesonians
Goal Scorers: Sam George (2), Cole Hickman, Sophie Tibbetts

A young K’ford side hosted an equally young Old Halesonians side at the Dell Stadium. K’ford started brightly and immediately created chances with Katie Parsons and Tom Reed having good chances saved. It was K’ford who got the breakthrough midway through the first half, as Sam George struck a fierce shot in the bottom corner from a well worked short corner. K’ford then doubled the lead soon after with a fine passing move which ended with another fierce shot from Top ‘D’ by Sam George. Soon after Old Hales pulled one back with a well worked goal, but just minutes later Cole Hickman scored a penalty flick so K’ford went into half time with a 3-1 lead.
Old Hales piled on the pressure during the second half and gained another goal back, only for K’ford to counter-attack brilliantly for Sophie Tibbetts to score. From here Old Hales camped in the K’ford half looking for a way back into the match though with experienced heads of Surjit Nijjar, Tim Sanders and Julian Turner marshalling the back four, we defended resolutely. Credit must go to all of the defenders who worked hard and defended well throughout the match to preserve K’ford’s lead. Old Hales pulled another goal back but K’ford held on for a well earned victory.
Man of the Match: Sam George.

Report of game played on Tuesday 27th July 2010

Summer League (Match report by Abra Baig)
Riverway Stafford 5 - 3 Kingswinford
Goal Scorers: Simon Palmer, Kurram Mohammed, Papi Samra

Great performance by K`ford without again obtaining the required result. K`ford playing with 9 men due to a misunderstanding by a couple of players (unable to read text messages & fixture sheets) as to the match day! K`ford were in the match right up to the last 15 minutes as veteran Papi Samra brilliantly equalised to make it 3-3. However, in the last 10 minutes, the extra men Stafford had made the difference when K`ford tired to a stand still and Stafford scored 2 break away goals. K`ford could really have been 5-2 up in the first half when numerous chances were missed by various players. Capt Surjit Takhar "Summer comes to a close and as Olivia Newton-John sang it`s those Summer Nights - tell me more, tell me more"! Man of Match Papi Samra. Next week Julian Turner stands in as Capt due to the capt & vice being on Holiday.

Report of game played on Wednesday 21st July 2010

Summer Friendly (Match report by Tom Reed)
Kingswinford 5 - 3 Old Halesonians
Goal Scorers: Chris Rawlings (2), Ravi Johal (2), Cole Hickman

Man of Match Tim Sanders - Great tackles to stop Boys of Summer forwards.

Report of game played on Tuesday 20th July 2010

Summer League (Match report by Richard Brown)
Kingswinford 3 - 4 Aldersley Wolves
Goal Scorers: Abra Baig, Ash Baig, Kurram Mohammed

It was derby time again and Kingswinford lost this closely fought match. Wolverhampton had 6 first team players and ex-kings player German Singh in their ranks. Aldersley Wolves scored the first goal on 20 minutes when Kingswinford failed to clear their lines. Kingswinford then won five short corners which they failed to convert. At the stroke of half time Kingswinford equalised when Abra Baig slotted home from three yards. The second half was end to end excitement. Kingswinford had numerous chances falling to Kurram Mohammed, who looked rusty and missed them all. Aldersley were not that sloppy and scored three to make it 4-1. The last ten minutes saw Kingswinford dominate and Surjit Takhar set-up two goals by skipping past three defenders and laying off for Ash Baig & Kurram to slot home. Losing at 4-3 Kings had one final chance fall to Kurram who fired directly at the Goal Keeper. Man of Match: Kaz Purewal made the most of the few balls he had!

Report of game played on Wednesday 14th July 2010

Summer League (Match report by Harry Bains)
Kingswinford 3 - 0 Telford Kingpins
Goal Scorers: Chris Brown, Kurram Mohammed, Kuldip Randhawa

Kingswinford fielded their strongest squad this summer against an equally strong Telford X1. Kingswinford attacked in numbers but could not find a way through the Telford defence with Chris Brown, Kaz Purewal and Harry Bains going close. It was only in the last minute of the 1st half that Chris Brown flicked a short corner into the roof of the Telford net to make it 1-0. The first ten minutes of the 2nd half saw Telford dominate but Simon Palmer, Rich Brown, Sharm Dhaliwal & Kuldip Randhawa were awesome. Thereafter Kingswinford got goals two and three through Kurram Mohammed & Kuldip Randhawa. Sharm Dhaliwal said "that was a brilliant performance and we could/should have scored five or six really but a certain somebody spent his early afternoon in the pub and was too hung over to finish some easy chances!".
Man of Match Julian Turner - brilliant defending.

Report of game played on Wednesday 7th July 2010

Summer Friendly (Match report by Tom Reed)
Kingswinford 4 - 2 Boys of Summer
Goal Scorers: Daman Johal (2), Dave Williams, Dan Whittaker

Brilliant! Excellent! Unbelievable! Super! are the words that can be used to describe K'ford's victory over 'The Boys of Summer'. K'ford, with 2 returning scholars, Dave Williams & Dan Whittaker took the game to the Boys. In a well thought-out attack minded formation of 3-1-3-3, K'ford attacked in numbers and defended solid with Lubby Ram marshalling the back three. The Boys of Summer scored the first goal and K'ford responded immediately through Daman Johal. The second half began with a goal within five minutes for K'ford when Ravi Johal forced a mistake in the Boys defence and squared to Daman to Score. K'ford got their third through a Dan Whittaker Short Corner. Dave Williams added a fourth five minutes before the end. The Boys of Summer did manage a late second goal but this was too little too late. Captain Tom Reed was happy with his first victory having lost the first two games to Punjab Students & Sandwell. Man of Match Lubby Ram who made vital tackles at 0-0 said "We concentrated on defending and freezing the Boys of Summer out in the first half and it worked. The returning graduates, Dan & Dave were excellent for us in midfield. A well deserved victory". The Boys of Summer Captain retorted I should have renamed my team "The Boys of Indian Summer!".

Report of game played on Wednesday 30th June 2010

Summer League (Match report by Julian Turner)
Old Wulfrunians 4 - 4 Kingswinford
Goal Scorers: Kurram Mahammed (3), Surjit Takhar

Kingswinford found themselves 3-0 down within 10 minutes of this difficult Summer League fixture. Vice Captain, Sharm Dhaliwal made a tactical change to combat the wave of Old Wulfs attacks by bringing veteran Hari Singh into midfield. This worked and K'ford found themselves getting into their rhythm. Chris Brown linked well with new boy Kurram Mahammed setting up several chances of which Kurram converted two. The second half saw Chris Brown again create chances for Kurram and he seemed to miss the easy ones but scored a brilliant one when he rounded the Old Wulfs Keeper to make it 3-3. Old Wulfs thought they had the last laugh when they scored with 5 minutes left to make it 4-3. Up stepped Surjit Takhar to score an unbelievable goal. Takhar flicked the ball from a narrow angle, on his reverse stick, over a bemused Old Wulfs Keeper to level the match. Sharm Dhaliwal "I enjoyed that match. Two of the players today Billy & Surj have had new baby arrivals and congratulations to them. The goal Surj scored was unbelievable and some players thought it was a fluke but I've seen him do it 3 times over the last few months - It was brilliant". Man of Match Chris Brown.

Report of game played on Wednesday 23rd June 2010

Summer League (Match report by Surjit Takhar)
Ludlow North 6 - 3 Kingswinford
Goal Scorers: Surjit Takhar (2), Umran Ahmed

Great result for Ludlow. K'ford took a squad of 16 players to this distant away fixture. K'ford gave four cheap goals away in the first half leaving themselves an impossible task for the second half. Despite this mountain to climb K'ford improved their performance and many chances were created which new boy Umran was unable to convert. Surjit Takhar then moved himself up front and this paid dividends as he scored 2 goals. Ludlow added 2 more on the counter attack and the game was beyond K'ford as they scored a third in the dying minutes of the match.
Man of the Match: Harry Bains in goal.

Report of game played on Wednesday 16th June 2010

Summer League (Match report by Sam George)
Kingswinford 1 - 0 Riverway Stafford
Goal Scorer: Chris Brown

This tough Mercian Summer League fixture was all one way traffic and that was Kingswinford attacking and Stafford defending. Attack after attack was halted by an outstanding Stafford defence. K'ford did find a way through just before half time when veteran Papi Samra laid the ball off for Chris Brown to drag flick into the roof of the net. There after Kingswinford tried passing, dribbling and hitting the ball through a 10 man Stafford defence but to no avail. There was a chance for K'ford to get the second right on the dot of full time when right back Dean Holyoake picked up a Takhar through ball but fired wide with the goal at his mercy. Takhar commented "I think Stafford have been watching the football world cup and picking up tactics. They had 10 men behind the ball all the time. However, we got 3 points and even 1-0 is good enough for us!". Man of Match Parj Sangha brilliant hit outs to feed the attackers.

Report of game played on Wednesday 9th June 2010

Summer League (Match report by Richard Lloyd)
Kingswinford 4 - 1 Aldersley Wolves
Goal Scorers: Kaz Purewal, Chris Brown, Surjit Takhar (2)

Just like the Milan, Liverpool, Manchester derbies this encounter always lives upto its big billing. Wolverhampton attacked very strong in the first 10 minutes and were kept out by a solid defence of Sharm Dhaliwal, Parj Sangha, Rich Lloyd & Billy Sandhu. The one time they did find a way through, Tim Sanders made an excellent save at point blank range. On the counter attack Chris Brown fired a cross in from the left that Kaz Purewal deftly touched past a stranded Wolves Keeper. This goal gave K'ford confidence and from a short corner K'ford made it 2-0 when Chris Brown flicked past a diving Wolves keeper. The visitors did score a well worked goal just before half time. The second half saw Julian Turner & Simon Palmer dominate in midfield. They constantly tracked back, tackled and gave the ball to the rampaging K'ford forwards. From such an attack K'ford sealed the win when Julian Turner crossed for Surjit Takhar to slot home between an on rushing defenders legs. Takhar's second was sheer brilliance when he smartly combined with veteran Papi Samra, skipped past a defender, dummied the keeper and scored with his reverse stick from a narrow angle. Joint Man of the Match went to Julian Turner & Simon Palmer both were excellent. Julian Turner " I enjoyed that match even though I got fined for being 2 minutes late, however seeing Takhar's 2nd goal was worth the fine. Every time I see him play he scores some great goals and sometimes he doesn't seem interested in the easy ones!".

Report of game played on Wednesday 2nd June 2010

Summer League (Match report by Billy Sandhu)
Kingswinford 5 - 8 Sandwell 1998
Goal Scorers: Cole Hickman (2), Richard Lloyd (2), Ajay Sandhu
Sandwell: Paul Wood (3), Sarj Takhar (3), Sonny Matharu, Daman Johal

A exhilarating fixture between the two teams where Kingswinford got off to the perfect start with goals from Ajay Sandhu and Richard Lloyd. Sandwell goal keeper Tom Hickman made excellent saves in the first half and Paul Wood provided vital goals as Sandwell lacked structure. Half time encouragement talks from captains Sarj and Sharm uplifted Sandwell, this paid off with early goals from Sarj and Paul Wood, followed by Sonny and Daman scoring. Man of the match awarded to Tom Hickman.

Report of game played on Wednesday 26th May 2010

Summer League (Match report by Julian Turner)
Telford Kingpins 5 - 0 Kingswinford

A weakened Kingswinford Summer League team travelled to Telford for this annual summer clash between two great clubs. Kingswinford had 15 minutes of great hockey when they held Telford in their own half forcing a number of short corners. Lubby Ram went close when he dribbled past 2 on-rushing defenders and placed the ball wide with just the keeper to beat. Other chances went begging too. Just as last week Kingswinford then fell apart.
A dangerous ball played across field was intercepted by a Telford forward, who ran on to score. 3 goals followed before the break. The second half saw Sam George go close. Young K'ford Keeper Tom Hickman made numerous saves to keep it 4-0. However, Telford scored a final goal in the last minute to make it 5-0. Kingswinford man of match: Tom Hickman excellent goal keeping.

Report of game played on Wednesday 19th May 2010

Summer League (Match report by Julian Turner)
Kingswinford 1 - 3 Old Wulfrunians
Goal scorer: Surjit Takhar

K'ford were unlucky not to take at least a point from this close Summer League fixture. Kingswinford consisting of a team of veterans and youngsters played brilliantly and should have been at least 2-0 within 10 minutes when Sam George & Cole Hickman both were put clean through by veteran Papi Samra but both fired wide. This shrugged visitors Old Wulfs into action and they took the lead on twenty minutes. Just before the half time break, centre half Lubby Ram played a brilliant ball to Kaz Purewal, on D top, who flicked inches wide. During the second half Kingswinford attacked in numbers and again both Hickman & George were guilty of missing chances once they were put clean through by Surj Takhar. An experienced Old Wulfs Team soaked up the pressure and scored 2 on the counter attack. However, Kingswinford kept up the pressure and were rewarded with a goal when Takhar struck a powerful short corner past a hapless Old Wulfs keeper. K'ford could have snatched a draw in the last 5 minutes when veteran Hari Singh missed an open goal and then Cole Hickman rounded the keeper and failed to convert from 4 yards out. Kaz Purewal summed up by saying "Today was a story of missed chances and if we scored early on, I think we could have got the win!".

Report of game played on Saturday 1st May 2010

1st/2nd/3rd Team (Match report by Harry Gill)
Dudley Knights 2 - 4 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Richard Turner (2), Surjit Takhar (2)

Kingswinford travelled to neighbouring Dudley Knights for a very late end of season friendly. With the Knights having only 9 players, K'ford generously gave them two of their best players in Ajay Sandhu & Cole Hickman to even the match up. The Knights had the better of the early exchanges and Ajay set-up the Knights No9 twice but the young forward could not find a way past Tim Sanders in goal. Kings then got a foothold in the game when K'ford forward Takhar went on a mazy run on the left side of the 'D' lifting the ball across the face of the goal for veteran Richard Turner to control and tap home. K'ford added a second with midfielder Sunny Matharu slamming a hard hit into the 'D' for Turner to deflect through the keeper’s legs. The Knights made it 2-1 with 5 minutes to go before the break. However, just at the stroke of half time Takhar found himself in the 'D' with time & space to shoot home through the goal keepers legs. The 2nd half started at a frantic pace with many of the youngsters, Sunny Uppal, Sam George, Harry Bains replacing the veterans in the K'ford team. The Knights got a goal back and made K'ford very nervous at 3-2. Kaz Purewal collected the ball on the 25 yard line and spun past two defenders and neatly laid the ball on for Surjit Takhar. Takhar accepted the invite to get his brace by sweetly striking the ball into the far corner of the Dudley Knights goal. At 4-2 the match was won. Everyone enjoyed the fixture and all young & old in the K'ford team were worthy winners. Thank you to Ajay Sandhu & Cole Hickman for helping the Dudley Knights.
Man of the Match: Surjit Takhar.

Report of game played on Saturday 24th April 2010

Badgers (Match report by Cole Hickman)
Kingswinford 6 - 1 Parents
Goal scorers: Cole Hickman (3), Sophie Tibbetts (2), Sam George
Parents scorer: Tom Reed

An eagerly awaited fixture for both the parents and the badgers, started off as a very close game as both teams started with 10 men due to late cancellations which clearly affected the badgers as they struggled to make an impact at all within the first 20 minutes. Slowly the badgers began to set up camp in the parents half which resulted in a goal from striker Sophie Tibbetts scoring with a good shot past keeper Tom Hickman. Just before half time parents captain Tim Sanders ran through the defence only to watch his shot deflect off the post into the waiting stick of Tom Reed who finished coolly under pressure. At half time the parents were given a lift by the arrival of Dean Holyoake. Unfortunately for them the badgers sorted out there formation and began to take control of the game with Cole Hickman adding the first of the second half goals with a reverse stick shot into the bottom corner. Eager not to be outdone Sam George then broke through the defence and slotted past the stranded keeper. Hickman then built on this lead with another before Sophie Tibbetts added her second with a good strike. To round up the game Hickman grabbed another for his hat-trick.
Badgers captain Cole Hickman said “I was pleased with our performance today especially in the second half in what was my last game for the badgers, some of the youngsters proved themselves to be promising players to continue the recent success of the badgers”.
Parents captain Tim Sanders said “The parents tried hard and holding the badgers to a 1-1 score line in the first half was a major achievement. Unfortunately Age and a better passing badger’s team were too much for them in the second half.

Report of game played on Saturday 17th April 2010

1st/2nd/3rd Team (Match report by Lubby Ram)
Walsall 3 - 5 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Lubby Ram, Ravi Johal (2), Daman Johal, Ajay Sandhu

It was a pleasant sunny afternoon when we played Walsall away and looking forward to the final game of the season filled with mixed fortunes. It was a pleasant surprise to see a squad of 15 players. Harry Bains kindly volunteered to play in goal for which he deserves a mention. The match started at a good tempo with Walsall creating the more effective chances and going 2 goals up even though Harry Bains pulled off some good saves. Walsall then had a great drag flick from a short corner saved well on the line by Lubby Ram. The introduction of Dulla was a turning point which enabled the midfield to press further up the pitch and we created further chances and Ajay in particular went close on a number of occasions. It seemed that lady luck was not smiling on us until a sloppy 16 yard hit by Walsall was intercepted by Lubby who rounded the keeper and flicked high to put Kings back into the game.
A rejuvenated Ajay then produced a great run on the right hand side and dodging several tackles, pinpoint passed the ball to Ravi who tapped home from close range. Walsall then seemed to tire and we gained momentum and continued to pile on the pressure. Richard Turner had a great chance to score when he was given an excellent ball by Harry Snr whose distribution was faultless. I think that the heat and excitement got the better of Richard.
Walsall continued to attack our experienced defence. However, they stood resolute and soaked up the pressure with notable performances from Surjit Nijjar, Hari, Kuldip and Sharm. Gaps appeared in the Walsall midfield which allowed Daman to add a well taken goal to build on his excellent contribution for the first team this season. Then, not to be outdone, Ravi added another before Ajay scored the fifth following another scintillating mazy run. Walsall did get another goal; however, today was to be Kingswinford’s day. Overall, the game was played in a very good spirit which is a credit to both teams. We can all look forward to an exciting Summer Season.
In terms of the man of the match, Sarj Takhar felt that it should go to Harry Bains. Well Done Harry.

Report of game played on Saturday 10th April 2010

1st/2nd/3rd Team (Match report by Kaza Purewal)
Kingswinford 3 - 4 Old Halesonians
Goal scorers: Ajay Sandhu (2), Lubby Ram

Kingswinford again fielded a mix team with only 2 first team players with Old Hales bringing 5 first teamers and 3 Stourport National League players of Paul Wood, Mark Curzo & Thomas Hand (Tank)! Old Hales took the lead within 5 minutes and added a second on 7 minutes. This clicked Kingswinford into action and Surjit Takhar, Sam George & Sunny Uppal went close. The second half saw the arrival of Lubby Ram and Kingswinford changed their formation to accommodate him. There was an instant impact when Ajay Sandhu ran through four challenges and slotted home to make it 2-1. Old Hales scored a lucky goal, which keeper Tim Sanders, should have kept out to make it 3-1. Sandhu scored a second to make it 3-2 from a well worked short corner. Midfielder Lubby Ram then scored a fantastic goal when he dribbled himself into some space and lobbed the keeper from the 'D' Top! At 3-3 it was game on and Takhar could have given K'ford the lead when he fired an unstoppable shot against the post. Old Hales scored their 4th with 5 minutes left. There were chances for K'ford to level with young Cole Hickman missing a golden chance 4 yards out. Man of the match was a close call between Sharm Dhaliwal, Ajay Sandhu, Hari Singh & Lubby Ram. However Lubby wins it with his goal which is a close contender for Kingswinford’s Club Goal of the Season!

Report of game played on Saturday 3rd April 2010

1st/2nd/3rd Team (Match report by Hari Singh)
Kingswinford 5 - 8 Barford Tigers
Goal scorers: Sarj Takhar, Ajay Sandhu, Paul Wood, Sam George, Cole Hickman.

Kingswinford took on a very strong Barford Tigers Team for this exciting end of season friendly. Barford, citing last minute player withdrawals, drafted in 6 first team players whereas Kingswinford fielded 2 first teamers in Ajay Sandhu & Sarj Takhar. The rest were all veterans & badgers with the exception of guest player Paul Wood. However, Kingswinford took the game to Barford and at half time were unlucky to be only drawing 2-2 with goals from Takhar & Sandhu. The second half saw K'ford keep the Tigers at bay and the result stood at 5-5 with 10 minutes to go. Paul Wood, and youngsters Sam George & Cole Hickman scoring. However, with Barford keeping up the intense pressure, the outstanding veteran K'ford defence of Hari Singh, Sarj Nijjar & Kuldip Randhawa eventually tired. Barford scored a hat-trick of pass and move goals which won them the game. Man of the man goes to Dean Holyoake who proved that he can play at this level despite playing 3rds most of this season.

Report of games played on Saturday 27th March 2010

1st Team (Match report by Pummi Johal)
Kingswinford 3 - 3 Leamington
Goal scorers: Sarj Takhar (2), Azad Akhtar.

Kingswinford were missing 6 regular 1st team players for this tough West Mids L2 BodyKraft fixture against a strong 2nd placed Leamington Team. K'ford started badly when a soft goal was conceded on 5 minutes. However, AJ Sandhu won a brilliant short corner, which he then squared to Surjit Takhar to slam home. K'ford then took the game to Leamington and on a 5th Short Corner Azad Akhtar slotted past an on rushing keeper to make it 2-1. Just before half time, Takhar who has just hit top form received a brilliant pass from Sonny Matharu, beat the last defender and shot a super hit past an the on rushing keeper to make it 3-1. This was one of K'ford’s goal of the season. The second half saw K'ford tire in defence and Leamington took advantage scoring 2 lucky goals to make it 3-3 at the end. Man of the match Ajay Sandhu tireless running and hard work. There were good performances from Julian Turner & Surjit Takhar too. End of season party is still going on at the Britannia Inn as this report goes to press!

2nd Team (Match report by Richard Lloyd)
Market Drayton 4 - 1 Kingswinford
Goal scorer: Kuldip Randhawa

Kingswinford Second Team arrived at Keele University to play their last match of the season. Missing several key players, the team had no substitutes on an unseasonably hot day. Even so, the team started well, and after absorbing some early pressure Tom Reed latched on to a through ball and won a short corner after a mazy run. Despite missing any experienced injectors, the ball was injected straight to the waiting stick of Kuldip Randhawa, who blasted home into the bottom corner. Despite this, Kingswinford spent long periods of the first half on the back foot, and keeper Chris Rawlings was regularly called upon to make some excellent saves, while his younger brother James in particular proved to be a rock in defence. Kingswinford though, ended the half with their noses in front. In the second half, the end to end nature of the game, and the old age of the team began to show, with tired legs being slow to react to a Market Drayton short corner that was squeezed in at the near post. Some lacklustre passes were punished, and Market Drayton were rewarded with a penalty flick after a slick move in the D. The penalty was duly converted. Despite this, Kingswinford still had many charges, with Lubby Ram, target man Richard Turner and centre forward Harry Baines creating many chances, and Billy Sandhu was a force to be reckoned with on the left wing. Kings soon had a chance to equalise, with stand-in Captain Richard Lloyd thwarted by a last ditch tackle by the Drayton defenders. The team then won a string of short corners, and arguably should have had a penalty flick, with the ball appearing to have struck the Market Drayton player’s foot on the line. However, the decision didn’t go the team’s way, and a cruel counter attack goal left Kingswinford wondering what they had to do to get back into the match. Drayton soon rubbed salt in the wounds, with a 4th goal creeping in off a wicked deflection off the post. Despite this, the team kept going, but were unable to convert chances into goals, and, in truth, Market Drayton ran out deserved winners. The team have had a long and at times frustrating season, but the desire, passion and commitment of the players has been faultless. Man of the Match – Chris Rawlings

3rd Team (No Match)

(Match report by Tom Hickman)
Streetly 1 - 7 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Ethan Delves, Cole Hickman (3), Sam George (3)

Kingswinford Badgers arrived at Streetly to play their last match of the season. Due to late arrivals K’ford had to borrow a couple of players but started stronger with plenty of enthusiasm. They took the lead through Ethan Delves finishing off a good move before livewire winger Sam George doubled the lead by breaking through the Streetly defence. George then grabbed his second with a mazy run before top scorer Cole Hickman was set up to score by Delves. Minutes before half time George completed his hat-trick by flicking the keeper to make the score 5-0 at half time. Streetly scored after the break but Hickman stopped any chance of a revival by scoring twice in which he flicked in from a short corner and well executed shot from top “D”.

Report of games played on Sunday 21st March 2010

1st Team (Match report by Sonny Matharu)
Bloxwich 3 - 9 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Surjit Takhar (3), Matt Edwards (2), Ajay Sandhu (2), Harpreet Hundal, Daman Johal

Kingswinford saved their performance of the season for the match of the season against fourth placed Bloxwich in the MRHA West Midlands League 2. Matt Edwards scored the first goal on 5 minutes with a delicate chip. Bloxwich replied instantly. Harpreet Hundal scored via a short corner with a strong hit. Surjit Takhar made it 3-1 after 15 minutes after some hard work by Edwards who crossed for Takhar to slam home. Bloxwich were strong for the last 10 minutes of the half after Ash Baig was shown a yellow card and K'ford played with 10 men. The second half started with disaster as Bloxwich scored straight after the push off to make it 3-2! Kingswinford however got into 4th & 5th gear as Takhar, Edwards & Daman Johal ripped the Bloxwich defence apart with some slick hockey. Takhar scored 2 more to get his hat-trick, his 3rd a brilliant strike from 'D' top. Edwards, Johal and Sandhu also got on the score sheet. At 9-2, Bloxwich got a penalty flick which Tim Sanders was unlucky not to save.
Sonny Matharu commented "That was the best we played all season - Tim, Sati, Dulla, Azad, Ash, Happi, Gavi, Sarj, Matt, Daman, Chris, Ajay & Matt were all brilliant. Today there was no man of the match but a team of the match !"

2nd Team (Match report by Richard Lloyd)
Pershore 5 - 0 Kingswinford

Kingswinford travelled to Pershore having already played one match the day before and missing several key players. The fatigue was evident straight away, as mistakes at the back were coolly slotted past keeper Chris Rawlings by the Pershore striker. However, this rude awakening sparked Kingswinford back to life and despite sustained pressure, including 3 short corners at the end of the 1st half, Kings’ couldn’t find a way past a Pershore keeper in good form. The second half saw some excellent performances by youngsters Sam George, Cole Hickman and Sunny Uppal, but they could not make it past a stoic Pershore defence. For long periods, Kingswinford dominated the play, but two cruel counter attacks and tired legs put an end to a Kingswinford revival. However, there were a lot of positives to be taken from the match and the team travel to Market Drayton next week for the last match of the season.

Report of games played on Saturday 20th March 2010

1st Team (Match report by Daman Johal)
Dudley Knights 0 - 16 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Matt Edwards (4), Ajay Sandhu (3), Daman Johal (3), Sarj Takhar (2), Chris Brown, Richard Turner, Sam George, Ginge Sehmbi.

Great result by Kingswinford. Man of match goes to Young Sam George who handled his first 1st team cap brilliantly. This result ensures Kingswinford will be second in the league & a win tomorrow will crown them champions.

2nd Team (No Match report yet)
Kingswinford 1 - 3 Whitchurch
Goal scorer: Gavi Singh

3rd Team (No Match report yet)
Kingswinford 0 - 15 Streetly

(Match cancelled)
Kingswinford v Wednesbury

Report of games played on Saturday 13th March 2010

Kingswinford 6 - 1 Rugeley
Goal scorers: Sarj Takhar, Chris Brown (2), Ajay Sandhu, Daman Johal (2)

Kingswinford had sweet revenge against a strong Rugeley team to win an exciting match 6-1. Sarj Takhar, now playing left wing opened the scoring when he coolly slotted home from 5 yards out. Chris Brown added the 2nd on ten minutes. Then it was all Kingswinford with Ajay Sandhu & Daman Johal making it 4-0 on half time, Both Johal & Brown got 1 each in the 2nd half to make it 6-0. Rugeley got their consolation just before full time. It was an excellent performance by K'ford with every player performing brilliantly. Man of match Sarj Takhar "I broke my hand against these guys and I am still not better but at least we had some sweet revenge for our only loss this season!".

2nd Team (No Match report yet)
Tamworth 5 - 2 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Kaza Purewal, Ravi Johal

3rd Team (No Match report yet)
Evesham 18 - 1 Kingswinford
Goal scorer: Cole Hickman

(Match cancelled - replaced by a Club match)
Kingswinford v West Bromwich

Report of games played on Saturday 6th March 2010

1st Team (Match report by Zahir Afzal)
Yardley 0 - 2 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Matt Edwards, Daman Johal

Kingswinford laboured to a victory against a stubborn Yardley team in the BodyKraft League West Mids 2 game. The league leaders, already missing 5 regular players, had to start the match without a goal keeper as Tim Sanders was running 20 minutes late! However, K'ford pressed high-up the pitch and were rewarded for their hard work when Matt Edwards courageously touched home a through ball. This resulted in him scoring but clashing with the on rushing Yardley Keeper. Edwards needed first aid for a face wound and was taken to hospital for treatment. At this stage Sanders finally found his way to the pitch. K'ford continued to attack and young Daman Johal neatly slotted home a 2nd just before the break. The second half saw Ajay Sandhu dribble past 5 defenders but his shot was saved by the Yardley Keeper. Sarj Takhar, who was playing a more defensive role, found himself clear through on the Keeper. Takhar decided to lob the diving keeper but his effort was a couple of inches too high. In defence, Azad Akhtar, Richard Brown & Sati Takhar were outstanding with Sati clearing off the line after the Yardley forward had beat Sanders with his shot. Further chances fell to Zahir Afzal, but the regular 3rd teamer was clearly not match sharp to take advantage of these. Man of Match: Daman Johal. K'ford wishes Matt Edwards a quick recovery from his injury.

2nd Team (Match report by Sharm Dhaliwal)
Kingswinford 2 - 5 West Bromwich
Goal scorers: Richard Turner, Ravi Johal

K’ford seconds encouraged by the fact that league leaders’ goalkeeper had somehow managed to lose his way en route from West Bromwich to Dudley, quickly scored 2 goals in the first 5 minutes to give themselves a head start. However, the arrival of the West Brom goalkeeper saw a change in the shape and tempo of the game with the opposition launching wave after wave of attacks. The Alamo that was K’ford’s defence was finally broken, when a failure to cut out a cross into the “D” left the West Brom forward to slot into an open goal. The opposition managed to score a second goal just before halftime to go in at 2-2.
The second half started with K’ford showing more purpose and creating some chances of their own. However, this resurrection was short lived as youth prevailed over experience, where whilst K’ford tired, West Bromwich grew stronger. West Bromwich managed to score another 3 goals to give themselves a convincing victory. At the end of the game, the wise man of K’ford, Lubby Ram stated the obvious that K’ford needed younger legs in the team if they are to succeed. In fact, he was so appalled at the lack of youth, that he has vowed to single handedly regenerate the population at K’ford HC. Long live Sant Lubby!

3rd Team (No Match report yet)
Kingswinford 0 - 2 Walsall

Badgers (Match cancelled - no pitch slot available)
Kingswinford v Streetly

Report of games played on Saturday 27th February 2010

1st Team (Match report by Hari Singh)
Aston University 0 - 5 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Surjit Takhar (2), Sonny Matharu, Ajay Sandhu (2)

Despite missing 4 vital players Kingswinford raced into the lead in this BodyKraft League West Midlands 2 fixture against the students of Aston University. Surjit Takhar popped up at the far post to tap home an Ajay Sandhu Cross. Takhar added a second with super control & hit to make it 2-0 after 10 minutes. Skipper Sonny Matharu scored the third at the stroke of half time. In the second half there were strong performances by Gavi Singh & Ash Baig. Ajay Sandhu scored a brace from a short corner & a penalty flick to make it 5-0 to K'ford. Club & Hockey Legend Sati Takhar "I have been lucky in my career to play hockey with & against some great players. The things I would stress to all players is that improvement begins by always giving 100% effort, try hard and enjoy the game. It is a great sport and we all belong to the Hockey Family." Man of Match: Ash Baig.

2nd Team (Match report by Sharm Dhaliwal)
Kingswinford 2 - 1 Kynoch
Goal scorers: Kuldip Randhawa, Richard Turner

K’ford’s seconds hosted Kynoch on a not so typical late February afternoon in a game of two halves! K’ford started the game with purpose, launching attack after attack on the opposition. The pressure finally paid off with Kuldip Randhawa scoring a beautiful goal off a penalty corner. K’ford kept up the pressure and their early dominance was rewarded once again with a goal from evergreen Richard Turner, to put the home side 2 goals up. The dominance further resulted in a penalty stroke, however, a weak effort by Andy Cutler was saved by the Kynoch keeper.
The second half started with Kynoch showing more purpose in attack and put the home side under pressure. However, some excellent keeping by Chris Rawlings nullified the attacks. As the game wore on, K’ford had a second penalty stroke awarded to them, with Kuldip Randhawa’s flick being well saved by the Kynoch keeper. Buoyed by this Kynoch began playing some great counter-attacking hockey which resulted in them scoring off a penalty corner.
The pressure began to tell on K’ford as indiscipline and squabbling amongst themselves became the norm. However some great rearguard action well marshalled by Chris Rawlings in goal allowed K’ford to hold on for a win. Breathing a sigh of relief, Captain Sharm Dhaliwal felt that a draw would have been a fair result, but was happy to walk away with all three points.
Man of the Match: Chris Rawlings

3rd Team (No Match report yet)
Bloxwich 13 - 0 Kingswinford

Badgers (Match report by Cole Hickman)
Wednesbury 2 - 7 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Cole Hickman (3), Sam George (2), Alex Gutteridge, Jordan Webb

Due to the late arrival of Captain Tim Sanders Kings played the first half with only 10 men and were led by Andy Webb. Despite having 10 men Kings started strongly and netted 3 within the first 15 minutes. The first was a debut goal for 11 year old Jordan Webb against his old club. Despite his youth Webb showed his talent and finished a well-placed cross. The second and third goals were added by centre midfielder Cole Hickman who on both occasions broke through the defence and shot past a stranded Wednesbury keeper. Wednesbury then began to pile the pressure on Kings and before half time got one back. After half time and the arrival of Tim Sanders Kings began to set up camp in the Wednesbury half which resulted in winger Sam George netting the 4th with a well placed shot. Hickman then added a fifth to claim his hat-trick before Wednesbury grabbed a second on the counter attack. Alex Gutteridge then added his own name to the score sheet after a goal mouth scramble. Sam George then cemented Kings Victory with a good finish after some great work by the midfield.

Report of games played on Sunday 21st February 2010

1st Team (Match postponed due to snow)
Bloxwich v Kingswinford

Report of games played on Saturday 20th February 2010

1st Team (Match report by Ash Baig)
Kingswinford 8 - 2 Oswestry
Goal scorers: Chris Brown (4), Surjit Takhar (2), Ajay Sandhu, Harpreet Hundal

Kingswinford won this match comfortably but played very poorly. Many goal opportunities were missed and really Kings should have had double figures and last year’s top scorer Surj Takhar missed 5 golden chances. K'ford took the lead when Takhar tapped home a cross from Chris Brown after five minutes. A second was added by Ajay Sandhu. Happi Hundal added a third but Oswestry got one back. On the stroke of half time Chris Brown made it 4-1 to K'ford. Brown continued after half time where he left off by adding another three goals to his tally. Takhar was set up on four occasions but each time shot straight at the keeper when he had time & space to maybe place the ball. Hundal also missed good chances and several short corners were also wasted by Ajay Sandhu. Oswestry scored a very good goal when their forward beat four Kingswinford defenders and hit an unstoppable reverse stick shot into K'ford top left corner past a stranded Tim Sanders. Takhar made a minor amends when he scored from a brilliant move from close range in the dying seconds of the game. Sonny Matharu commented "If we play like we did today against the top teams we will lose. Some players must not argue amongst themselves when we play badly but maintain better team discipline. We won comfortably in the end but should have had double figures, Sarj Takhar missed good chances but this is his first full game back and he is clearly not match fit!" Man of Match: Dulla Sandhu excellent in defence.

2nd Team (Match postponed due to snow)
Pershore v Kingswinford

3rd Team (No Match report yet)
Kingswinford 0 - 4 Redditch

Badgers (No Match)

Report of games played on Saturday 13th February 2010

1st Team (Match report by Ajay Sandhu)
Kynoch 0 - 6 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Ajay Sandhu (2), Daman Johal (4)

This was an excellent result by Kingswinford who were missing 5 regular players. There was a last minute call-up for old warhorse veterans Surjit Nijjar & Richard Turner. Kingswinford took the lead in the first half through an excellent solo goal by Ajay Sandhu. Sandhu added a second through a wicked deflection.
The second half belonged to the young Daman Johal who scored the remaining four goals. It was a close call for man of the match but 69 year old Surjit Nijjar edges it with a solid performance at full back having been selected in the first team at the last minute.

2nd Team (No Match report yet)
Kingswinford 0 - 7 Stafford

3rd Team (No Match report yet)
Droitwich 19 - 0 Kingswinford

Badgers (Match report by Cole Hickman)
Kingswinford 2 - 0 West Bromwich
Goal scorer: Cole Hickman (2)

Two evenly matched teams met for the second time this season on a cold February evening. Two of kings key players arrived minutes before push back which allowed West Brom to gain an early foothold in the match but they could not break through a strong Kingswinford defence. After this slow start kings slowly took control of the game which resulted in centre midfielder Cole Hickman breaking through the West Brom defence to slot home. Spurred on Kings switched into top gear which resulted in several players coming close and a disallowed goal from Sophie Tibbetts before half time. 10 minutes into the second half Hickman received a well placed pass from winger Sam George and added a second with a powerful strike from top ‘D’. Kings then defended out the rest of the match to earn a convincing victory.
Player of the match - Sophie Tibbetts.

Report of games played on Sunday 7th February 2010

2nd Team (No Match report yet)
Kingswinford 6 - 2 Barlaston
Goal scorers: Kuldip Randhawa, Ed Norman (2), Andy Cutler, Charlie Norman (2)

K’ford’s seconds hosted Barlaston on a cold and dreary Sunday afternoon for a rearranged fixture. After some early fast flowing end to end action, K’ford took control, utilising the two young wingers, Ed and Gav, who started creating problems for the visiting defence. The countless pressure saw K’ford open the scoring with a well taken goal by veteran Kuldip Randhawa. Barlaston responded with taking the game to K’ford, who promptly replied with a second goal by Ed Norman. Half time 2-0.
K’ford continued to take the game to Barlaston, and was promptly rewarded with goals by Andy Cutler and Ed Norman. Barlaston tried to launch a fight back, but K’ford’s defence well marshalled by Sharm Dhaliwal, easily dealt with the threats. However, at 4-0 up, K’ford stepped off the gas and allowed Barlaston to grab a goal. This awakened K’ford once again who quickly responded with goals number 5 and 6. Barlaston grabbed a second before the end courtesy of a Richard Lloyd deflection over goal keeper Tim Sanders.
Overall, a deserved victory that K’ford 2nds can build on.
Man of the Match: Ed Norman.

3rd Team (No Match report yet)
Kingswinford 0 - 4 Pershore

Report of games played on Saturday 6th February 2010

1st Team (Match report by Chris Rawlings)
Kingswinford 3 - 3 Pershore
Goal scorers: Matt Edwards (2), Chris Brown

Kingswinford faced rival promotion chasers Pershore at the Dell during a typical February afternoon. Pershore took the lead within the first 5 minutes after a mix-up between full backs Dulla Sandhu & Richard Brown. K'ford had fifteen minutes of pressure which they finally converted into a goal scored by Matt Edwards when he was put through by Sonny Matharu. In the second half K'ford maintained their impetus and went close 3 times when Edwards, who is normally clinical in the 'D', missed good chances. Harpreet Hundal then had a wonderful run when he beat 3 players and passed to Edwards to tap home from 3 yards out. Pershore replied instantly through a well worked counter attack goal to make it 2-2. K'ford then won a penalty - which Hundal took, but was well saved by an excellent Pershore keeper. Pershore thought they had won the game when they scored a 3rd with 5 minutes to go but K'ford replied with 2 minutes left through Chris Brown via a drive into the 'D' and shot. Sonny Matharu "We deserved 3 points today and had numerous chances to win it, but Matt Edwards lacked match fitness. We also missed Sati Takhar who is a natural full back. However other teams have dropped points too and hats off to Pershore who had a good game plan". Man of Match: Chris Brown.

2nd Team (No Match)

3rd Team (Match report by Tom Hickman)
Kingswinford 3 - 5 Stafford
Goal scorers: Billy Sandhu, Chris Rawlings, Sunny Uppal

Kingswinford 3rd Team welcomed promotion chasing Stafford for their first home fixture of 2010. Stafford opened the scoring with a well dispatched penalty flick before Billy Sandhu equalised from close range just before the break. Stafford showed their experience by scoring 4 quick goals to put the game out of reach but K’ford showed their never die attitude to score two late goals from Chris Rawlings and Sunny Uppal to make the score line more respectable.

Badgers (No Match report yet)
Old Halesonians 1 - 0 Kingswinford

Report of games played on Saturday 30th January 2010

1st Team (Match report by Ash Baig)
Barlaston 3 - 5 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Ajay Sandhu (2), Chris Brown (2), Harpreet Hundal

Kingswinford got their first 3 points of 2010 with a great performance. K'ford raced into the lead after Ajay Sandhu & Chris Brown scored two excellent goals within 10 minutes of pushback. Sandhu then added a sublime third goal when he raced the length of the pitch, round the advancing keeper and slotted home. Sati Singh & Richard Brown kept Barlaston at bay in the first half, restricting them to a couple of wild efforts. Due to injuries Manager Bill Sandhu made some changes at half time. In the second half Barlaston made some hard tackles and this unnerved Kingswinford. Barlaston scored 3 counter attack goals in the space of ten minutes to make it 3-3 with 6 minutes left. An unfit and still injured Sarj Takhar was introduced into the action to try and get the winning goal and he went very close with a reverse stick flick which went inches wide. However the break through came when veteran winger Richard Turner won a flick, which was converted by Harpreet Hundal. Keeper Tim Sanders made an excellent save from a short corner and seconds later Chris Brown scored to make it 5-3 to K'ford. Man of the match Ajay Sandhu.

2nd Team (Match postponed due to frozen pitch)
Kingswinford v Barlaston

3rd Team (No Match report yet)
Kidderminster 3 - 1 Kingswinford
Goal scorer: Sam George

Badgers (Match cancelled by Lichfield)
Kingswinford v Lichfield

Report of games played on Saturday 23rd January 2010

1st Team (No Match)

2nd Team (No Match report yet)
Kidderminster 4 - 1 Kingswinford
Goal scorer: Richard Turner

3rd Team (No Match report yet)
Old Silhillians 4 - 0 Kingswinford

Badgers (Match report by Cole Hickman)
Kingswinford 5 - 2 Sutton Coldfield
Goal scorers: Sophie Tibbetts (3), Sam George, Cole Hickman.

Kingswinford Badgers started the second half of the season well with a convincing win at an earlier time of 2:30pm at the Dell Stadium. Although they got off to a slow start Kings soon got their game together and Sophie Tibbetts started the scoring after some good teamwork. Cole Hickman then added his own name to the score sheet after receiving a through ball from Tim Sanders and placing the ball past the keeper. Tibbetts then grabbed a second with a good finishing touch. George followed up with a well placed shot to add his own name to the score sheet. Kings went into the break in a strong position holding most of the possession and creating some good chances. Unfortunately Kings got too complacent and allowed Sutton to get two back. Kings though killed the game off through Tibbetts who blazed the ball into the goal to claim her hat-trick. Captain Sanders said “It was a hard task getting back into the hockey after such a long break but the team rose to the challenge and were the rightful winners”.
Player of the match-Sophie Tibbetts.

Report of games played on Saturday 16th January 2010

1st Team (Match postponed)
Bloxwich v Kingswinford

2nd Team (Match postponed due to snow & flooded pitch)
Kingswinford v Bloxwich

3rd Team (Match postponed due to snow & flooded pitch)
Kingswinford v Pershore

Badgers (Match cancelled)
Wolverhampton v Kingswinford

Report of games played on Saturday 9th January 2010

1st Team (Match cancelled due to snow)
Barford Tigers v Kingswinford

2nd/3rd Team (Match cancelled due to snow)
Kingswinford v Barford Tigers

Badgers (Match cancelled due to snow)
Barford Tigers v Kingswinford

Report of games played on Saturday 2nd January 2010

1st Team (No Match)

2nd Team (No Match)

3rd Team (No Match)

Badgers (Match cancelled by West Bromwich)
Kingswinford v West Bromwich

Report of games played on Sunday 20th December 2009

Vets (Match cancelled due to frozen pitch)
Kingswinford v Billy Jawanda's Select XI

Report of games played on Saturday 19th December 2009

1st Team (Match cancelled - lack of Kingswinford players)
Barford Tigers v Kingswinford

2nd Team (Match cancelled due to frozen pitch)
Kingswinford v Dudley Knights

3rd Team (No Match)

Badgers (Match cancelled - lack of Barford Tigers players)
Kingswinford v Barford Tigers

Report of games played on Saturday 12th December 2009

1st Team (Match report by Sonny Matharu)
Leamington 2 - 2 Kingswinford
Goal scorer: Matt Edwards (2)

Kingswinford started this top of the table clash with 8 players and without a goal keeper due to road works & a traffic accident holding up 3 cars on the A46. Leamington won a penalty flick and the first thing Rookie Keeper Harry Bains did was pick the ball out of the net. When K'ford finally had 11 on the pitch they got a foot hold in the game and Ajay Sandhu set up top scorer Matt Edwards to smash a fierce hit into the back of Leamington’s net. Kingswinford then had numerous chances but were unable to convert these. Just before the break Daman Johal skipped past two players and set up Edwards for his second. The second half saw Kings miss numerous chances to extend their lead. In addition Julian Turner received a very harsh yellow card. Leamington were awarded a very debatable short corner late on and this was converted. Man of the Match: Ajay Sandhu (his skill and work effort were outstanding).

2nd Team (Match report by Sharm Dhaliwal)
Kingswinford 2 - 1 Market Drayton
Goal scorers: Charlie Norman, Kuldip Randhawa

The seconds hosted Market Drayton on yet another typical wintry December afternoon, with purpose and determination. With a change of formation, K’ford went looking for their “Golden Chalice”, the elusive win. They were soon rewarded with a beautifully taken goal by Charlie Norman, who proved to be a constant thorn in the opposition's side. However, for all the pressure that K’ford created, they could not add to their goal.
Market Drayton started to add more purpose to their game in the second half as the game flowed from one end to the other. From one of their attacks, Lubby Ram intercepted a through ball in the K’ford “D” and delivered a beautifully weighted pass to Kaz Purewal who went on a mazy run before slotting the ball to Kuldip Randhawa who made no mistake and added a second goal. With a two goal lead, K’ford took their foot off the pedal and allowed the opposition to launch attack after attack for which they were rewarded with a goal. Nevertheless, with Tim Sanders outstanding in goal, K’ford held firm for a well deserved win.
Man of the Match: Charlie Norman.

3rd Team (No Match)

Badgers (No Match report yet)
Kingswinford 3 - 0 Old Halesonians
Goal scorers: Sam George (2), Guneet Uppal

Report of games played on Saturday 5th December 2009

Kingswinford 8 - 0 Dudley Knights
Goal scorers: Matt Edwards (3), Ajay Sandhu (3), Daman Johal (2)

Kingswinford 1st team bounced back from last weeks disappointing loss with a great win against new club Dudley Knights in BodyKraft MRHA WML2. K'ford started the festive month in style with first half goals from Matt Edwards (brace) & Ajay Sandhu (hat-trick). Rookie keeper Harry Bains was called into action and responded with a excellent close range save. The second half saw Edwards grab his hat-trick with a reverse stick goal. Youngster Daman Johal missed a number of very easy chances before finally scoring two good goals in the last five minutes. Sonny Matharu declared "It was a good performance and Dudley Knights are not as bad as their league position suggests. It was good to have Sati Singh back in defence. I was very impressed with Julian Turner who has not played for 4 months but showed his true class by keeping the game simple, pity he could not play last week!. He linked well with Sandhu, Edwards & Baig. Next week is a tough match especially as I have 4 regular 1st team players missing but if we play simple hockey, we will have a chance". Man of match: Julian Turner.

2nd Team (Match report by Sharm Dhaliwal)
Whitchurch 4 - 2 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Lubby Ram, Richard Turner

The Seconds were on their travels to far away Whitchurch on a cold and bitter December afternoon, and soon found that tractors and speed do not go hand in hand on country roads. As a result, the seconds started the game without 3 seniors (Kaz, Billy & Lubby), and soon found themselves 0-1 down inside 2 minutes when Keeper Chris Rawlings was stranded in no mans’ land. Whitchurch kept on the pressure and soon made it 0-2, before the three amigos arrived and got on the pitch. In the prevailing confusion whilst trying to organise positions, coupled with Charlie Norman having to hobble off with an injury, Whitchurch doubled their lead and finished the half 4-0 up.
A rousing talk by skipper Sharm Dhaliwal, along with a change in tactics gave K’ford the impetus as the team launched attack after attack. Sunny Uppal stepped up to the plate with a power show performance on the right side of midfield and started giving Whitchurch a lot of headaches. Driven by this, younger brother, Guneet playing for the seconds for the first time started putting in some solid crosses into the D. Kingswinford was finally rewarded with a deserved goal off a penalty corner, when Lubby Ram received a return pass from Kaz Purewal, sold a dummy to the Whitchurch goalkeeper and slotted the ball calmly into the empty goal. Kingswinford got a second goal when Richard Turner deflected in a chest high cross from Sunny Uppal. Sadly, the pressure from K’ford did not yield any further goals and Richard Turner was left rueing a couple of chances that went begging.
Overall, better time keeping, punctuality and better goal keeping awareness in the first half could have resulted in a different scoreline and result. Man of the Match: Sunny Uppal.

3rd Team (Match cancelled - shortage of players)
Streetly v Kingswinford

Badgers (Match report by Tom Hickman)
Lichfield 0 - 4 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Sam George (3), Cole Hickman

K’ford ended their 3 game losing streak this week, with a 4-0 victory over opponents Lichfield. At the King Edward Sports Centre, K’ford showed up and got the result that they needed. It was a match that Kingswinford dominated from the start. Within the first 10 minutes Sam George opened the score with a tap in after some lovely work from the attack. K’ford won many short corners in a space of 5 minutes. With a perfect injection from Tim Sanders, Cole Hickman went on to take on 2 players and hammer the ball into the backboard. Throughout the remainder of the first half K’ford controlled the game with some excellent passing and movement but did not convert. Jordan Webb was very unlucky not to score on several occasions.
K’ford started the second half slowly as Lichfield were defending well, but their counter attacking was not strong enough to beat K’ford’s fully equipped defence who let nothing past them. After about 5 minutes, K’ford managed to break through the Lichfield defence with some superb long balls from Tom Reed which then resulted in wing-wizard Sam George slotting in his second goal. K’ford had many chances to score throughout the rest of the game and new player Peter Lloyd was unlucky having nearly scored several times and having a goal disallowed. Sam George added K’ford’s final goal after beating the keeper and bringing home the victory. Captain Tim Sanders said ‘It was a great game and I am very proud of the team. Our passing and movement was great and we were unlucky not to get more goals.’
Thanks to the players who aren’t usually Badgers who played for us. Man of the Match: Sam George.

Report of games played on Sunday 29th November 2009

EH Cup Over 50's (No Match report yet)
Eastcote 7 - 0 Kingswinford

Report of games played on Saturday 28th November 2009

1st Team (Match report by Sonny Matharu)
Rugeley 2 - 0 Kingswinford

Kingswinford’s unbeaten run came to an end when they faced a Rugeley team that were far superior in their intellectual & tactical approach. Kingswinford struggled to breakdown a defensively minded Rugeley who had 11 behind the ball. The hosts simply soaked up the pressure and waited for their opportunity to score via set pieces. Rugeley scored their first with a free hit down Kingswinford's right hand side, where the defence was non existent, which the forward tapped home at the far post. Kingswinford then struggled to find a game plan B, with some players slowing the match to crawling pace, which suited the hosts to the ground. Rugeley added a second with another set piece move down the right. Sonny Matharu "That was a poor performance. All the players need to look at their performance. To add to our troubles I have now lost Surjit Takhar to a broken hand injury. The poor man only just returned from 4 months out with back & groin problems. There will be changes for next week!".

2nd Team (Match report by Sharm Dhaliwal)
Kingswinford 1 - 2 Tamworth
Goal scorer: Richard Lloyd

The 2nds welcomed third placed Tamworth to the Dell this week for a 2.30pm pushback with a number of regulars missing due to various reasons. The home side quickly got off on the wrong foot, inviting the opposition to set up camp in their half, resulting in the visitors opening the scoring after some slick passing. However, the home side slowly got into the game with veterans, Hari Singh and Sharm Dhaliwal beginning to frustrate the opposition midfield with a range of passes and close control. K’ford came close to equalising just before halftime, when a quickly worked free hit, resulting in a ball into the “D” by Sharm Dhaliwal, being deflected agonisingly inches wide by wingman Richard Lloyd.
K’ford started the second half full of spirit and heart, eager to take the game to Tamworth. However, Tamworth scored a second goal off a hotly disputed short corner, that in the past would have knocked the wind out of the sails of the home side. Instead, Kingswinford started applying more pressure in attack with the midfield pressing further up the field. The home side were rewarded when a long corner was played into the “D” via Sharm Dhaliwal and was beautifully deflected in by Richard Lloyd. In their eagerness to get the equaliser, K’ford started leaving gaps for the opposition to exploit. However, the defence held firm and were beautifully marshalled by Giles who made a welcome return in goal. With the clock ticking away, K’ford thought they had equalised through a short corner. The “goal” was rightfully ruled out by the umpire as the ball had not hit the back board.
Nevertheless, K’ford can feel proud of their performance as it was their best of the season and hopefully we can build on this. A special mention must be made regarding James Rawlings, Sunny Uppal, Charlie Norman and especially Richard Lloyd (whose tireless running and energy up and down the left wing showed his mettle). These 4 young men stepped up to the plate and exceeded all expectations on the day. Man of the Match: Richard Lloyd.

3rd Team (Match report by Tom Hickman)
Kingswinford 3 - 3 Evesham
Goal scorers: Tom Hickman, Tom Reed, James McDaid

The third team welcomed Evesham to the Dell Stadium this week fielding several youngsters. Evesham took the lead when K’ford Keeper Chris Rawlings slipped enabling them to take the lead. After a through ball from the midfield Tom Hickman calmly collected the ball and flicked past the keeper to equalise. In the second half K’ford took the lead through Tom Reed’s superb strike. Evesham equalised before showing their experience to retake the lead. But K’ford didn’t give up and striker James McDaid slotted home after good work from the midfield. Man of the Match – Tim Sanders for brilliantly marshalling the defence.

Badgers (Match report by Cole Hickman)
Sutton Coldfield 4 - 2 Kingswinford
Goal scorer: Cole Hickman (2)

Kingswinford turned up at Sutton Coldfield with a makeshift side which included parents Steve Gutteridge and Richard Hickman. Even with these two in the squad there were only ten in the squad but Sutton kindly lent a player to the K’ford side. Right from the start K’ford took control with Cole Hickman opening the scoring by dribbling around the keeper. K’ford started to switch off and this enabled Sutton Coldfield to score four times. Hickman scored another with 10 minutes left but it was a case of too little too late. Captain Tim Sanders said after the match “we had one of those days when the squad was not at its strongest but were in the driving seat for most of the game but could not convert the chances they created.”

Report of games played on Saturday 21st November 2009

1st Team (Match report by Ash Baig)
Kingswinford 4 - 0 Yardley
Goal scorers: Ravi Johal (2), Matt Edwards, Azad Akhtar

Kingswinford hosted a young Yardley team at a water drenched Dell. Both teams found the weather conditions hard but it was Kingswinford who drew first blood. The evergreen Ravi Johal scored with his first touch in his first match back, after fracturing his leg. Azad Akhtar added a second moments later when he was put clean through by Matt Edwards. Edwards scored the third from a fine short corner routine. The second half saw Ravi Johal pounce on a loose ball to score his brace. There were scares at the other end but tackles by Sati Takhar, Dulla Sandhu & great saves by young Giles Pargeter meant K'ford kept a clean sheet. Sonny Matharu added "I had 5 regular players missing today, so this is a great result. Yardley are a young and more confident team than previous years so to win 4-0 is brilliant. It was a close choice between Sati Takhar, Giles Pargeter & Ravi Johal for Man of Match but Johal edges it".

2nd Team (No Match report yet)
West Bromwich 5 - 1 Kingswinford
Goal scorer: Richard Turner

3rd Team (No match report yet)
Walsall 0 - 8 Kingswinford

Badgers (No match report)
Kingswinford v Wolverhampton
Match abandoned at half time due to severe weather.

Report of games played on Saturday 14th November 2009

1st Team (Match report by Giles Pargeter)
Kingswinford 7 - 1 Aston University
Goal scorers: Sarj Takhar, Daman Johal, Matt Edwards 5

Kingswinford entertained Aston University students at the Dell in this West Mids BodyKraft League 2 fixture. Sarj Takhar opened the scoring for Kings with a brilliant turn and shot from 'd' top. Daman Johal added a second with a deft touch to a defence splitting pass from AJ Sandhu. Thereafter it was the Matt Edwards show. Matt scored 5 excellent goals which have propelled him to the top scorers chart. There were some good saves from Giles Pargeter to restrict Aston to just 1 goal. Man of match Matt Edwards. Skipper Sonny Matharu commented "That was a brilliant result. The next few weeks are vital for us especially with the injury sustained to Harpreet Hundal. He is out for the next 5 weeks and we will miss him".

2nd Team (Match report by Sharm Dhaliwal)
Kynoch 2 - 2 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Hari Singh, Charlie Norman

The 2nds travelled to the UCE Sports Grounds in Perry Bar, in a positive mood confident of making amends for the previous weeks’ disastrous outing. However, Kynoch took a surprising lead against the run of play when a hopeful shot in the “D” was deflected in by a hapless defender. The 2nds responded quickly by increasing the tempo and equalised via a penalty corner when Sharm Dhaliwal drew the defence before slipping the ball to Hari Singh who calmly slotted the ball home. K’ford kept up the pressure and was rewarded with a second goal resulting from a direct hit by Charlie Norman from another penalty corner. K’ford kept up the pressure in the second half, but couldn’t turn their dominance into goals and were punished, when a Kynoch counter attack was cleverly touched into goal past a stranded Chris Rawlings. Overall, the team felt that they had thrown away 2 points and it is back to the drawing board before next weeks’ visit to high flying West Bromwich.

3rd Team
(No match report yet)
Kingswinford 0 - 3 Bloxwich

Badgers (No match report yet)
Kingswinford 2 - 3 Streetly
Goal scorers: Sophie Tibbetts, Guneet Uppal

EH Under 18's Plate (No match report yet)
Kingswinford 0 - 14 Lichfield

Report of games played on Sunday 8th November 2009

EH Over 40's Cup (No match report yet)
Kingswinford 0 - 3 Chester

Report of games played on Saturday 7th November 2009

1st Team (Match report by Giles Pargeter)
Oswestry 4 - 10 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Ajay Sandhu (2), Chris Brown (3), Ash Baig, Harpreet Hundal, Sarj Takhar, Daman Johal, Azad Akhtar.

Kingswinford replied in excellent fashion to a bad start, when they were 1-0 down within 2 minutes, by scoring 6 exhilarating goals in 20 minutes of hockey. The scorers included Ajay Sandhu 2, Chris Brown 3 and Ash Baig 1. The second half saw Kingswinford add a further 4 goals by Hundal, Takhar, Johal & Akhtar. Finding themselves 10-1 up Kingswinford got too relaxed and there were guilt edges misses by Daman Johal & Ajay Sandhu. Oswestry had a mini revival, when sweeper Lubby Ram went off injured, and scored 3 goals in 10 minutes to make the score line respectable. Returning from long-term injury Sarj Takhar commented "That was a great result. I am happy for the team and I am happy to get 10 minutes match time. The last 4 months have been frustrating for me and at one time it seemed my hockey career was over but as Mark Morrison said - it’s the return of the mac and I try...". Man of Match to hat-trick hero Chris Brown.

2nd Team (Match report by Sharm Dhaliwal)
Kingswinford 0 - 5 Pershore

The 2nds entertained high flying Pershore on a cold and wintry November afternoon. Spirits were high and positive before the match, with the team eager to make amends after their last disastrous outing against Stafford. However, once the game started, gravity took over and the 2nds were quickly brought down to earth. We were outplayed, out thought and out fought. Pershore’s first goal came as a result of a free hit for a foul that occurred between the half way and 23m lines that was mysteriously allowed to be taken within the 23m line, catching the defence off guard. When the captain tried approaching the umpire to raise an objection, he was waved away. As decisions continuously went against the home side, frustration took over resulting in the team losing its’ shape and focus. More fuel was added to the fire when overly physical play was not checked. Overall, a very disappointing result, but the 2nds have only themselves to blame. Nevertheless, the 2nds are resilient and proud, and will dust themselves off, lick their wounds and fight their way out of this quagmire. We may have lost the battle but the war is far from over.

3rd Team
(No match report yet)
Redditch 10 - 0 Kingswinford

Badgers (No match report yet)
Kingswinford 2 - 3 Wednesbury
Goal scorers: Sophie Tibbetts, Sam George

Report of games played on Sunday 1st November 2009

EH Over 50's Cup (No match report yet)
Kingswinford 5 - 0 Ben Rhydding
Goal scorers: Manjit Sidhu (2), Rajinder Sehmbi, Ranjit Bhadal, Hari Singh

Report of games played on Saturday 31st October 2009

1st Team (Match report by Ashraf Baig)
Kingswinford 6 - 2 Kynoch
Goal scorers: Matt Edwards (3), Harpreet Hundal, Daman Johal, Chris Brown

Kingswinford stunned a strong Kynoch team by scoring 4 goals in the first half of this BodyKraft West Midlands League 2 clash. League toppers took the lead through Matt Edwards after he was set-up by a cross from the right by Daman Johal. Edwards got his second shortly after via a deflected shot. Harpreet Hundal added a third and Daman Johal scored the 4th on the stroke on half time. As with last week K'ford allowed the Opposition into the game in the second half when Kynoch added two well worked goals. However, Edwards & Chris Brown were on hand to score goals 5 & 6 to record an impressive victory for Kingswinford. Man of Match Lubby Ram.

2nd Team (No match report yet)
Stafford 6 - 0 Kingswinford

3rd Team (No match report yet)
Kingswinford 0 - 8 Droitwich

Badgers (Match report by Cole Hickman)
West Bromwich 2 - 4 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Sophie Tibbetts (3), Cole Hickman

Kingswinford turned up at the George Salter High School in West Bromwich with only 10 men. Despite this Kings took charge immediately and within the first 2 minutes Cole Hickman fired home after some great work from winger Sam George. West Brom then replied against the run of play. Kingswinford then bombarded the West Bromwich goal but could not beat an excellent West Bromwich Keeper on top form. With 10 minutes of the half left, centre forward Sophie Tibbetts regained K’ford’s lead with a deft touch at the back post. Just before the break West Brom equalized. After the break Kings continued to bombard the West Brom goal with Tibbetts grabbing two more Goals to complete her Hat-Trick and continue Kingswinford’s unbeaten run so far this season.

Report of games played on Saturday 24th October 2009

1st Team (Match report by Daman Johal)
Pershore 3 - 5 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Matt Edwards (2), Harpreet Hundal (2), Chris Brown

Kingswinford travelled to Pershore and put in their best performance of the season so far. Within 10 minutes Kingswinford were 2-0 up when the combination of Harpreet Hundal & Matt Edwards combined to score two outstanding goals by Edwards. Hundal added goals 3 & 4 through powerfully struck hits at short corners. The second half Kings took their foot off the gas pedal and Pershore scored two counter attack goals. Kings added a 5th through an excellent solo run by AJ Sandhu and a lay-off to Chris Brown, who tucked away low into the left corner. Pershore got their third in the dying seconds of the match. A special mention goes to K'fords defence who were outstanding the first half.
Man of Match Harpreet Hundal.

2nd Team (Match cancelled - Ludlow pulled out of League)
Kingswinford v Ludlow

3rd Team (No match report yet)
Stafford 9 - 1 Kingswinford
Goal scorer: Mark Stevenson

Badgers (Match report by Cole Hickman)
Kingswinford 5 - 0 Old Halesonians
Goal scorers: Sam George (3), Guneet Uppal, Alex Gutteridge

Kingswinford showed great teamwork and skill to beat local rivals Old Hales in this heavily competitive fixture. Both teams battled hard from the start but a 10 man Kingswinford side soon set up camp in the Old Hales half. Old Hales defended well but Kingswinford could not be denied and with an excellent display of passing finished by winger Sam George K’ford took the lead. Minutes later Guneet Uppal added his name to the score sheet making K’ford 2-0 up at half time. After the break Kingswinford continued to dominate play but Old Hales had rearranged their defence and were able to hold K’ford out for 20 minutes. In the last 15 winger Sam George Struck again with a great strike for top D. Centre forward Alex Gutteridge then forced the ball over the line from a goal mouth scramble to allow Kingswinford to increase their lead. With 5 minutes remaining George went on a mazy run beating 4 players and thee keeper to claim his hat trick and to cement K’ford victory. Captain Tim Sanders commented “Kings deserved there win today; they played well and should be proud of themselves”.
Man of the match- Sam George & Alex Gutteridge

Report of games played on Saturday 17th October 2009

1st Team (Match report by Sarj Virdee)
Kingswinford 6 - 1 Barlaston
Goal scorers: Matt Edwards (2), Ajay Sandhu, Harpreet Hundal, Azad Akhtar, Daman Johal

Excellent win by a very strong Kingswinford XI. Debutant Matt Edwards scored a brace and won man of the match award in this exciting fixture. Barlaston gave K'ford a scare early on in the match when veteran keeper Sarj Virdee was required to save from close range at 0-0. However Kingswinford took the lead shortly after through Akhtar and then controlled the match there after. Skipper Sonny Matharu said "the team is getting better & better and apart from Takhar & Gavi who are injured, I had a full squad. Next week is an especially tough match with League toppers Pershore as I have a number of players on holiday".

2nd Team (No match report yet)
Barlaston 3 - 1 Kingswinford
Goal scorer: Kuldip Randhawa

3rd Team (No match report yet)
Kingswinford 5 - 0 Kidderminster
Goal scorers: Dean Holyoake, Tom Hickman, Tom Reed, Lubby Ram (2)

Badgers (Match cancelled due to lack of players)
Lichfield v Kingswinford

Report of game played on Sunday 11th October 2009

EH Over 40's Cup (No Match report yet)
Charnwood Mountsorrel 1 - 3 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Ranjit Bhadal, Lubby Ram, Ravi Johal

Report of games played on Saturday 10th October 2009

1st Team (No match)

2nd Team (Match report by Sharm Dhaliwal)
Kingswinford 7 - 2 Kidderminster
Goal scorers: Ravi Johal (3), Kuldip Randhawa (2), Richard Lloyd (2)

K’ford started their second league match nervously with the painful memories of the previous week still fresh in the team’s minds. A typical poacher’s goal by the evergreen Ravi Johal gave the home side the lead only for it to be cruelly taken away by an equaliser from Kidderminster, who drew the goalkeeper out of position before coolly slotting the ball into an empty goal. However, the seconds are made of sterner stuff. The home side then upped the ante and produced some scintillating hockey to score two more goals to go in at half time 3-1 up. On the menu for the second half was more of the same, with the final score 7-2. A special mention for Richard Lloyd who scored two goals playing as a forward for the first time, and veteran Kuldip Randhawa who chipped in with a brace. However, man of the match has to be old twinkle toes himself, Ravi Johal who got his first hat trick of the season.

3rd Team (No match report yet)
Kingswinford 1 - 4 Old Silhillians
Goal scorer: Dulla Sandhu

Badgers (Match report by Cole Hickman)
Sutton Coldfield 1 - 1 Kingswinford
Goal scorer: Cole Hickman

Kingswinford arrived at Sutton Coldfield’s new pitch on a sunny autumn day with only eight players. Thankfully Sutton had extra players and lent K’ford a goalkeeper and a defender so the game could take place. Both teams battled hard for the first half with none managing to break through the opponents defence the game continued in this fashion until ten minutes before the end when Cole Hickman beat 4 defenders to flick the ball into the top right corner. With 6 minutes to go Sutton equalised against the run of play. Captain Tim sanders said “It said a lot for the team when we are disappointed not to win when we only have 10 men”.
Man of the match - Cole Hickman.

Report of game played on Sunday 4th October 2009

EH Under 18's Cup (No Match report yet)
Kingswinford 0 - 11 Olton & West Warwick

Report of games played on Saturday 3rd October 2009

1st Team (Match report by Sarj Virdee)
Kingswinford 5 - 1 Bloxwich
Goal scorers: Ajay Sandhu (2), Ash Baig, Harpreet Hundal, Daman Johal

Kingswinford were under pressure from the off in this exciting West Mids League 2 clash. Super Veteran Sati Takhar made two excellent tackles when the Bloxwich forward was clean through to keep the score 0-0. It was 20 minutes before K'ford got a foothold in the match with Ajay Sandhu capitalising on a mistake by the Bloxwich sweeper. Sandhu added a 2nd goal 5 minutes later and then laid on a goal for Ash Baig just before half time. Kingswinford fully controlled the 2nd half with goals from Harpreet Hundal & Daman Johal. Sarj Virdee "It was great to have Sati in defence today, I requested last week that he play another season in 1st’s and with his performance today he did not disappoint. Sati & Ajay were brilliant for us today". Man of Match Sati Takhar.

2nd Team (Match report by Sharm Dhaliwal)
Bloxwich 4 - 1 Kingswinford
Goal scorer: Ravi Johal

The start of the new season brought renewed hope and expectations, but sadly with the seconds’ it all ended in a heap on the side of the pitch. Bloxwich started swiftly putting the K’ford defence under pressure right from the offset, but the K’ford defence stood defiant. Just as we started to find our way, we let in 2 soft goals from poorly defended short corners. All this in the first 20minutes! For the remainder of the half, Kingswinford were camped in the opposition half but could not get past the outstanding goalkeeper. K’ford managed to pull back a goal in the second half. At this point, Kingswinford were dominating possession and were constantly camped in the opposition half. However, in our pursuit for goals, we were caught out by 2 breakaway goals.

3rd Team (Match report by Tom Hickman)
Pershore 4 - 0 Kingswinford

Kingswinford 3rd’s kicked off their new season full of hope away to Pershore. Pershore took the lead two minutes into the game and then doubled it 8 minutes later. Kingswinford then started to take control and had some decent attempts on goal but were stopped by some good defending and superb saves by the keeper. In the second half K’ford continued to attack but were twice caught on the break to make the final score 4-0 to Pershore.

Badgers (Match report by Cole Hickman)
Kingswinford 4 - 1 Wolverhampton
Goal scorers: Sophie Tibbetts, Cole Hickman (3)

Kingswinford showed that they are the team to beat in the first game of the season against a strong Wolverhampton side with an excellent display of teamwork, skill and passing .Sophie Tibbetts opened the scoring within the first ten minutes with a deft touch at the post from a deflected shot from Guneet Uppal. Cole Hickman then added his first with a strike from top –D after some excellent work from Sam George. Just before half time Wolverhampton broke through Kingswinford’s defence to pull back a goal. After the break Hickman added goals 3 and 4 to complete his hat-trick. Wolverhampton threw everything they had at K’ford in the remaining 10 minutes but were kept out by some great tackles by Jon Hall. Captain Tim Sanders said ”I am pleased with the team’s performance today I hope they can keep it up for the rest of the season”. Player of the match: Sophie Tibbetts.

Report of game played on Sunday 27th September 2009

EH Over 50's Cup (No match report yet)
Old Wulfrunians 0 - 4 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Manjit Sidhu (2), Sati Takhar, Ranjit Bhadal

Report of games played on Saturday 26th September 2009

1st Team (Match report by Sarj Virdee)
Barford Tigers 2nd 4 - 1 Kingswinford
Goal scorer: Ajay Sandhu

Kingswinford faced a strong Barford 2nd X1 without the injured pair of Hundal and Takhar. However Kingswinford held a young Barford Tigers team to a 1-1 scoreline at half time when Ajay Sandhu slotted home an excellent counter attack move. The second half was a different story with Barford scoring 3 brilliant pass and move goals. Veteran keeper Sarj Virdee made a string of saves to keep the score respectable. Virdee commented "We need our forwards to take their chances; in previous years we had Dalbir Sidhu who loved playing & scoring against Barford. We missed Sarj Takhar today and without him the other forwards must chip in with goals otherwise we are placing too much pressure on Ajay & Chris Brown. For next week hopefully Harpreet Hundal & Sati Takhar will return to give us much required strength & experience". Man of match Dulla Sandhu.

2nd Team (No Match report yet)
Barford Tigers 3rd 3 - 3 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Kuldip Randhawa (2), Ravi Johal

3rd Team (Match report by Chris Rawlings)
Kingswinford 4 - 4 Barford Tigers 4th
Goal scorers: Harry Gill, Pummi Johal, Chris Rawlings, Scott Afzal

Kingswinford battled hard in the first minutes to win a short corner. This was put away with the first strike by Harry Gill, Barford attacked from the restart to make the defense work exceptionally hard. Good defending by the goal scorer Harry Gill stopped Barford scoring at first. These barrages of attacks led to Barford equalising. After this frantic start both teams settled in with some high quality attacks from both sides. The Kingswinford wingers did some superb running which led to the next goal by Pummi, which made the score 2-1. Kingswinford’s attackers gained several short corners. Pummi shot first time at goal was deflected off the keeper and neatly put away by Chris Rawlings making the score 3-1. Barford attacked again from the start but some superb defending against Barford shorts kept the score 3-1. Kingswinford broke again moving the ball swiftly up the wing to Scotty who made the score 4-1. Barford gained a penalty flick at the end of the first half which was neatly saved by Kingswinford’s goalie Tim.
Kingswinford went in at half time 4-1 and looked set to win. Barford pushed hard in the second half to gain three more penalty flicks which they scored past the Kingswinford goal keeper. This made the score 4-4. Kingswinford battled hard to keep the Tigers at bay and to try to regain the lead but after several missed chances the game finally ended 4-4. Kingswinford 3rd’s played extremely well hence the referees named three as men of the match: Harry Gill, James Rawlings and Tim Sanders.

Badgers (No Match report yet)
Kingswinford 1 - 2 Barford Tigers
Goal scorer: Cole Hickman

Report of games played on Saturday 19th September 2009

1st Team (Match report by Sunny Uppal)
Kingswinford 2 - 5 Pershore
Goal scorer: Ajay Sandhu (2)

Kingswinford gave Pershore, who will challenge them in the league, a two goal lead in this friendly following mistakes by Hari Singh & Tim Sanders within 10 minutes of the push back. The remainder of the first half saw Kings camped in the Pershore half and teenager Sunny Uppal missed two guilt edge chances from close range. Pershore added a superb 3rd goal just before the break. In the second half it was the AJ Sandhu show. Chris Brown won a penalty flick which was superbly converted by Sandhu. Minutes later Sandhu scored a brilliant solo goal when he skipped past 4 defenders and slotted past an on rushing goal keeper. Unfortunately the K'ford attack was lame and Sandhu's efforts went to waste as chances went begging. Pershore added goals 4 and 5 as the Kings defenders tired. Skipper Sonny Matharu “This won't do in the League, we were poor with our defending today and in attack did not do ourselves justice. I am still missing vital players and luck has conspired against us with injuries to key players such as Takhar & Hundal. The youngsters today lacked belief in front of goal'. Man of match AJ Sandhu - excellent solo effort.

2nd Team (No Match report yet)
Pershore 3 - 3 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Andy Cutler (2), Ravi Johal

3rd Team (No Match)

Badgers (Match report by Cole Hickman)
Kingswinford 9 - 0 Old Wulfrunians
Goal scorers: Cole Hickman (4), Sophie Tibbetts (2), Guneet Uppal (2), Sam George

Kingswinford started this pre season friendly well on a warm afternoon at the Dell Stadium. Sophie Tibbetts started the scoring 3 minutes in with a deft touch at the back post after a through ball by Cole Hickman. Hickman then opened his own account with a strike from top-D. Hickman then added a third after breaking through the Old Wulfrunians defence. Sophie Tibbetts then added her second with a touch finishing off a well worked short corner. Hickman then completed his hat trick. Uppal then drilled in a shot from top-D to make it 6-0 to K’ford. Captain Tim Sanders then rearranged his team to give his regular defenders an opportunity to get on the score sheet. Both Callum Elcock and Jon Hall regular right and left back came close but were denied by the keeper. After Half time Hickman went on a mazy run from defensive midfield slotting home coolly for the seventh. Uppal then added his second with a well placed drive. Winger Sam George then added his name to the score sheet with an excellent reverse flick. K’ford went all out for their tenth but were denied by some excellent saves and some great defending. Captain Sanders said “I was pleased with my team performance today and all our hard work in training showed”. Man of the match - Sam George.

Report of games played on Saturday 12th September 2009

1st Team (Match report by Sonny Matharu)
Kingswinford 3 - 1 Old Halesonians
Goal scorers: Taz Ahmed (2), Ajay Sandhu

Kingswinford welcomed local rivals Old Hales to a sun drenched Dell in the first warm-up game of season 2009/10. This was a typical pre-league friendly played at a slow-high-slow tempo. Kingswinford took the lead through a wonderfully worked short corner when AJ Sandhu squared to Taz Ahmed to slot home. Old Hales replied instantly when Keeper Tim Sanders, who was wonderful throughout the match, but failed to save a weak shot. K'ford restored their lead at the start of the second half when Kaz Purewal won a penalty flick which was converted by Sandhu. Daman Johal then set up Taz Ahmed for his third goal to finish the game off. Old Hales attacked in numbers but were thwarted by Dulla, Azad & Richard Lloyd in defence. Skipper Sonny "That was an excellent win considering I am missing Harpreet Hundal (holiday), Chris Brown (holiday), Sarj Takhar (injured), Gavi Singh (holiday) & Ashraf Baig. However I am expecting a high standard of performance from all players who are selected in the 1sts - Richard Lloyd was prime example of this today".

2nd Team (No Match report yet)
Kingswinford 2 - 4 Old Halesonians
Goal scorers: Richard Turner, Andy Cutler

3rd Team (No Match report yet)
Dudley Knights 3 - 2 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Harry Gill, Cole Hickman

Badgers (No Match report yet)
Old Halesonians 1 - 1 Kingswinford
Goal scorer: Guneet Uppal