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Report of game played on Wednesday 25th July 2012

S/L Team (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 1 - 8 Walsall
Goal Scorer: Elliot Steedman

Report of game played on Wednesday 18th July 2012

S/L Team (No Match Report yet)
Sutton Pirates ? - ? Kingswinford
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Report of game played on Wednesday 11th July 2012

S/L Team (No Match Report yet)
Wolverhampton Khalsa 12 - 2 Kingswinford
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Report of game played on Wednesday 4th July 2012

S/L Team (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 3 - 3 Wednesbury
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Report of game played on Saturday 30th June 2012

Mixed Team (No Match Report yet)
Barford Tigers ? - ? Kingswinford
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Report of game played on Tuesday 26th June 2012

S/L Team (No Match Report yet)
Bloxwich 6 - 0 Kingswinford

Report of game played on Monday 18th June 2012

S/L Team (No Match Report yet)
Walsall 5 - 0 Kingswinford

Report of game played on Wednesday 13th June 2012

S/L Team (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 1 - 2 Sutton Pirates
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Report of game played on Saturday 9th June 2012

Mixed Team (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 2 - 2 Old Halesonians
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Report of game played on Wednesday 6th June 2012

Club Match
Blues v Whites

Report of game played on Wednesday 30th May 2012

S/L Team (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 4 - 4 Khalsa (Wolverhampton)
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Report of game played on Tuesday 22nd May 2012

S/L Team (No Match Report yet)
Wednesbury 4 - 1 Kingswinford
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Report of game played on Wednesday 16th May 2012

S/L Team (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 1 - 7 Bloxwich
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Report of game played on Wednesday 9th May 2012

Club Match
Blues v Whites

Report of game played on Wednesday 2nd May 2012

Club Match
Whites 8 - 7 Blues

Report of game played on Saturday 28th April 2012

1st Team (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 3 - 5 Wolverhampton (Khalsa)
Goal scorer: Paul Woodall (3)

Report of game played on Saturday 21st April 2012

Pre-AGM Club Match (No Match Report yet)
Whites 8 - 6 Blues

Report of games played on Saturday 14th April 2012

1st Team (Match cancelled)
Barford Tigers 3rd v Kingswinford

2nd Team (Match Report by Harry Bains)
Barford Tigers 4th 5 - 7 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Surjit Takhar (3), Daman Johal (2), Taz Chowdhury, Sonny Matharu

Kingswinford 2nds visited Barford Tigers 3rd/4ths for the annual late end of season friendly. The Barford team had just seen their 1st team lose to Lichfield and get relegated from the England National League and were feeling in a sorry mood. K’ford started with a goal in 5 minutes after Surjit Takhar fired home an unstoppable hit from the edge of the D. Barford responded with 2 great goals. Kings levelled through Daman Johal. Daman Johal then scored a 2nd to make it 3-2 to K’ford. Barford then had the best of the play and went into half time leading 4-3. The 2nd half was all Kingswinford with Takhar netting goals 4 and 5. Guest player Taz Chowdhury then scored goal number 6. Sonny Matharu got the 7th goal. The K’ford defence and midfield of Sharm Dhaliwal, Kuli Toora, Harry Bains, Hari Singh, Billy Sandhu and Kuldip Randhawa made sure K’ford broke down the Barford attacks. However Barford had two great short corner routines to make it 7-5 final score to Kingswinford. Man of Match Dulla Sandhu - some great tackles during the 2nd half to keep an experienced Barford Team at bay. Next Week pre-AGM match at 2pm followed by the AGM at 4:30pm. Please ensure you arrive on time for both events.

3rd Team
(No Match)

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 5 - 0 Old Halesonians
Goal scorers: Ethan Delves(3), Jordan Webb, Ed Martin

Report of games played on Saturday 7th April 2012

1st Team (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 5 - 6 Sandwell
Goal scorers: Daman Johal (2), Taz Chowdhury, Ed Parkes, Guneet Uppal

2nd Team (No Match)

3rd Team
(No Match)

Badgers (No Match)

Report of games played on Saturday 31st March 2012

1st Team (Match Report by Richard Lloyd)
Wolverhampton 3 - 2 Kingswinford
Goal scorer: Cole Hickman (2)

Kingswinford visited local rivals Wolverhampton at RAF Cosford on a cloudy end of season friendly. Wolverhampton fielded 7 first team players and 5 second teamers whilst Kingswinford had 6 regular first teamers plus Badgers. Despite this unfairness on paper the match was evenly contested. Former Wolverhampton players Sharm Dhaliwal and Billy Jawanda played with grit and determination and motivated the K’ford Team to put in an outstanding performance. Wolverhampton took the lead through some sloppy K’ford passes and were two goals to the good at half time despite K’ford having the better chances and 4 short corners! The second half saw K’ford turn on the style with Billy Jawanda and Cole Hickman feeding some super passes to forward Surjit Takhar who tormented the Wolves defence. Takhar created enough space for himself twice and fired two powerful shots at the Wolves goal. He was denied each time by the keeper who could only parry the shots into young Cole Hickman’s path. Hickman made no mistake and was clinical from close range. It was 2-2 and game on. Wolverhampton upped the pressure and it was some excellent timed tackles by Kaz Purewal, Adam Pritchard, Sharm Dhaliwal and Rich Lloyd that denied the home team. K’ford had a chance at the end when young Sam George was put clean through by Takhar but his shot was saved by the Wolves keeper. Right at the end a questionable decision went Wolverhampton’s way and they fully capitalised scoring a scrappy goal to win 3-2. Sharm Dhaliwal commented " We were expecting Wolverhampton to win by a cricket score today but the K’ford team can be proud of their performance. Cole Hickman has been playing brilliantly over the last few weeks and his follow ups to Sarj's strikes today earned him two good goals. Everyone can be proud of this performance. It could and should have been 2-2 !". Man of match was very close between Rich Lloyd (not played all season), Cole Hickman, Surjit Takhar and Kaz Purewal. However Purewal wins it due to some excellent tackles, including a stop on the line, and a never say die attitude towards K’ford local rivals.

2nd Team (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 1 - 7 Kidderminster
Goal scorer: Jon Hall

3rd Team
(No Match)

Badgers (No Match)

Report of games played on Saturday 24th March 2012

1st Team (Match Report by Colin Morris)
Kingswinford 7 - 5 Oswestry
Goal scorers: Colin Morris (3), Cole Hickman (2), Billy Jawanda (2)
Kingswinford went into the game with third place secured. They were playing for pride and reverse a 5-5 result away to Oswestry after Christmas. The first ten minutes were dominated by Kingswinford as they retained the ball with good passing moves and stretching the Oswestry defence. They were rewarded as the Sonny Matharu played the ball wide to Colin Morris who drove in the D and played the ball square only for the Oswestry defence to deflect the ball pass the diving keeper. Kingswinford then took their foot off the pedal and Oswestry started to dominate with four goals before the half time whistle. Kingswinford should have gone into the interval 4-2, but for a great save from the goalkeeper from a penalty flick.
The half time team talk was very heated. The defence blaming the attack, the attack blaming the defence. The result was a fired up team starting the second half. Oswestry lost composure with decisions not going their way and Kingswinford started to get back into the game. Cole Hickman and Billy Jawanda with a goal each bringing Kingswinford back into touching distance. 3-4 and there was still hope. Colin Morris picked up a clinical pass from Cole Hickman to play it back into the danger area only for it to deflect off an Oswestry foot and stick and finish in the back of the net. With the scores now level Kingswinford believed they could go on and close the game out. Great inter-play from Cole and Billy lead to Kingswinford taking the lead with a great strike from Cole at the top of the D. Quick thinking from Billy Jawanda to take a free hit just outside the area allowed him to produce a thunderbolt into the far corner 6-4. Oswestry pulled one back before Colin Morris completed his hat-trick. A great second half performance. A special mention must go to Sharm Dhaliwal and Richard Brown who controlled the defence in the second half.
Man of match Colin Morris

2nd Team (Match cancelled)
Kingswinford v Barlaston

3rd Team
(Match cancelled)
Old Wulfrunians v Kingswinford

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 2 - 9 Streetly
Goal scorers: Ed Martin, James Armstrong

Report of games played on Saturday 17th March 2012

1st Team (Match Report by Adam Pritchard)
Pershore 1 - 3 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Colin Morris (2), Chris Brown

K’ford got off to sluggish start at Pershore and were fortunate not to go be behind after Pershore had the first effort of the match go wide. Billy Jawanda helped K’ford get a foothold in the match and won a number of short corners that went agonisingly wide with both Sam George and Chris Brown forcing great saves from the Pershore keeper. With both Richard Brown & Sharm Dhaliwal now dictating play from defence K’ford tore Pershore apart a number of times. Just before half time Cole Hickman won a short corner and Chris Brown drag flicked it into the Pershore goal. The second half saw the League umpire award K’ford three re-starts to a K’ford short corner after K’ford forwards broke early from D Top. Pershore complained but to no avail as the Umpire explained this is the rule! Cue the fourth attempt and Colin Morris hammered home the re-bound to make it 2-0. Morris was on hand to slot home the third after great play by Ed Parkes, Sonny Matharu and Adam Pritchard. A couple of players turned up to the match (no prizes for guessing who) after the 45 minutes meet-up time and heavily hung over from the previous night. Their contributions to the Fines Kitty have been highly appreciated all season. Next week: :K’ford at home to Oswestry for the last league game of season.

2nd Team (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 6 - 2 Kings Heath Pickwick 4th
Goal scorers: Ravi Johal, Jon Hall (2), Daman Johal (2), Kuldip Randhawa

3rd Team (No fixture)

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Bournville 3 - 7 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Ed Martin (4), Jordan Webb, James Armstrong, Alex Gutteridge

Report of game played on Sunday 11th March 2012

1st Team (Match Report by Billy Sandhu)
Kingswinford 5 - 5 Barlaston
Goal scorers: Billy Jawanda (2), Surjit Takhar, Colin Morris, Sam George

Kingswinford slumped to a heart breaking draw against bottom of table Barlaston. The Visitors were brave and determined in the 2nd half and scored five goals to gain a much deserved draw. K’ford started brightly with outstanding goals from Colin Morris and Sam George after neat lay-offs by young Guneet Uppal. Surjit Takhar then dribbled past the Barlaston goal keeper and flicked home the third goal. Minutes later Takhar had a second goal cruelly taken off him when his goal bound reverse flick was illegally touched home by Morris. The second half saw K’ford add two goals by late arrival Billy Jawanda who stepped direct from his holiday flight into hockey action. With 15 minutes left and K’ford getting tired, Barlaston stepped into gear and passed the ball around a static K’ford midfield to score five goals and tie the match. Special mention goes to Sati Takhar who played his first game of the season in defence and was outstanding. Sati has played 1st team hockey now for over 40 years and was brilliant.
Man of match: Kaz Purewal - some outstanding runs in the 1st half.

Report of games played on Saturday 10th March 2012

1st Team (Match Report by Cole Hickman)
Kingswinford 5 - 3 Yardley
Goal scorers: Sam George (2), Chris Brown, Colin Morris, Surjit Takhar

A Patchy performance today for Kings seemed to sum up this turbulent season of highs and lows for Kingswinford perfectly. With promotion now far out of Kings reach there was only pride to play for against a third from bottom Yardley. With the result in the previous fixture a 9-2 thrashing in Kings favour Kingswinford were confident going into the match. However this proved to be a mistake as Yardley started brightly and came close to taking the lead several times but found a resilient centre back pairing of Sharminder Dhaliwal and Richard Brown as well as captain fantastic Adam Pritchard who boldly stepped up to the role of goalkeeper with the usual keeper away difficult to beat. Kings had their own chance to go ahead as flair of passing in the midfield led to Surjit Takhar flicking over the bar. This shook Kings into action and they began to exert dominance over the game scoring first through Colin Morris who coolly slotted home from close range and then again through Chris Brown who buried into the bottom left with a coolheaded finish. Takhar was next to score finishing some good link up play for kings and this clicked Kings into top gear for the remaining five minutes with some smooth passing between the midfield leading to forwards Takhar and Morris both going agonisingly close several times. After finishing the first half so strongly Kings started the second half disappointingly unlike Yardley who came out firing and after a series of heroic saves from Pritchard including a beautiful ‘take out’ scored two goals in quick succession forcing their way back into the game. Shaken into action Sam George scored twice linking up well with the midfield both times in order to put the game behind Yardley’s reach. Towards the end Yardley scored again to finish on a high. With this victory Kingswinford are guaranteed a third placed finish this season with three games to go.

2nd Team (Match Report by Ravi Johal)
Pershore 6 - 2 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Ravi Johal, Jon Hall

With several notable absentees due to propping up the 1st team and also illness and injury Kings did not even have a full starting 11 two hours before pushback. Thank you to Richard Turner for sacrificing an important school rugby match in order to arrange cover and provide valuable assistance in ferrying players and kit to the match. Thank you also to young Ed Martin for stepping up at the last minute to play a valuable forward role for us before hot-footing it back to the Dell to play in the Badgers' game. The match itself was very well contested and very well umpired too by the home umpires- Kings' started very brightly consistently keeping the ball in the opposition half for the opening 15 minutes thanks to some intelligent and probing play from a new look midfield quartet of Raman Singh, Hari Singh, Kuldip Randhawa and Kuli Toora.
Kings' earned a succession of penalty corners but were unable to convert. The danger signs began to show when on their first break, Pershore nearly scored but Harry Bains helping out in goal once again was equal to the task. Not so on the 2nd occasion when Pershore broke away again to score to take the lead well against the run of play. Pershore then scored a 2nd before the break. The 2nd half saw Kings continue to press and worry Pershore who however continued looking dangerous on the break. Two further goals followed to leave Kings with a mountain to climb. Full credit to the entire team, however, for not letting their heads drop and to continue to compete. Kuldip passed a great ball towards Ravi Johal lurking on the penalty spot for the forward to sweep home to pull a goal back. Buoyed by this mini revival another attack was foiled by the Pershore defence only for young Jon Hall to show great strength and perseverance to force the ball home despite pressure from two defenders and a keeper. Mention here goes to the Pershore keeper who had foiled the Kings' attack on a number of occasions with some fine saves. The mini revival was short lived as Pershore added their 5th soon after and compounded the misery by adding a late 6th.
The overall scoreline flattered the opposition who readily agreed that they had found it difficult to convert in previous matches but today finally found their scoring touch. On a positive note for Kings', the defensive duo of Parj Sangha and Amo Sian did well despite the scoreline- thank you to Amo for turning out despite having declared himself unavailable due to work commitments. Hari, Kuldip and Kuli worked very hard. Richard also worked incredibly hard on the right flank and is a very close contender for Man of the Match but that honour this week goes to Jon Hall for scoring his first goal for the 2nd team and also for his alertness and never say die attitude despite not always seeing as much of the ball as he would necessarily like.

3rd Team
(No fixture)

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 7 - 1 Wolverhampton
Goal scorers: Sam Guest (2), Josh Hart (2), James Armstrong (2), Ed Martin

Report of games played on Saturday 3rd March 2012

1st Team (Match Report by Sonny Matharu)
Bromsgrove 2 - 3 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Cole Hickman, Chris Brown

Kingswinford slumped to another defeat to a highly organised and strong Bromsgrove XI. With only pride to play for, K’ford put in a poor effort in the first half. Bromsgrove on the other hand were purposeful and determined in every attack and were 1-0 to the good mid-way through. Bromsgrove then went close on numerous occasions and were unlucky to be leading just 1-0. Just before the stroke of half time K’ford won a short corner, which Surjit Takhar fiercely struck forcing a fine save from the Bromsgrove keeper, fortunately for K'ford the rebound fell to Cole Hickman who slotted home to level the scores at 1-1.
After a stern team talk from Adam Pritchard and Sharm Dhaliwal, K’ford raised their game in the second half and there was a vast improvement in effort, movement and team work. However, the 2nd half was a mirror image of the first with Bromsgrove taking the lead and K’ford scoring a drag flick short corner from Chris Brown. Bromsgrove though scored the winning goal in the last minute of the match to take three points. Man of Match was Ed Parkes, who made some initial errors but is a willing learner and controlled the right side of midfield and dictated some good moves without taking any risks. Sharm Dhaliwal " We must stop driving play in one direction, hockey is now about switching play from side to side. We were playing some good hockey but we must learn to switch play, if there is no way through play the ball back. There were times we were just driving the ball into a dead end down the left hand side. Hopefully we will learn from this week’s mistakes and just enjoy our hockey and play to our best abilities!".

2nd Team (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 0 - 3 Market Drayton

3rd Team (No fixture)

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Bromsgrove 1 - 1 Kingswinford
Goal scorer: Geoffrey Tang

Report of game played on Sunday 26th February 2012

1st Team (Match Report by Surjit Takhar)
Kynoch 2 - 8 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Kam Maan (2), Colin Morris (2), Surjit Takhar (2), Cole Hickman, Sharm Dhaliwal

Kingswinford played this re-arranged fixture with many regular first team players missing and welcomed Billy Sandhu, keeper Tom Hickman and veteran Hari Singh into the squad. Cole Hickman burst down the right after great link up play with Adam Pritchard and squared the ball to Colin Morris to slot home. The next two goals were scored from great short corner routines with Surj Takhar and Kam Maan exchanging a number of passes before Kam Maan slotted home on both occasions. The third short corner was flicked home by Cole Hickman. Surjit Takhar then scored a brace including a breath taking goal that saw him dribble past three defenders and slot past an on rushing goal keeper. Sharm Dhaliwal playing out of position in midfield played some great through passes and was on the end of a fantastic move from D top. Kynoch had their own moments and were two goals to the good from a couple of great moves down the right. In the end it was a highly enjoyable match on an easy-going Sunday morning.
Man of Match Billy Sandhu who stepped up to first team action in great fashion making some good tackles.

Report of games played on Saturday 25th February 2012

1st Team (Match Report by Kaza Purewal)
Kingswinford 2 - 3 Bromsgrovians
Goal scorers: Colin Morris, Surjit Takhar

Kingswinford’s faint hopes of promotion came to an end with this result after an excellent performance by the home team. Bromsgrovians led by their ex GB player coach Andrew Langlands dominated the early exchanges and it was a Langlands short corner expertly dispatched into Tim Sanders bottom right corner that gave Bromsgrovians the lead. A second Bromsgrovians short was saved on the line by Richard Brown. K’ford had a perfect goal by Ed Parkes disallowed after the umpire blew for a foul instead of allowing play to continue. However, K’ford did pull it to 1-1 just before half time after great solo run by Surjit Takhar and a lay off to Sam George, who passed it onto to Colin Morris to put the ball into the back of the net. The second half saw K’ford up the pressure themselves and were unlucky not to take the lead 10 minutes in. However, a rare mistake by the league umpires saw Bromsgrovians awarded a short corner despite a clear foot by Bromsgrovians forward before he entered the K’ford D. The matter was further compounded when Kam Maan was given a yellow card for simply asking the umpire the reason for the short. Bromsgrovians duly scored the short corner to add insult to injury. K’ford playing with ten men put up a valiant effort and were rewarded for their hard work when Takhar expertly slotted home a short corner to make it 2-2. The last fifteen minutes saw K’ford fight the odds and Colin Morris hit the post. When K’ford did return to 11 men it was only for a couple minutes because Sonny Matharu, who did an excellent man marking job on Langlands, made a clumsy challenge which was punished with a yellow. Bromsgrovians compounded K’ford misery late on to score a winner. Sharm Dhaliwal commented "That was the best performance we have put in since Christmas. Everybody deserves a pat on the back. In these games it is the smallest details that win or lose the match and today events went against us". Man of match was a close call between Ed Parkes, Adam Pritchard, Surjit Takhar and Richard Brown. Richard Brown wins it due to his amazing stop of a goal bound shot.

2nd Team (Match Report by Ravi Johal)
Bloxwich 8 - 1 Kingswinford
Goal scorer: Ravi Johal

Kingswinford always knew this would be a tough match against table toppers Bloxwich who continue to dominate the division with a 100% record. The home team took the lead within 2 minutes taking advantage of a dubious umpiring decision in their favour just on their own 25 yard line to pass the ball swiftly upfield to score. Kings, despite knowing the quality and strength of opposition they were up against refused to take this lying down and Kuldip Randhawa worked very hard up front, winning a difficult ball before lobbing it towards Daman Johal for the youngster to take it sweetly in mid air before drawing the keeper and passing across to Ravi Johal to one handedly reverse stick into a gaping goal mouth. Unfortunately this was the only time that Kings had something to smile about as Bloxwich's slick movement and fitness was superior to that of Kings'. Another three goals were added before the break leaving Kings with a mountain to climb. Some tactical changes by Lubby Ram saw Richard Turner replace young Jon Hall and Raman Singh replace Parj Sangha. Although this almost reaped dividends early on with some neat passing play involving Richard Turner, overall Bloxwich were too strong and continued to add to their tally ending up with 8 goals to their credit. All of Kings players gave their best especially defenders Parj and Amo Sian. Jon had some encouraging touches but needs to grow in confidence to compete effectively at this level. Young Alex Willson worked and fought hard in midfield but was occasionally let down by his final touch much to his own frustration. Thank you to Harry Bains for keeping goal once more and to Hari Singh for his valiant efforts in midfield. Daman was excellent, continually causing Bloxwich many problems but we must take care not burden him with too much expectation. Raman played well as did Amo and Lubby but man of the match goes to Kuli Toora who despite switching from half back to full back for the 2nd half played very well thwarting the Bloxwich attack on many occasions. Next match- home v Market Drayton, 2.30pm start.

3rd Team (No fixture)

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 1 - 1 Lichfield
Goal scorer: Elliot Steedman

Report of games played on Saturday 18th February 2012

1st Team (Match Report by Sonny Matharu)
Newtown 3 - 3 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Billy Jawanda, Sam George, Kaza Purewal

Kingswinford travelled back from distant Newtown with many thoughts to pondor having dropped 2 vital points in their promotion challenge against a determined and energetic Newtown team. Everything had looked promising when Super Coach Billy Jawanda put K'ford into the lead after five minutes with a wonder strike into the roof of Newtown’s net. However, things took a turn for the worst as chances went begging and Sam George, Colin Morris, Ed Parkes and Cole Hickman unable to convert. Newtown took full advantage of the visitors half hearted performance and were three goals to the good after some neat aerial play by their Sweeper. The basic aerial ball to Newtown’s speedy forward caused K’ford numerous problems.
It was deep into the second half that K’ford realised they were going to lose this match and actually got out of first gear! A neat ball by Jawanda allowed Sam George to cross from the right edge of the 'D'. The Newtown defender panicked with Surjit Takhar closing in and inadvertently deflected Georges cross into his net. K’ford’s third was scored after a neat lay-off routine from Jawanda and Takhar allowed Kaz Purewal to slot home from five yards out. At 3-3 K'ford had five minutes to win the match but a dogged Newtown defence held out. Takhar wasted a short corner at the end, trying to layoff a pass which found a defender rather than a team mate. Adam Pritchard "We now only have a faint chance of promotion. We just have not played well after the Christmas Break. It's almost as if we turn up expecting to win and that never happens in hockey no matter how good you are. We will now be missing our best player, Jawanda for a few weeks and we must all pull our weight and show that we are capable of playing good Hockey. We need to convert our chances and not be selfish in front of goal. As Captain and with Sharm Dhaliwal taking over Coaching, we will not tolerate poor performances from anybody in the squad. Next week is make or break against high flying Bromsgrovians".

2nd Team
(Match Report by Ravi Johal)
Kingswinford 1 - 0 Kidderminster
Goal scorer: Ravi Johal

Despite a selection headache with several players declaring unavailability and no recognised goalkeeper to call upon, Kingswinford went into this encounter with a little trepidation. This was soon banished with a fine performance enabling Kings to return to winning ways to register their first "double" of the season. The match was keenly contested by both sides with Kings being a little wasteful in front of goal. Kiddy also had their chances but time and again volunteer goalie Harry Bains came to the home side's rescue. Kings took the lead midway through the first half after a fine play on the right by Julian Turner who having beaten a couple of players struck an inch perfect pass for the centre forward Ravi to sweep into the net. The goal was no more than Kings deserved as Ravi had failed to capitalise on a Kidderminster defensive error earlier and Daman Johal had also come close with a fine strike which was saved equally well by the Kiddy keeper. The second half produced more chances for both teams but no goals so Kings held on for a welcome victory.
The whole team played well together and for each other, marshalled well by on-field skipper Lubby Ram however man of the match was richly deserved by Harry Bains.
Thank you to both Richard Boulton and Permajit Johal for umpiring the game so well, appreciation shared by both teams. Next match away v Bloxwich, see website for full details.

3rd Team (Match cancelled by West Bromwich)
Kingswinford v West Bromwich

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
West Bromwich 2 - 2 Kingswinford
Goal scorers: Ethan Delves, Geoffrey Tang

Report of games played on Saturday 11th February 2012

1st Team (Match postponed due to ice)
Kynoch v Kingswinford

2nd Team
(Match postponed due to snow & ice)
Kingswinford v Barlaston

3rd Team (Match cancelled by Kidderminster)
Kingswinford v Kidderminster

Badgers (Match cancelled due to ice)
Sutton Coldfield v Kingswinford

Report of games played on Saturday 4th February 2012

1st Team (Match postponed due to frozen pitch)
Kingswinford v Barlaston

2nd Team
(Match cancelled due to frozen pitch)
Worcester 3rd v Kingswinford

3rd Team (No Fixture)

Badgers (Match cancelled due to frozen pitch)
Kingswinford v Old Halesonians

Report of games played on Saturday 28th January 2012

1st Team (Match Report by Raghvir Singh)
Ludlow 3 - 5 Kingswinford
Goal Scorers: Colin Morris (2), Billy Jawanda (2), Surjit Takhar

Kingswinford missing five regular 1st team players approached this fixture with caution but started in an attacking formation with coach Billy Jawanda, Kam Maan and Kaz Purewal having a positive effect on events on the right side. The first goal came after great play and Kaz Purewal laid the ball off for Billy Jawanda to slot in on 10 minutes. Colin Morris added a second on 15 minutes after some excellent work from Cole Hickman sent him clean through. The first 10 minutes of the second half saw K’ford play some great hockey and the visitors scored great goals through Colin Morris, Surjit Takhar and Balkar Jawanda. Ludlow came into the game late on and pulled three goals back but K'ford held on for a famous victory despite a yellow card for sweeper Sharm Dhaliwal. Man of Match goes to Sonny Matharu (called in to cover for the injured Raghvir Singh) who did an outstanding job. Coach Billy Jawanda "This is a great result for us today considering we have so many players missing. I'd like to personally thank my old friend Sati Takhar for giving up his personal commitments to umpire for us. Man of Match was a close call between Julian Turner and Sonny Matharu but Sonny wins it due to some great tackles!"

2nd Team
(Match Report by Billy Sandhu)
Kingswinford 3 - 4 West Bromwich
Goal Scorers: Daman Johal (2), Kuldip Randhawa

It was a cold brisk afternoon at the Dell Stadium. Kingswinford welcomed the return fixture for the local match. West Brom picked up the pace quickly moving the ball as Kingswinford found themselves defending and only quality saves from keeper Mark Stevenson kept the scoreline level. Kingswinford had a break with a through ball to Daman Johal who showed off his neat dribbling to give Kingswinford the lead. This was short lived when a defensive mix-up cost Kingswinford to level the scoreline.
The second half was end to end West Brom scored again against a dilapidated Kingswinford defence. Veteran Kuldip Randhawa came on as a super sub and scored a fantastic reverse stick lob. Kingswinford’s chances came and went with Daman Johal weaving in and out of players to score his second. This was not enough as Kingswinford conceded a penalty short corner robotically scored by a West Bromwich strike. The game was evenly matched but it was West Brom's day to take the victory. Man of the match super student Daman Johal.

3rd Team (Match cancelled)
Kingswinford v Evesham

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Worcester 2 - 1 Kingswinford
Goal Scorer: Alex Gutteridge

Report of games played on Saturday 21st January 2012

1st Team (Match Report by Kam Maan)
Kingswinford 0 - 2 Whitchurch

Kingswinford failed to overcome 3rd placed Whitchurch in this exciting ENER-G sponsored MRHA West Midlands Division 2 clash. K'ford had the best of the early chances with both Colin Morris & Sam George going close. With a fierce midfield battle between both sides, it was becoming apparent that any mistakes would be punished by either side. K’ford had some good hockey in patches with players showing great skill. Young Sam George skipped past three tackles showing outstanding skills but his misplaced pass found Whitchurch’s most prominent player who launched a blistering counter attack resulting in a goal. The second half saw K'ford win nine short corners which were all saved by Whitchurchs 6ft 3 inch goal keeper! Veteran Colin Morris went close a number of times as did Chris Brown & Sam George but it was not to be Kingswinford’s day. Whitchurch added a second goal late on to put the game beyond K’ford. Captain Adam Pritchard "We are disappointed today, we must play like a team and show what we learn in training on Saturday. It's up to us as a team & individuals to improve and show the determination to succeed". No Man of Match, although it must be said that injured Raghvir Singh was sorely missed today.

2nd Team (Match Report by Billy Sandhu)
Wednesbury 3 - 0 Kingswinford

Kingswinford found themselves 1-0 down at half time against local rivals Wednesbury. K’ford keeper Mark Stevenson kept the team in the game with stunning saves on the base line and accurate kick backs to the midfield. Lubby Ram applied pressure with tactical play in the Wednesbury penalty area and on two occasions the umpire awarded hits outside the D instead of short corners as Kingswinford’s appeals were ignored by the Wednesbury umpire. This could have been a turning point for K’ford.
The second half showed more pressure on the Kingswinford midfield and defence. Keeper Mark Stevenson made great diving saves, Dulla Sandhu’s man marking on the right, some half chances to Richard Turner created by Lubby Ram and feeds from Hari Singh were not enough for Ravi Johal to score. Kingswinford conceded a further two sloppy goals.
Lubby Ram was in top form after returning from injury but Man of the Match goes to Mark Stevenson making some fantastic saves for two weeks running.

3rd Team (No fixture)

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 3 - 2 Barford Tigers
Goal Scorers: Ed Martin, Ethan Delves, Alex Gutteridge

Report of games played on Saturday 14th January 2012

1st Team (Match Report by Tim Sanders)
Rugeley 1 - 3 Kingswinford
Goal Scorers: Chris Brown (2), Cole Hickman

On a rapidly freezing pitch Kingswinford aimed to shake off the post holiday blues and the lacklustre performance of last week’s game. It was a tentative match where Kingswinford had most of the possession whilst Rugeley held the majority of their players in defence looking for the odd long ball counter. They were hard to break down but some nice periods of slick passing eventually led to the ball being work around the keeper for Chris Brown to bury. About 10 minutes later after some more slick passing Chris Brown popped up again on the end of a well worked ball to make it 2 -0 at half time.
The second half saw some nice 1-2 passes and we looked good when we were using no more than 2 touches. Again Rugeley put a lot of people into their defence and were looking to apply pressure via the counter. Mid way through, after more Kingswinford pressure, Cole Hickman converted a goal mouth scramble. It wasn't beautiful but it crossed the line and that's what mattered. With about 10 minutes to go Rugeley won a short corner which they converted very nicely with a powerful shot towards my right post that was about 8 inches off the ground. As soon as the ball thudded off the back board the umpire at the far end blew his whistle and produced a yellow card. After much confusion it turns out that he believed that one of our players who was a sub waiting to come on had actually been on the pitch at the time the short corner had been taken. The confusion was probably down to the large patch of frost by the half way line where the substitutions are made. Down to 10 men Kingswinford remained calm and played for one another, not conceding another goal. Overall it was a good performance from which we can take lots of positives.
Man of the match was Chris Brown who displayed good vision, awareness and positional play.

2nd Team (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 0 - 2 Leamington

3rd Team (No fixture)

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Kings Heath Pickwick 0 - 1 Kingswinford
Goal Scorer: Alex Gutteridge

Report of games played on Saturday 7th January 2012

1st Team (Match Report by Raman Singh)
Oswestry 5 - 5 Kingswinford
Goal Scorers: Billy Jawanda (2), Colin Morris, Sarj Takhar (2)

Kingswinford faced a very strong Oswestry team in their re-arranged league fixture. K’ford stormed into the lead after a very powerful short corner strike from Coach Balkar Jawanda. Oswestry then had a ten minute spell where they placed the K'ford defence under immense pressure. During these ten minutes Oswestry added 3 goals to their tally. On the stroke of half time Colin Morris hammered home a pass from Jawanda to make it 3-2. After some tactical changes K’ford emerged stronger after the break. Billy Jawanda scored a stunning goal after good work from Cole Hickman. Oswestry responded immediately and took full advantage of some sloppy K’ford defending to make it 4-3. Surjit Takhar, who had a quiet game to this point, scored from D Top to make it 4-4. The last ten minutes saw numerous chances fall to super forward Colin Morris but Morris was unable to put the ball into the back of the net. Takhar also missed from close range as he saw his powerful shot go inches wide of the far post. However moments later Takhar burst into the 'D' and made amends by scoring an unbelievable goal. With it being 5-4 to K’ford and 3 minutes left, K’ford thought they had won the game, Oswestry had other ideas and got the equaliser in injury time. It was 2 vital points dropped by K’ford. The only player to excel was Raghi who was faultless with his distribution, tackling and hard work.
Adam Pritchard "We played our worst game today. I am surprised at how well Oswestry played and maybe it was Christmas Break that meant everyone was rusty!".
Man of the Match: Raghvir Singh.

2nd Team
(No Match Report yet)
Barford Tigers 4th 3 - 6 Kingswinford
Goal Scorers: Richard Turner (2), Daman Johal (2), Sonny Matharu (2), Ravi Johal, Alex Willson

3rd Team (Match cancelled by Barford due to lack of players)
Barford Tigers 5th v Kingswinford

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 0 - 1 Wednesbury

Report of games played on Saturday 17th December 2011

1st Team (Match postponed due to bad weather)
Oswestry v Kingswinford

2nd Team
(No Match Report yet)
Finchfield 4th 3 - 6 Kingswinford
Goal Scorers:

3rd Team (No Match)

Badgers (No Match)

Report of games played on Saturday 10th December 2011

1st Team (Match postponed due to bad weather)
Oswestry v Kingswinford

2nd Team (Match cancelled due to lack of players)
Kidderminster v Kingswinford

3rd Team (Match Report by Harry Bains)
Kingswinford 4 - 5 Barford Fathom
Goal Scorers: Alex Willson (2), Jordan Webb, Julian Turner

With many fixtures called off due to the heavy frost, it was touch and go as to whether this match would proceed. However the hard work and excellent judgement of the grounds staff at the Dell Stadium allowed this friendly to be played. To make the match even, K'ford asked Surjit Takhar (who came to watch) to play for Barford for whom a couple of players were late. K’ford attacked in numbers from the onset with Julian Turner, Pal Purewal, Ravi Johal, Dulla Sandhu & Gavi Singh outstanding. In defence Parj Sangha, Harry Bains, Kuldip Randhawa and Goal Keeper Ieuan Moraghan were solid. K'ford were two goals to the good when youngster Alex Willson slammed home two excellent through balls from Gavi Singh. This however provoked Barford into action and the visitors scored two well worked short corners. It stood 2-2 at half time. The second half saw Barford score a disputed goal and add a 4th within ten minutes of the restart. K’ford had numerous chances to score but were foiled by veteran Barford keeper John Chong. John made three remarkable saves from Kuldip, Ravi & Gavi. Barford added a 5th goal with ten minutes to go. K’ford then finished stronger as Jordan Webb got on score sheet. The final minutes of the match saw Julian Turner score the goal of the match when he swept a cross into the roof of the Barford net. Barford Captain Sukh Gill commented "Thanks to K’ford for a great friendly which was very enjoyable to participate in. Both sides deserve recognition for playing some neat and skilful hockey."
Man of Match: Pal Purewal. The senior veteran showed he still has some great touches after more than 40 years of playing hockey.

Badgers (Match cancelled due to bad weather)
Streetly v Kingswinford

Report of games played on Saturday 3rd December 2011

1st Team (Match Report by Billy Sandhu)
Kingswinford 5 - 4 Pershore
Goal Scorers: Surjit Takhar (2), Billy Jawanda (2), Ed Parkes

Kingswinford faced a very strong Pershore 1st X1 with a bare squad. K’ford started with great energy with coach Billy Jawanda dominating play for the first ten minutes. He laid off a great ball to centre forward Surjit Takhar who twisted and turned three defenders and hammered home from 'D' Top. Minutes later Takhar scored an identical goal after a great pass from young Sam George. Ed Parkes made it 3-0 after 15 minutes with a wonderful shot from a rebound off the Pershore Keeper.
At this point Pershore took control of the game and with some direct aerial hockey were able to put K’ford under immense pressure. Pershore sweeper Gareth Rushton scooped three aerial passes to his forward who made no mistake and scored two and laid off another goal for his strike partner. Half time stood at 3-3. However at this point coach Billy Jawanda came into his own and scored a brilliant short corner, won by Surjit Takhar, and a penalty flick to make it 5-3. Pershore responded with an outstanding goal to make it 5-4. Further chances fell to Cole Hickman and Sam George but the score remained 5-4. Goal Keeper Tim Sanders made sure K’ford took home 3 points with some wonderful saves in the dying minutes of the match. Mention also goes to Adam Pritchard and Kam Maan both defended excellently after some early hiccups! Gareth Rushton (Pershore Captain) commented "I always enjoy the games against K’ford. A couple of years ago it was a 4-4 thriller but today K’ford got their win. K’ford currently have some great players. Surjit Takhar always scores some amazing goals against us and he got a brilliant brace today but I was proud to score the goal of the match today. Please read our match report on the Pershore HC Website". Man of match Tim Sanders - Great Saves at the end to get K’ford 3 points!

2nd Team
(Match cancelled by Wednesbury due to lack of players)
Wednesbury v Kingswinford

3rd Team
No match

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 1 - 1 Bournville
Goal Scorer: Jordan Webb

Report of games played on Saturday 26th November 2011

1st Team (Match Report by Harry Potter (AKA Cole))
Yardley 2 - 9 Kingswinford
Goal Scorers: Billy Jawanda (5), Cole Hickman (3), Colin Morris

With only two games left now until the Christmas break Kingswinford got back to big winning ways after a jittery first half performance. Unfortunately due to an unforeseen emergency Kings were left with a12 man squad. However after several early attempts on the Yardley goal player-coach Billy Jawanda opened the scoring for Kingswinford after five minutes finishing a well worked short-corner move. Shortly after this Kaz Purewal was caught in the head by a stick and had to leave the pitch reducing Kings to a straight 11. Usual Winger Edward Parkes bravely stepped up to take Purewal’s place at right back. Kings struggled to make any more of an impact in the game for the next 20 minutes and chances went begging until Kings were spurred into action when Yardley equalised against the run of play and regained their lead minutes later winning a penalty flick after the ball struck a Yardley foot on the line. Up stepped Jawanda who converted expertly to give Kings the lead going into half time. After a stern team talk Kings started the second half better when Parkes played the ball to Sam George who put Striker Colin Morris clean through to extend Kings lead. Minutes later Jawanda claimed his hat-trick with a well paced strike from top D. This opened the flood gates for Kings and they began to dominate possession and the lead was extended again by left-half Cole Hickman who fired into the bottom left corner with a reverse stick shot. Captain Adam Pritchard then sent an inch perfect through ball to George who unselfishly set Hickman up with an easy finish to make it 6-1. Once again Jawanda demonstrated his knowledge and skill of the game by putting away his fourth with a blistering undercut, and a fifth latching on to the end of another brilliant set-up by George. In the last five minutes Yardley won a Penalty Flick for themselves after the ball struck Parkes on the goal line, which was then converted. With the game nearly over Hickman collected a rebound and slotted home for his hat-trick to tie up the game for Kings.
Man of the Match: Raghvir Singh.

2nd Team (No Match Report by Lubby Ram)
Kingswinford 3 - 1 Pershore
Goal Scorers: Guneet Uppal (2), Sonny Matharu

Following a poor result last week, the team were keen to make amends with the squad back to full strength apart from Ravi “twinkle toes” Johal. The game started at a brisk pace and following an attack on the right hand side, the ball was crossed to Guneet Uppal whose reverse stick trademark hit sounded the backboard. Pershore then came into the game and attacked productively. It seemed inevitable that they would score as we just seemed unable to clear the ball from within our own goal area. The goal we conceded was well taken; however, it was more the result of our poor defending. We then launched a series of attacks and managed to get some short corners one of which was taken by Daman Johal which hit the post with the keeper well beaten. Pershore continued to attack and put us under considerable pressure which we sustained until half time.
Following a stiff team talk, we came out with renewed passion and attacked on our right flank through Sunny Uppal and Daman. It became a scrappy affair where both teams realised that the next goal could turn the game. From a resulting short corner, Guneet was once again reliable with a flick that nestled nicely into the back of the net. Pershore then gained momentum and attacked on both flanks that stretched both our midfield and defence line. Billy Sandhu had a difficult player to mark; however, he remained resolute and made it difficult for the player to make any constructive penetrations. With Pershore attacking to equalise meant that gaps were being left in their midfield. Lubby Ram tried some aerial balls to Kuldip Randhawa who was unlucky not to score as the ball went just wide of the post. Towards the end of the game, we earned a short corner from which Sonny Matharu scored to seal our victory. The first half of the season is over and upon reflection, although we have experience, passion and desire to win, there are areas we need to work on such as fitness and ball speed if we are to build on our progress during the second half of the season.
In regards to man of the match, there were some patchy displays by all the players. Sonny Matharu and Sunny Uppal showed plenty of drive and determination, Billy Sandhu stuck to his task very well, Daman’s distribution and running fell just short of the goal he well deserved, Dulla Sandhu and Amo Sian made some timely interceptions; however, with two well taken goals, Guneet is man of the match.
Many thanks to Sati Takhar and Richard Turner for their umpiring duties which they carried out very well.

3rd Team
Kingswinford 4 - 2 Aldridge & Walsall
Goal Scorers: Alex Willson, Jordan Webb, Adam Pritchard, Ed Parkes

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Wolverhampton 2 - 2 Kingswinford
Goal Scorers: Alex Gutteridge, Joseph (W'Ton Loan)

Report of game played on Sunday 20th November 2011

O50's (Match Report by Sonny Matharu)
Kingswinford 3 - 4 Khalsa
Goal Scorers: Ravi Johal, Billy Jawanda, Ranjit Bhadal

Kingswinford Over 50's welcomed old faces and friends from Leamington Khalsa to the Dell in the EH Vets Cup R3. With many of the players being old friends and team mates over the years there was a carnival atmosphere at the Dell. A crowd of around 40 spectators added to the occasion. Khalsa started stronger and their speedy left winger opened the K'ford defence with a show of pure skill and speed. Khalsa fed their winger whenever they could and this tactic paid off when Khalsa were able to score 2 great goals before half time. K'ford responded through Ravi Johal and were happy to go into half time 2-1 down, but this was not to be the case as Khalsa added a 3rd goal on the stroke of half time. Half time allowed K'ford to re-group and Captain Manjit Sidhu switched Sati Takhar to Right Half to combat Leamington's attacks. The first 20 minutes of the second half saw some fantasy hockey by K’ford and Superstar Billy Jawanda ran rampage amongst Leamington’s defence creating a goal for Ranjit Bhadal and scoring a penalty himself. He also laid some great passes to Right Winger Richard Turner, who used his pace to torment Leamington’s defence. Meanwhile German Singh, Mohinder Singh, Parj Sangha, Dulla Sandhu, Permi Johal and Sati Takhar kept Khalsa's attack at bay. At 3-3 the final ten minutes became a nervous affair with numerous mistakes from both sets of players. It was from such a mistake that Khalsa scored their fourth and final goal to win this fabulous game.
Man of Match Billy Jawanda who was a one man show for 20 minutes! Good luck to our friends Khalsa in the Quarter Finals.

Report of games played on Saturday 19th November 2011

1st Team (Match Report by you know who!)
Kingswinford 3 - 1 Bromsgrove
Goal Scorers: Surjit Takhar (2), Cole Hickman

K’ford got back to winning ways in this tough MRHA West Mids Div 2 fixture against a determined Bromsgrove Team. K'ford soaked up the early Bromsgrove pressure and tried to score through some brilliant counter attacks. Surjit Takhar, celebrating 14 years of playing K’ford 1st team hockey, showed he still has the skills and ability to score in tight matches by converting two powerful strikes into goals. Bromsgrove however were not giving up that easy and they converted a sublime short corner move to make it 2-1 at half time. The 2nd half saw K'ford play some neat hockey in patches with Billy Jawanda, Kaz Purewal, Julian Turner and Chris Brown setting up some breathtaking moves. Young forward Cole Hickman had a number of efforts saved by the Bromsgrove Keeper but Hickman's persistence paid off when he scored in the dying minutes to give K’ford a two goal lead.
Man of Match - Surjit Takhar for scoring two vital and great goals.

2nd Team (No Match Report yet)
Market Drayton 6 - 0 Kingswinford

3rd Team
No Match

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 6 - 1 Wednesbury
Goal Scorers: Ed Martin (3), Jordan Webb, Ethan Delves (2)

Report of game played on Sunday 13th November 2011

O40's (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 3 - 5 Charnwood Mountsorrel
Goal Scorers: Cole Hickman, German Singh (2)

Report of games played on Saturday 12th November 2011

1st Team (Match Report by Kaza Purewal)
Bromsgrovians 4 - 2 Kingswinford
Goal Scorers: Kam Maan, Colin Morris

Kingswinford picked the worst day to have an off day and a very youthful and strong Bromsgrovians team made them pay a high price. Bromsgrovians coached by ex-England player Andrew Langlands took the game to K'ford and scored a well drilled short corner after 15 minutes. K’ford were out passed and out paced across most of the pitch. However there was a life-line on the stroke of half time when Surjit Takhar won a short corner which Billy Jawanda expertly converted and touched in by Kam Maan. The second half saw Bromsgrovians score an excellent counter attack move and restore their lead again. K’ford went close through Chris Brown, Sam George and Colin Morris. Minutes later Morris did score to make it 2-2. K’ford then had chances to take the lead and Takhar went the closest when he dribbled into the D but saw his shot go inches wide. The final ten minutes saw K’ford pushing for the winner and they left gaps in defence which the home side took full advantage of scoring 2 goals to make the final score 4-2.
Man of Match: Raghvir Singh who created time and space on the ball for himself.

2nd Team (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 3 - 6 Bloxwich
Goal Scorers: Guneet Uppal, Ravi Johal (2)

3rd Team
No Match

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Lichfield 7 - 0 Kingswinford

Report of games played on Saturday 5th November 2011

1st Team (Match Report by Raghvir Singh)
Kingswinford 10 - 4 Newtown
Goal Scorers: Colin Morris (2), Surjit Takhar (3), Chris Brown, Billy Jawanda, Cole Hickman, Sam George, Ed Parkes

Kingswinford had an interesting start to this match, with Captain Adam Pritchard & Coach Billy Jawanda trying a new formation. The new forward pairing of Chris Brown and Colin Morris both scored a goal a piece within five minutes to give K’ford a great start. However, Newtown put intense pressure on the K'ford back four resulting in numerous chances. From these chances Newtown scored two excellent goals despite Keeper Tim Sanders best efforts to keep them out. The 2nd half, after a stern talking to from veteran coach Billy Jawanda, saw K'ford attack in numbers. Colin Morris squared an excellent ball to Surjit Takhar, who made no mistake from four yards out. Takhar added to his tally three minutes later with a clean finish from D top. Cole Hickman put K’ford back in control after a superb reverse stick goal.
Morris scored his brace after a clean through ball from Kam Maan. K’ford scored further goals from Takhar, Chris Brown, Billy Jawanda, Sam George & Ed Parkes. With the game beyond Newtown, K’ford relaxed too much and Newtown added 2 more goals to make the result respectable. One of these goals resulted from a Newtown forward dribbling the ball from the half way line and skipping past three K’ford defenders to score. K’ford face a tough match away to second placed Bromgrovians next week. Adam Pritchard awarded man of match to Cole Hickman for playing well in a new position and for his great work rate.

2nd Team (Match Report by Ravi Johal)
Kidderminster 1 - 3 Kingswinford
Goal Scorers: Guneet Uppal, Billy Sandhu, Richard Turner

Still smarting from last week's defeat to bottom side, Barlaston, Kingswinford made a very determined and bright start to this match. The pitch was poor, muddy, with very poor line markings, which was partly a result of the heavy downpour experienced the previous day and Kings rightly thought that the conditions would suit the home team as they were obviously used to playing on this surface more than the visitors. Kings this season however are always ready to produce the unexpected and right from the off they mounted tremendous pressure on the home team, consistently keeping the ball in the opposition's half. Daman Johal, Sunny and Guneet Uppal terrorised the Kiddy defence with their wonderful pace and skill and the visitors were unlucky to still be all square mainly due to some fine saves by the home goalkeeper.
With 20 minutes of one way traffic and no goal to show for it, the curse of Kingswinford struck! The home team, on the break, with their very first excursion into Kings last 3rd of the pitch, 2 on 2. Firstly the home forward locked sticks with Mr Versatility, Kuldip Randhawa, and what was surely a blatant foul when Kuldip's stick was yanked from his grasp and flung to the ground. Incredibly no foul given, the 2nd Kiddy forward then coolly beat remaining defender Parj Sangha (who was blameless I must add) and with a good finish scooped the ball past the stranded keeper Glenn Dunn, who until them had had nothing to do. Kings' knew they were the better team and soon drew level with a fine attacking move between the constantly threatening, Daman with Sunny and Guneet, the latter finishing with aplomb with a great reverse stick strike. Moments later a great pass from Daman in the D looked to have been just a little too strong for centre forward Ravi Johal when out of the blue, on the far left post popped, defender/midfielder Billy Sandhu to coolly take control of the ball before sweeping it sweetly into the net. The whole team was euphoric, as much for taking the lead as for Billy who scored I think, his first ever competitive goal for the club! The scene was now set for Kings to finally press home their advantage and the start of the second half saw Richard Turner replace Ravi up front and indeed, the pressure was still being maintained although without success. Guneet had a couple of good reverse stick strikes each going agonisingly past the post. From a short corner, Guneet then struck a brilliant sweep towards the top right corner, but the defender on the line caught it dead centre on his raised stick and disposed of the danger with apparent ease. It now seemed likely that Kings inability to kill off the game would be their undoing as the midfield and defence began to make uncharacteristic mistakes and it seemed likely would be punished for them before long. Ravi was then re-introduced with about 10 minutes to go as Golden Oldie Richard latched onto a nice through ball and played it intelligently into space on Ravi's right who beat one player before advancing into the D before delivering a telling cross towards the penalty spot. A harassed defender mis-controlled the ball and deflected it goal bound. Just as the ball was crossing the line, Richard was on hand to make sure it crossed the line and the whole teamed breathed a huge sigh of relief!
On reflection the whole team played very well as a unit, something they must strive to do more regularly. Parj and Kuldip were strong in defence on an unreliable playing surface, Dulla Sandhu and Lubby Ram provided the flair and vision to feed the young Kings trio, Sonny M was the engine of the side.
Man of the Match was a close call between Daman and Billy but has been awarded to Billy for a very strong and positive impact on the game, both before and after his goal. Beware Billy, Kingswinford HC now expects great things from you every week!
Next match Saturday at home v table-toppers Bloxwich 2.30pm start- Come on Kings- Chak De Phatai!

3rd Team
Club Match

Badgers (Match cancelled by West Bromwich)
Club Match

Report of game played on Sunday 30th October 2011

O50's EH Cup (No Match Report yet)
Huddersfield Dragons 1 - 4 Kingswinford
Goal Scorers: Billy Jawanda (3), Ranjit Bhadal

Report of games played on Saturday 29th October 2011

1st Team (Match Report by Sharm Dhaliwal)
Kingswinford 21 - 0 Kynoch
Goal Scorers: Billy Jawanda (8), Colin Morris (2), Kam Maan (2), Chris Brown (2), Cole Hickman (2), Ed Parkes (2), Sam George, Adam Pritchard, Surj Takhar

After the somewhat trying trip away last week to Barlaston that eventually culminated in a win, Kingswinford 1st XI were looking forward to playing at home and entertaining our guests from Kynoch without any issues. Alas, that was not to be as after a delay of 25minutes, Kynoch took to the field with 9 players (inclusive of kicking back)! Kingswinford started the game with a different formation that saw Silverfox Jawanda playing at centre forward and the industrious Kaz Purewal at the centre of midfield, and it only took Kingswinford 2 minutes to open the scoring. Kingswinford then started playing their best hockey to date with polished and precision passing and penetrated the Kynoch goal another 16 times in the first half.
Kynoch's players had their prayers answered when in the remainder of their team turned up in time for the second half. In reply, Kingswinford decided to play possession hockey and set out to frustrate their opposition with Richard Brown and Kaz Purewal in their element with their industry and penetrative passing. Coach Billy Jawanda praised the team for keeping their focus and professionalism and singled out Kaz Purewal for special praise, stating that his focus and effort in midfield contributed to the overall performance of the team and goal scoring was made easier with Kazs’ drive and vision providing the link between defence and attack. Man of the match: Kaz Purewal

2nd Team (Match Report by Ravi Johal)
Barlaston 3 - 1 Kingswinford
Goal Scorer: Lubby Ram

The team travelled to Barlaston with high expectations having won their previous 2 league matches. Add to that the fact that Barlaston were currently bottom of the league table without a win to their name, Kings were expecting to not only win but to win comfortably. Life has a funny way of occasionally bringing you back to earth with a bump and Kings hopefully will not take anything for granted in the future. Fielding a strong experienced side, together with the youthful, skilful Uppal brothers, The away team started brightly and some good creative play was let down by poor control by the forwards. Against the run of play, Barlaston took the lead before the break. In the 2nd half they doubled their lead after a defensive mix-up.
Kings still felt they could salvage or even win the game and pulled a goal back almost immediately when Sunny Uppal’s shot on goal from a short corner and although the ball was clearly, albeit slowly, crossing the goal line, Lubby Ram decided to take no chance and helped it across the line. Then followed wave after wave of short corners for Kings but the closest they came to threaten was when Guneet Uppal swept the ball sweetly towards the roof of the net, unfortunately a defender's face was in the way. Thankfully the player was not seriously injured- some of his own team-mates were convinced he actually now looked more handsome!
To compound the misery for the away team, Barlaston scored a late 3rd leaving Kings to rue the 15 odd short corners that were wasted.
Man of the match goes to on field skipper Sonny Matharu for continually trying to motivate and inspire his side.
Next match. away in Vice-Captain Dulla Sandhu's back yard Kidderminster 1pm- thank you in advance to Mr. Sandhu and Son for their anticipated hospitality.

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 1 - 0 Sutton Coldfield
Goal Scorer:
Ed Martin

Report of games played on Saturday 22nd October 2011

1st Team (Match Report by Sam George)
Barlaston 1 - 8 Kingswinford
Goal Scorers: Billy Jawanda (2), Colin Morris (3), Surjit Takhar, Ed Parkes, Chris Brown

Table leaders Kingswinford were set for a 2 o’clock push back against bottom side Barlaston this Saturday, but due to major traffic jams on the M6, the majority of the team only just arrived at 2. Given 15 minutes to prepare, the K’ford 11 took to the field against a much younger Barlaston side.
Although Kings maintained most of the possession, the score was not broken until 10 minutes in when the ‘Brown Brothers’ arrived and Billy Jawanda put the ball into the back of the net. Minutes later Kam Maan arrived to see a complacent Kingswinford beaten on the break by the young Barlaston forward. For the rest of the half K’ford seemed to lack vision and were not showing their full potential. Many chances were not taken, but fortunately Colin Morris and ‘Super Striker’ Surjit Takhar made it 3-1 before the break. Half time consisted of a stern talk from skipper Adam Pritchard and coach Billy Jawanda and after devouring a bag of oranges, the team were ready to go out and cement the victory. Not wanting to let the coach and captain down, Kings stepped up their game and soon enough ‘cool-head’ Ed Parkes used his reverse stick to put away a rebound off the keeper.
With around 15 minutes to go Kingswinford started to play ‘real’ hockey. Crisp passing and fine movement off the ball meant that Colin Morris could make it 4-1. K’ford kept up the pace and Billy ‘Jubilant’ Jawanda used his remarkable stick skills to beat the Barlaston defence and fire the ball into the backboard. Star player Chris Brown then added his name to the score sheet and furthered Kings lead to 6-1. With 10 minutes to go, ‘Consistent’ Colin Morris’ clever positioning enabled him to score twice to complete his hat-trick. The final whistle blew and the game ended 8-1. Captain Adam Pritchard said “Although we won, this was not our best performance, but I am happy with the result.” Coach Billy Jawanda added “I’ve seen many top teams lose to bottom sides due to complacency. We must play to our full capabilities against ALL sides.” Man of the match: Colin Morris.

2nd Team (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 2 - 6 Worcester
Goal Scorers: Richard Turner, Ravi Johal

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Old Halesonians 1 - 2 Kingswinford
Goal Scorers: Josh Tallack, Geoffrey Tang

Report of games played on Saturday 15th October 2011

1st Team (Match Report by Ed Parkes)
Kingswinford 2 - 1 Ludlow
Goal Scorer: Sam George (2)

Kingswinford’s 1st Team added another win under their belt after a hard fought match against Ludlow at a sweltering Dell Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Led by Captain Adam Pritchard and Coach Billy Jawanda, Kingswinford started off on the offence and broke into the opposition’s D within minutes. Ludlow responded quickly and with force but as a result of some fine defending by Kaz Purewal, Sharm Dhaliwal, Adam Pritchard, Richard Brown & keeper Tim Sanders they were unable to strike gold and put the ball into the back of the net. Kingswinford retaliated with some fine hockey and via Billy Jawanda put the ball well into the opposition’s half. After a long corner and from a deflection off Guneet Uppal’s stick the ball was placed perfectly into the line of Sam George who made sure to put it away in the back of Ludlow’s net. Ludlow came back hard with some well drilled hockey and managed to slip one just past the keeper and into the goal. A solid half time talk allowed Kingswinford to refresh and focus on the next half. From the offset Kingswinford broke into an offensive formation. Surjit Takhar’s pass found Sam George who again made no mistake and smashed the ball well into the back of Ludlow’s goal to put Kingswinford in the lead. Ludlow fought back hard to try and secure an equaliser but with no luck. A special mention for Tim Sanders who performed well in goal. Captain Adam Pritchard and Coach Billy Jawanda awarded man of the match to Richard Brown for some alert defending. Pritchard further added “each member of the team worked hard and showed just how much they wanted the win – well done”.

2nd Team (Match Report by Ravi Johal)
West Bromwich 2 - 3 Kingswinford
Goal Scorers: Daman Johal (2), Lubby Ram

Buoyant after last week’s success, Kings were keen to double their points tally so far. Despite some enforced changes due to availability of players, as well as having a different goalkeeper for the 3rd successive match Kings started the match in confident mood. With Guneet Uppal deservedly moving up to the 1st Team this week, it was left to Daman Johal and Sunny Uppal to fill the void left and they did not disappoint! Daman's skill and pace caused a constant threat to the West Bromwich defence and soon reaped dividends with an excellent through ball to Ravi Johal, Ravi drew the home defenders and gave a telling pass back to Daman on the top of the D who after one deft touch into the D unleashed a fierce, unstoppable shot into the bottom right corner of the goal. Some excellent defending by Kings was counteracted by some dismal passing by them which put their own players in unnecessary bother time and again! This compounded by several umpiring decisions going against Kingswinford, did nothing to lesson the growing tension and anxiety between team-mates. The inevitable happened when a ball that had clearly gone out of play was missed by both umpires and a short corner was awarded, West Brom duly scored and the teams went into the break level.
Poor defending by Kings gifted West Brom their 2nd goal. A succession of penalty corners by Kings were poorly executed- this is an area we must work on to capitalise on our chances- until Lubby Ram stepped forward to inject and receive the pass back to superbly sweep the ball past the despairing West Brom keeper.
Both teams had chances after this however the better of them did fall to Kings. Just when it seemed that the spoils would be shared, inexplicably, the West Brom defence presented Ravi with the ball inside their D and then "a parting of the waves" occurred where Ravi just walked around several entranced defenders before laying off the ball to Daman to coolly slot home. Although the game was re-started the final whistle was blown straightaway much to the delight of Kingswinford who have on several previous occasions been on the receiving end of late goals. Although all the Kings players played well and stuck to their tasks very well despite the odd hiccup, special mention today must go to Giles Pargeter in goal, who made some fine saves, Lubby Ram who was outstanding in defence and midfield and Sunny Uppal with his never say die attitude and hard endeavour and to Daman for his well taken brace and hard graft.
I would also like to single out Dulla Sandhu for praise who despite constant barracking from his own supporter(s) didn't let his head drop and also actually for just being an all round good egg.
Man of the match Lubby Ram.

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 1 - 3 Worcester
Goal Scorer: Jordan Webb

Report of games played on Saturday 8th October 2011

1st Team (Match Report by Kam Maan)
Whitchurch 2 - 7 Kingswinford
Goal Scorers: Surjit Takhar (2), Cole Hickman (2), Ed Parkes, Chris Brown, Colin Morris

Kingswinford stormed into the lead in this pulsating West Midlands Division 2 fixture against Whitchurch. Surjit Takhar was in the right place at the right time to slot home a fierce drive on five minutes. Super coach Billy Jawanda placed an unbelievable pass into Ed Parkes’ path and Ed hammered home the second on 10 minutes. Whitchurch then came into the game and had 20 minutes where they went close to scoring. Good defending by Kaz Purewal, Sharm Dhaliwal, Adam Pritchard, Richard Brown & keeper Tim Sanders kept them out. The second half saw K'ford up the pressure and further good goals were scored by Cole Hickman (2), Chris Brown & Colin Morris. Surjit Takhar finished the scoring with a super strike from D Top. Being 7-0 K’ford relaxed too much and gave away a penalty and a goal to Whitchurch to leave the final score at 7-2 in their favour.
Man of the match was a close call between Surjit Takhar, Ed Parkes, Kaz Purewal but Richard Brown wins it for some alert defending.

2nd Team (Match Report by Ravi Johal)
Kingswinford 4 - 2 Wednesbury
Goal Scorers: Guneet Uppal, Ravi Johal (2), Raman Singh

After last week’s morale boosting performance, if not result, against Leamington, Kings were ready to push on and were rewarded with an excellent well deserved win against a good Wednesbury team. Kings opened the scoring with an excellent passing movement between rising star Guneet Uppal and veteran Ravi Johal the latter confidently putting the ball beyond the advancing keeper. Kings then doubled their advantage with a great goal by Guneet himself. Special mention goes to Tom Hickman in goal who dominated his goalmouth with an assured and commanding performance producing a number of fine saves to preserve his side's good lead. Wednesbury, however, did manage to pull a goal back, leaving the home side feeling a little bit nervous going into the break.
The 2nd half saw a sustained opening spell of pressure by Kings, with Guneet tormenting the visitors at will with his silky skills and growing confidence. This pressure saw 6 penalty corners in quick succession for Kings but they were unable to convert the pressure into goals. Just when it seemed that the elusive third goal would never come, Raman Singh cleverly found a neat reverse stick strike to reinstate the 2 goal advantage. Amo Sian and Lubby Ram both playing in unfamiliar roles as full-backs together found a nice understanding to foil the Wednesbury attack time and again. Kuldip Randhawa appeared to struggle with the pace of the game at times but his obvious skill and determination was apparent to all. Sonny Matharu was solid in midfield ably supported by Dulla Sandhu and Kuli Toora. Billy Sandhu who admitted to be still suffering from the after effects of a bout of flu gave heart and soul for his 25 minute involvement in the game and Richard Turner who sat out most of the 2nd half was as efficient and reliable in his wing role as ever. There was an occasion when whilst on the touchline Richard commented "if only I had been on the pitch now" as another far post chance went begging. It was left to Ravi to score Kings' final goal with a fine reactionary, sweetly struck stab at a deflected waist high cross that, although stopped by the Wednesbury keeper, had already just crossed the goal line.
Wednesbury's keeper deserves credit for keeping the scoreline respectable and foiling Kings on numerous occasions. Wednesbury scored a late consolation second goal but by now the first 3 points of Kings' season were safe. As mentioned earlier Guneet was outstanding and ran the show for Kings however man of the match goes to Tom in goal, for his great display which allowed us to press home our superiority.

Badgers (Match cancelled)
Kingswinford v Barford Tigers

Report of game played on Sunday 2nd October 2011

O50's EH Cup (No Match Report yet)
Cannock 2 - 7 Kingswinford
Goal Scorers: Billy Jawanda (4), Richard Turner (2), Rajinder Sehmbi

Report of games played on Saturday 1st October 2011

1st Team (Match Report by Kaza Purewal)
Kingswinford 7 - 0 Rugeley
Goal Scorers: Billy Jawanda (3), Surjit Takhar, Raghvir Singh, Cole Hickman, Chris Brown

An excellent starting result by Kingswinford in the ENER-G West Midlands Division 2. Rugeley came to K’Ford with only ten men but put up a determined fight. Kingswinford scoring an early goal through Billy Jawanda relaxed too much knowing they had a numerical advantage. K’Ford added goals 2, 3 & 4 through Surjit Takhar, Billy Jawanda and Chris Brown. The second half saw K’Ford change the game play and attack using pace and width. Further goals were scored by Cole Hickman, Billy Jawanda and a penalty flick by Raghvir Singh. Adam Pritchard summed up "It was good to get three points today and I hope we can build on this result as we face stronger teams in the League. Building a team bond is essential".
Man of the Match: Billy Jawanda who was excellent as player coach.

2nd Team (Match Report by Ravi Johal)
Leamington 4 - 2 Kingswinford
Goal Scorers: Guneet Uppal, Ravi Johal

A beautiful hot and sunny day in Leamington was the setting for the Kingswinford 2nd Team's first encounter in the 2011-12 league campaign. A shaky start by the home team produced a number of early chances for the visitors and Guneet Uppal was on hand to convert one of them with a fine composed sweep into the net following nice build up play. Guneet was in fact instrumental in many fine forward probes by the visitors and together with his brother Sunny and Daman Johal proved a thorn in the match for the home team. Unfortunately Leamington drew level with a seemingly tame strike on goal which inexplicably went under the feet of rookie keeper Ieuan Moraghan.
Taking full advantage Leamington went on to take the lead with a goal from set play and that is how the half ended. The second half saw the young trio mentioned earlier take the game to Leamington and their work rate on such a hot and tiring afternoon deserves particular mention. Leamington did however get wise quite early on as to which way Daman and Sunny were going when driving forward and the duo need to think about an alternative plan on occasion to draw the best from themselves. Skipper Sonny Matharu had his usual influential role in the heart of midfield but his lack of recent match play and fitness was taking its toll on this hot day. Despite this, Kings pressed forward and a wonderful and determined mazy run by Daman saw his shot/cross into the D helped on by Richard Turner and then Ravi Johal was on hand on the far post to ensure the ball went nowhere but the back of the net.
Leamington again restored their advantage when Ieuan although having pulled off a superb stop from a direct strike, was unable to react quickly enough to then kick the ball away and a Leamington forward was on hand to tap into an inviting goalmouth. The whole team pulled together very well this afternoon and there was some fine passing movement to be witnessed, however special praise goes also to Raman Singh, Billy Sandhu and Kuli Toora for sticking to their tasks very well throughout the game. Man of the match is a close call between Daman and Guneet, however I feel that Guneet just edges it for his incredibly hard endeavour and for being responsible for allowing us to almost draw level with a brilliant visionary through ball to the unmarked Richard who when with only the keeper in front of him was unable to connect strongly enough with his shot to trouble the keeper. To add insult to injury Leamington then went to add a 4th in the dying minutes, but although beaten, Kings can draw a lot of positives, be proud and start to believe in themselves again. Man of match Guneet Uppal.

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 3 - 3 Kings Heath Pickwick
Goal Scorers: Jordan Webb (2), Ed Martin

Report of games played on Saturday 24th September 2011

1st Team (Match Report by Sarj Takhar)
Kingswinford 7 - 2 Barford Tigers 3rd
Goal Scorers: Ed Parkes (2), Billy Jawanda, Surj Takhar, Dave Williams, Colin Morris, Chris Brown

With the league starting next week K'Ford fielded a very strong team against pre-season opposition Barford 3rds. Regular first team players Chris & Richard Brown made a return to action and both were instrumental in this win. A stunned Barford Team conceded 7 goals with a brilliant opening strike from Surjit Takhar and a breathtaking 1-2 goal by Billy Jawanda at the end. Ed Parkes gets man of the match for two good goals and a display full of hard running and tackling. Ex K’Ford Goal Keeper Wasim Iqbal commented "I was unhappy to lose today but at least I can say K'Ford deserved it, they have got some good players this season and can be called the Man City of Hockey!".

2nd Team (Match Report by Ravi Johal)
Barford Tigers 4th 7 - 0 Kingswinford

The final friendly game before the league programme gets underway saw, on paper, a pretty experienced and competent Kingswinford side, take on an equally if not more experienced Barford 4ths.
Barford's desire and passing play was far superior to Kingswinford and although a few scoring opportunities were created by the visitors, a lack of firepower and young legs will be a telling feature in the matches to come. On a bright note, an enthusiastic display by debutant Jon Hall was encouraging and Ieuan Moraghan succeeded in keeping a 2nd successive clean sheet from penalty flicks, his menacing stare forcing the Barford centre forward to hit a tame strike onto the keepers left upright and away from goal. For Kings there were few other positives to take away from the game and Barford scored freely and regularly.
The number of penalty corners won by Kings should have proved more fruitful and the end of match team discussion showed that a passion to succeed does still exist amongst the team.
We now need to regroup, rally together, work out some set plays and eliminate petty bickering during games and the future may still be bright if not orange.
Man of the Match not deserved by anyone today.

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 1 - 2 Barford Tigers
Goal Scorer: Geoffrey Tang

Report of games played on Saturday 17th September 2011

1st Team (Match Report by Mez Navi)
Old Halesonians 2nd 3 - 7 Kingswinford
Goal Scorers: Sam George (2), Colin Morris (2), Billy Jawanda, Surjit Takhar, Ed Parkes

Kingswinford with its new look team got off to a brilliant start in this local derby match against Old Hales 2nds. Kings scored the first three goals after some excellent work from Sarj Takhar & BillyJawanda in the forward third of the pitch. The match was dominated by K’ford and the score line could have been much better in K'fords favour had the Old Hales keeper not made some excellent saves. In defence Sharm Dhaliwal, Kaz Purewal, Dave Williams & new boy Kam Maan were excellent.
Man of Match: Colin Morris.

2nd Team (Match Report by Ravi Johal)
Kingswinford 3 - 6 Old Halesonians 3rd
Goal Scorer: Ravi Johal (3)

The first game of the season at the Dell Stadium for this season's 2nd team saw some familiar old heads brush off the close season cobwebs and together with some very good promising youngsters try to find a winning formula to kick start the season. An inspiring team talk by Sonny Matharu paved the way for a promising start and the match was soon underway. It wasn't long however before the visitors took an early lead following the first of many defensive mix-ups. Not disheartened the team rallied together and set about the task in hand. A couple of good early chances fell to Ravi Johal but he hadn't yet settled into his game and the chances were squandered. Some fine individual skill was displayed by Guneet Uppal who shot across the goalmouth and Ravi was on hand for a simple tap in to level the scores.
Old Hales were soon back in front and added a 3rd soon after.
Shortly before the break, Old Hales were awarded a penalty and young Ieuan Moraghan who had volunteered to switch from super-sub star striker to permanent 2nd team goalkeeper pulled off a fine penalty save much to the delight of his team-mates. This provided a lift to the team for the start of the 2nd half and there was some fine interlinking play particularly between Sonny, Lubby Ram, Daman Johal, Dulla Sandhu and Sunny Uppal. Kings' 2nd goal was a result of a fine attacking drive by Daman, who just when everyone thought had overrun the ball crossed it hard from the edge of the D just before it went out of play, Ever alert Richard Turner was on hand to deflect the ball across to the far post where Ravi was on hand for another simple tap in. Daman left his mark in his last game for the club with an accomplished performance before his departure to Brunel University for the next 3 years. He leaves with the club's best wishes. Old Hales then scored a further 3 goals. Man of the match goes to Lubby Ram not least for his fine visionary pass which led to Ravi's 3rd goal.
A big thank you to Messrs Johal and Sandhu for umpiring a very well-mannered game.

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Kingswinford 2 - 5 Old Halesonians
Goal Scorers: Elliot Steedman, Josh Hart

Report of games played on Saturday 10th September 2011

1st Team (Match Report by Ramandeep Singh)
Cannock 3rd 6 - 1 Kingswinford
Goal Scorer: Billy Jawanda

Kingswinford with a new look team played a very strong Cannock 3rds. With new players Sharm Dhaliwal, Raggi Singh, Colin Morris & Hockey superstar Billy Jawanda. K’ford had the better of the early chances with Ed Parkes going close. Cannock soaked up the pressure and struck just before half time with two well drilled short corners. The 2nd half saw Cannock score four more and K'ford score via a Jawanda short corner. K'ford closed the match the better side, Ed Parkes shot went inches wides and Surj Takhar put a chance the wrong side of the post. Captain Adam Pritchard commented "I am pleased with the team performance considering some of us haven’t played together before. I also have Kam Singh, Chris Brown, Richard Brown & Julian Turner to add to this squad, so things look good".

2nd Team (No Match Report yet)
Cannock 4th 8 - 0 Kingswinford

Badgers (No Match Report yet)
Wednesbury 1 - 1 Kingswinford
Goal Scorer: Elliot Steedman