Asfordby Lions sink Khalsa hopes

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After five weeks of cup games, Asfordby Lions returned to league action against Khalsa with whom they had drawn earlier in the season.

Asfordby started the game on the attack with Cook and Jolliffe bossing midfield. They fed the ball to Hill whose through ball found Price to calmly round the keeper and slot the opening goal.

Khalsa’s keeper launched a long kick upfield, putting the defence of Herod, Wallis and Azhashemi under pressure, but a few strong tackles later and the threat was cleared.

Keeper Thompson had to parry a well-struck shot, and nearing half-time, Azhashemi set off on one of his mazy runs before crossing into the Khalsa box where Hill shot wide.

After the break Asfordby went searching for another goal. Hill, Saffhill and Price went close, but finally Hill shot low into the bottom corner for 2-0.

Khalsa began to move the ball around and halved the deficit at 2-1.

Subs Elliott and Harris came on and kept the pressure on, and Hill scored his second after great play from defence right through to attack.

Hill unleashed a shot which the keeper could only parry to Elliott who guided the ball into the net for 4-1.

Andrews came on and soon found himself in front of goal, but his shot was well saved.

The Lions will hope to carry their great form into Sunday’s trip to league leaders CFA.