Three second half goals gave Midland League Premier Division side Sporting Khalsa a victory over Hinckley AFC at St John’s Park.
In Hinckley’s first home pre-season friendly, they held their own against a strong Khalsa side who finished third in the top tier of the Midland League last year.
But Khalsa, featuring former Hinckley players Sam Arnold and Bekir Halil, found the net three times after the interval as the higher level side recorded a victory.
Hinckley continue to prepare for the visit of Heanor Town on 5th August when they make the short trip to Bedworth United on Tuesday evening.
Hinckley: Tom Cross, Michael Harvey, Rico Taylor, Jean Kalenda, Ryan Paddock, Mark Williams, Marcus Jackson, Darious Darkin, David Blenkinsopp, Ryan Seal, Sean Williams. Substitutes: Tom McCrystal, Kevin Charley, Kieran Miller, Connor Pugh, Will Freeman