At one point in my story, I am trying to describe a fight. The action is that one of the fighters firsts attacks with a sword, disarming his opponent and then hits him with his foot.
The sentence is -
The blade flashed, the strike removing the sword from his hands. Charlie followed that with a lash of his foot, tripping Adam off his.
The text in bold is the one which feels very weird to me when reading. Is it a valid usage ? If not, what can I do to make the action more sensible.