Sporting Khalsa 2 Long Eaton United 1

Dave Meese - grabbed what proved the decisive goal with a first half header
Dave Meese – grabbed what proved the decisive goal with a first half header

Khalsa overcame league leaders Long Eaton despite playing for fifty minutes of the game with only nine men following the dismissal of two of their defensive line.

Defenders Carlo Franco and Joe Rogers saw during a crazy first half of the match which paved the way for an Alamo-like second half which saw Khalsa hold on despite the numerical disadvantage.

Tes Robinson opened the scoring for the home side before a Long Eaton equaliser from the penalty spot. Dave Meese then put Khalsa ahead before the double dismissal stopped what looked like a relatively comfortable charge for the home side.

But thanks to a heroic performance by the remaining nine men on the pitch, and some pretty nifty tactical manoeuvring by Khalsa boss Ian Rowe, the home side were able to hold on.