Sporting Khalsa 1 Hereford FC 3 (friendly)

Mykel Beckley – quality finish just before the break to put Khalsa back in it

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It was a historic day as Sporting Khalsa returned to the Aspray Arena after a £1m makeover of the playing and spectator facilities with a visit by non-league giants Hereford.

Khalsa and Hereford locked horns in Hereford’s first season during the 2015-16 campaign, since when the Bulls have enjoyed three successive titles and seem destined to return to the Football League status their previous guise enjoyed.

Although the visitors seized the initiative in the early stages of the first half, racing to a two-goal lead, Ian Rowe‘s men clawed their way back and Mykel Beckley scored a neat goal to reduce the arrears just before the break.

The heat and substitutions fragmented the play in the second half, but Khalsa might have got themselves back into it on a couple of occasions before a late goal made the scoreline more presentable for the visitors.

SKTV: Khalsa boss Ian Rowe reflects on the 3-1 defeat against Hereford