Result: Sporting Khalsa 2 Loughborough University 0

Tes Robinson – two goals for the centre-half won the game for Khalsa

Khalsa finally secured their first league victory of the season thanks to two first half goals from corners for skipper Tes Robinson, both assisted by Josh Thomas.

The visitors were quick out of the blocks, a probing cross by Joe Boachie narrowly eluded the head of Chris Eneremadu with less than a minute on the clock.

Khalsa hitman Dan Westwood – still awaiting his first goal for the club since joining – had a handful of early opportunities but the finishing was slightly off and Loughborough went unpunished.

The breakthrough came on 15 minutes, Thomas’s corner into the thick of the action meeting the boot of Robinson and thumped past Loughborough keeper Jake Hilton. Twelve minutes later, Robinson doubled his tally, heading home another Thomas corner to make it 2-0.

Loughborough steadied the ship slightly after the goals, controlling possession without really testing the Khalsa defensive ranks too much.

The second half saw Westwood’s movement earn him a one-on-one with keeper Hilton who pulled off a good block to deny the striker that elusive first goal of the season.

Despite opportunities at both ends – including an acrobatic effort by Boachie which flew just wide of the post and a good chance for Garfield Robinson – it was Khalsa who maintained their grip on the game and were able to see the game through for a clean sheet and three points.

Khalsa are back in action at the Aspray Arena on Tuesday, kick off 7.45pm.

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