Sporting Khalsa crashed disappointingly out of the FA Cup at the second hurdle in a classic game of two halves characterised by poor discipline and even poorer officiating.
Two goals politely described as ‘dubious’ – one for each team – were the low points in this regard. First Mensah Kinch‘s effort had everybody expecting a whistle for a foul on the defender in the run up and then the ‘challenge’ that was presumably the reason for the penalty award for Drew Canavan’s winner. It was a winner that despite the headscratching over many of the key decisions, nobody could argue was unjustified.
Between these goals was an equaliser of real quality by Drew Canavan in the 72nd minute which absolutely nobody could quibble over. There were good saves at each end, Khalsa keeper Sam Arnold and his Swifts counterpart Dominic Richards both pulling off great stops.
Khalsa have the chance to get back on the horse quickly on Bank Holiday Monday when they visit neighbours AFC Wulfrunians (kick off 3pm).