Hereford United vs Sporting Khalsa

Midland Football League

4

Hereford FC

Win

0

Sporting Khalsa

Loss

16th February 2016 | 7:45 pm
Edgar Street

Recap

James Pemberton – was a busy boy but helped to keep the score semi-respectable

Khalsa took a hiding in Herefordshire, going down 4-0 in a game in which they can consider themselves fortunate not to concede many more.

Although playing a side of rare quality in buoyant form, Khalsa will feel they were unable to do themselves justice on the night.

Khalsa hardly got a kick in the first half and most of the damage was done by the interval.

Hereford struck the woodwork on 11 minute, Pablo Haysham’s shot after some dazzling work down the left coming back off the post and to safety.

Mustapha Bundu – the menace throughout and surely the best player to have graced the Midlands Football League in many a year – opened the scoring on 34 with a header from a corner after James Pemberton had first saved from Joe Tumelty and then Dylan Bonella hit the post with an in swinging corner which was cleared behind.

Bundu almost got his second on 42 minutes, Pemberton denying him, but just seconds later he benefited from a break to slot home cooly.

The second half saw Khalsa start brightly, a Dave Meese effort from a Tim Jackson corner blocked just after the restart.

Things went from bad to worse on the hour, a through ball to Bundu had more than a hint of offside but ended with Tes Robinson bringing him down in the box and being sent off.

Bundu duly dispatched the penalty for his hat trick.

Six minutes later, a fine goal by Haysham saw him juggle the ball too-and-fro over Jackson (who is probably suffering a sore neck having been pulled from pillar to post) in a stretched Khalsa defence before firing home. It was truly a thing of beauty.

On 71 minutes the quite excellent Ryan Green ran the full length of the pitch before setting up Bundu for an effort that flashed just wide.

Pemberton produced a good save to deny sub Rob Purdie on 76 as Hereford took their foot off the gas in the final stages, perhaps eyeing up this weekend’s massive FA Vase game.

Sporting Khalsa: James Pemberton; Carlo Franco, Tim Jackson, Joe Rogers, Tes Robinson; Dave Meese (Brad Lawley), Michael Nelson (Matt Martin), Lee Wherton (captain), Craig Bannister, Marvin Nisbett, Marvin Robinson (Simeon Townsend)

Man-of-the-match: Mustapha Bundu (so good he was our best player as well)

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