A breathtaking second half goal by substitute Rikardo Reid was the pick of the bunch as Sporting Khalsa eased past Dudley Town and into the second qualifying round of the FA Vase.
Reid’s turn and brutal shot from the edge of the area which rocketed past James Scarratt on 70 minutes wrapped up the scoring and snuffed out any resistance by the home side.
Dudley certainly had their chances to rock Khalsa on their heels, Rion Francis-Mills breaking through after 12 minutes, eluding the attentions of Tes Robinson, only to fluff his shot. Two minutes later, Craig Bannister should have put the visitors ahead, putting his shot wide from inside the box after Mensah Kinch‘s cross had been nodded down by Dave Meese.
Khalsa did take the lead on 25 minutes, a brilliant defense splitting pass by Robinson finding Kinch who continued his fine run of goals by prodding past Scarratt.
Dudley might have found themselves back in the game before the break, Francis-Mills once again surging free down the left from a great Leon Naylor pass and finding a probing cross which required the intervention of Robinson to stop it reaching Town skipper Lee Smith unmarked at the far post.
Substitute Reid wrapped up the scoring on 70 minutes, his magnificent finish putting the game to bed.
Dudley continued to push, however. Francis-Mills led the charge on 76 minutes, setting free Shawn Devonport who opted not to pick out the well placed Rhys Morgan and instead shot from an angle, his scuffed effort eluding everyone and eventually hitting the post and rolling to safety.
Reid almost doubled his tally on 80 minutes, powering his way into the area and forcing a fine save by Scarratt. Then with five minutes remaining, Khalsa keeper James Pemberton preserved the clean sheet for the visitors with tidy saves from first Devonport and then Morgan.
Deep into stoppage time a volleyed effort by Brad Lawley at the other end found the net, only to be denied by the linesman’s flag.
Sporting Khalsa: James Pemberton; Carlo Franco, Tim Jackson, Joe Rogers, Tes Robinson; Brad Lawley, Dave Meese (Simeon Townsend), Lee Wherton (Captain), Marvin Nisbett (Michael Nelson), Mensah Kinch; Craig Bannister (Rikardo Reid). Unused subs: Jordan Uppal, Mike Perks.
Man of the match: Tes Robinson