Sporting Khalsa vs Stoke City



Sporting Khalsa



Stoke City


25th October 2016 | 7:45 pm
The Guardian Warehousing Arena


Craig Bannister - came closest to scoring for Khalsa, right at the death
Craig Bannister – came closest to scoring for Khalsa, right at the death

A late goal by substitute Tyrese Campbell – son of former West Brum and Everton striker Kevin Campbell – for a young Stoke City side broke Sporting Khalsa’s hearts, dumping them out of the Staffordshire Senior Cup.

Campbell latched onto a loose backpass by Garfield Robinson in the 89th minute before finishing in style past Sheridan Martinez for what was the winning goal.

But Khalsa gave a good account of themselves against a slick City side, restricting the opposition to a handful of chances.

Stoke’s best chance in the first half saw Oliver Shenton strike the angle of post and bar with a good drive from the edge of the box.

And in the second half Khalsa defender Carlo Franco’s header from Danny Ashton’s corner flashed just wide.

In the dying moments, while still recoiling from the late blow, Craig Bannister almost grabbed an unlikely equaliser, Dan Gyollai pushing his shot wide deep into injury time.

Sporting Khalsa: Sheridan Martinez, Bekir Halil, Danny Ashton, Carlo Franco, Tes Robinson (captain), Elliot Turner (Alex Perry), Marvin Nisbett, Dave Meese, Craig Bannister, Simeon Townsend (Dequon Ebanks), Garfield Robinson. Subs not used: Johnny Haynes, Mark Ganderton, Tom Turner.

First team results 2016-17