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.
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.
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.