Coleshill Town vs Sporting Khalsa

MIDLAND FOOTBALL LEAGUE

2

Coleshill Town

Loss

3

Sporting Khalsa

Win

21st October 2017 | 3:00 pm
Pack Meadow

Recap

Mike Perks – headed the winner deep into injury time

A last-gasp winner by Mike Perks earned Khalsa three-points in a ding-dong battle between the top and fourth placed sides in the Midland Football League.

Khalsa were ahead and then trailed, coming back to clinch an unlikely three points against the league leaders.

The early exchanges were typical of a high pressure match on an artificial surface, the swirling wind doing little to help either side play football.

It was Khalsa who had the best of the openings, Kyle Brady and Craig Bannister had half chances for the visitors on 11 and 15 minutes respectively.

And it was Brady who put Ian Rowe’s side ahead on 25 minutes, capitalising on a fortuitous deflection to shoot past Paul Hathaway.

It took a great block by Tes Robinson to prevent Rob Evans from equalising from a corner right on the stroke of half time.

But within minutes of the restart, Coleshill were ahead. Reece Leek and Gio Dainty bagged opportunistic goals within three minutes of each other.

Khalsa dragged themselves back into the game on 75 minutes, Shawn Boothe heading back a corner to Robinson who made no mistake to equalise.

With the game going into injury time and a hard-fought draw looking likely to be what would probably have been a fair result, Hathaway produced a good save to tip over Marvin Nisbett’s effort from the edge of the area.

But from the resulting corner, Perks popped up at the far post to spark jubilant celebrations on the Khalsa bench and earn Khalsa the three points.

Sporting Khalsa: Sam Arnold, Carlo Franco, Jonathan Haynes, Shawn Boothe, Tes Robinson (captain), Mike Perks, Mensah Kinch (Nathan Stone), David Meese, Craig Bannister (Ricardo Reid), Kyle Brady, Marvin Nisbett.

First team fixtures 2017-18