Khalsa suffered another league defeat at Quorn, but this time will be left feeling more than a touch hard done by after dominating much of the game.
But for the sublime intervention of Quorn hitman Stephen Hart – grabbing his 34thand 35thgoals of an astonishing season – and some wasteful finishing, the outcome might have been very different.
Josh Thomas, looking lively and positive on his return back from injury, had opportunities in the first ten minutes, on both occasions doing well to carve shooting chances but unable to hit the target.
But on ten minutes Hart opened the scoring, breaking the offside trap and controlling the ball with possibly the finest piece of control ever seen at this level of football before driving on and finishing past Sam Arnold.
Khalsa hit back and dominated for long spells. On 27 minutes, Dan Westwood surged into the box and rounded the keeper only to be forced wide and unable to convert.
And Quorn keeper Dan Farrell pulled off a good save to deny Dave Meese on the half hour, pushing the ball away low to his left.
Thomas stung Farrell’s hands with an effort on 34 minutes, lashing a shot on the angle and the same player had a chance four minutes later, again just unable to score from a tight position.
Hart had Khalsa on their toes immediately after the restart. On 48 minutes he rampaged through the defence and rounded Arnold only to put his shot just over and then three minutes later he again caused mayhem and got his shot off, but this time Arnold was equal to it.
Khalsa finally got the equaliser they deserved on 54 minutes, Tes Robinson scoring his third of the season from a corner.
The visitors sensed the game was theirs for the taking and the defining moment came just four minutes after the equaliser, Westwood crossing for an unmarked Mykel Beckley in the middle only to shoot wide.
Five minutes later a Meese half-volley which was going wide begged to be turned in by Westwood, from eight yards out, but the striker was unable to react quickly enough.
Khalsa’s profligate ways came to haunt them on 81 minutes when Hart caused enough trouble to bring about a mix up between Robinson and Arnold as he chased another long ball and had the simplest of finished to make it 2-1 and grab the points for the home side.
Sporting Khalsa: Sam Arnold, Carlo Franco, Adam Osbourne, Leon Miles, Tes Robinson (captain), Alex Woodhouse, Liam Armstrong, Dave Meese (Alex Perry), Dan Westwood, Josh Thomas (Jay Holdcroft), Mykel Beckley (Nick Turton). Subs not used: Mensah Kinch, Garfield Robinson.