It may have been Non-League Day but the hardy supporters who showed up at Quorn’s Farley Way were not exactly treated to a feast of football. With hardly any chances at either end, neither goalkeeper called into much action and a winner from an own goal from a corner, this match won’t go down as a classic.
At the other end, Ryan Evans came the closest to scoring for the home side, firing just wide of the far post after rampaging down the right flank.
Two penalty calls, one in each half, were rejected by the ref, to the anger of each side. First Quorn had a shout when Dom Brennan went tumbling in the area under pressure from Leon Miles, the decision sparking fury from the home striker which earned him a booking.
Then, just after half time, Daniel Chapman blocked a Dave Meese shot, the ref waving away appeals for handball.
The goal came on 67 minutes, Niall Mather turning into his own net while trying to avoid the ball crossing the line from a goalmouth scramble, only to help the ball to its destination.
In truth, the goal did little to spark much in the way of response, Khalsa happy to circle the waggons and defend what they had and the home side unable to get much going by way of creativity.
Khalsa now face Wolverhampton United in the JW Hunt Cup on Tuesday (kick off 7.45pm).
Sporting Khalsa: Sam Arnold, Carlo Franco (captain), Jonathan Haynes, Shawn Boothe, Leon Miles, Mike Perks, Kyle Brady (Liam Holt), Dave Meese, Craig Bannister (Mikel Beckley), Mensah Kinch (Marvin Nisbett), Nathan Stone. Subs not used: Luke Adams, Tes Robinson.