Sporting Khalsa vs South Normanton Athletic

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Sporting Khalsa


  • Dave Meese - 1 goal(s)
  • Craig Bannister - 1 goal(s)

South Normanton Athletic


22nd August 2017 | 7:45 pm
The Guardian Warehousing Arena


Dave Meese – grabbed the equaliser for Khalsa

Khalsa were denied a first league win of the season as a late equaliser by South Normanton’s Jean Ruben Desrosiers earned his side a point after it looked like Craig Bannister had done the business for Ian Rowe‘s men.

Tom Fell gave the Shiners the lead on seven minutes, Gerome Palmer clearing a Khalsa cross which Shane Newton collected and turned well giving Jake Etkins-Tyson the ball who found Tom Leighton down the left his near post cross was headed home by Fell, giving Tom Turner no chance.

The visitors should have extended their lead on 29 minutes when Tomi Jayiola broke down the right with Fell in a 2 v 1 situation but his pass to Fell just gave Turner the opportunity to intervene and stop a certain goal.

Khalsa boss Ian Rowe moved to three at the back and going more direct, putting Shiners keeper Charlie Mansfield under more pressure. The equaliser came on the hour, a whipped in cross saw a powerful header smash against the bar and with Leighton unable to clear as the ball came at a awkward Leighton the ball broke to the right and the ball was fired home from six yards through a crowded box by Dave Meese.

Khalsa took the lead on 80 minutes, Bannister just getting the important touch on a left wing cross past the despairing Mansfield.

But the visitors got the equaliser six minutes later, three successive corners finally earning them their reward with Desrosiers finding space to head into the roof of the net.

Sporting Khalsa: Tom Turner, Carlo Franco, Tes Robinson (captain), Leon Miles, Johnnie Haynes, Mike Perks, Dave Meese, Dan Sweeney (Callum Cooper), Craig Bannister (Rickardo Reid), Mykel Beckley (Marvin Nisbett). Subs not used: Simeon Townsend, Christian Henry.

First team results 2017-18