Sporting Khalsa vs Eccleshall FC



Sporting Khalsa


  • Dave Meese - 1 goal(s)
  • Mensah Kinch - 3 goal(s)
  • Lee Chilton - 1 goal(s)
  • Josh Thomas - 1 goal(s)
  • Daniel Westwood - 1 goal(s)

Eccleshall FC


9th October 2018 | 7:45 pm
The Guardian Warehousing Arena


Mensah Kinch – give him an inch, give him an inch, give him an inch, give him an inch

A first-half hat-trick for winger Mensah Kinch helped Khalsa on their way to safe passage into the second round of the Staffordshire Senior Cup.

The scoreline suggested a thumping but in reality it was only a clinical brutality in front of goal that made the difference. Kinch put Khalsa ahead on ten minutes, an overhead kick from a corner somehow evading the defenders on the goal line to open the scoring.

But the visitors equalised within three minutes, the impressive Christopher Aziamale beating Sam Arnold in the Khalsa goal from distance with a shot that took a small deflection.

It took a further three minutes for Khalsa to get back ahead, Dan Westwood driving a snapshot from the edge of the area past the despairing dive of Owen Wyatt, his seventh successive game in which he has scored.

On 25 minutes it was 3-1, a great diagonal pass by Johnnie Haynes finding Kinch who controlled and shot home in style. And just before the half-time whistle, Haynes was again the architect, setting up Kinch to drill in at an angle to complete his hat-trick.

After the flurry of goals, there was a bit of a lull in the second half. Lee Chilton’s probing cross to Westwood from the left flank narrowly evaded the inform striker. And at the other end, on 59 minutes Aziamale was put through in acres of space only to somehow spurn the chance.

Josh Thomas made it 5-1 on 61 minutes, his cross fumbled by Wyatt and adjudged to be over the goal line by the referee’s assistant. But Eccleshall immediately hit back, Aziamale making no mistake this time when put clear through to make it 5-2.

Substitute Dave Meese made it 6-2 on 75 minutes, turning home a Chilton cross after he had forced a great save from Wyatt moments earlier.

The scoring was completed on 84 minutes when substitute Rico Taylor drifted past several players and into the box to feed Chilton whose low angular shot tucked into the corner to make it 7-2.

Sporting Khalsa: Sam Arnold, Vidal Hendrickson, Jonnie Haynes, Shawn Boothe (captain), Leon Miles, Luke Adams, Josh Thomas, Liam Armstrong (Alex Perry), Dan Westwood (Dave Meese), Mensah Kinch (Rico Taylor) Lee Chilton. Subs not used: Carlo Franco, Ryan Pratt.

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