A late captain’s goal by Lee Wherton saved Khalsa’s blushes following another weekend wobble. After a fine midweek showing against Shepshed, Khalsa were back to their leggy worst and almost paid the price of defeat in a game with precious few highlights to speak of.
At the other end, Quorn’s Jacob Iever should have done better from a clever right-wing cross from Courtney Meade, heading over the bar from a decent position. And then it was Gardner’s turn to head tamely, failing to take advantage of a great cross by Bannister on 23 minutes.
The second half opened brightly, Quorn taking the lead through Iever after the ball spilled across the defence from the right wing and the striker finished in style.
Quorn almost doubled their advantage shortly afterwards, Khalsa keeper Mihai Gherasim produced a good save to deny Liam Turner on 53 minutes after great work by Meade.
But as the rain fell and made the game even more scrappy, chances were few and far between. Tes Robinson almost grabbed an equaliser but Thacker saved well on 67 minutes.
It took a moment of magic from Wherton, firing home through a crowded area on 89 minutes to rescue a point for Khalsa and keep daylight between them and the sides hunting third spot.
Sporting Khalsa: Mihai Gherasim; Nicky Campbell (Chad Birch), Tim Jackson, Carlo Franco, Tes Robinson; Brad Lawley, Matt Martin (Callum Cooper), Marvin Nisbett, Lee Wherton (captain); Craig Bannister, Matt Gardner (Michael Nelson).
Man-of-the-match: Lee Wherton