It had been Khalsa who had the earliest opening, a fine save by Sean Butler keeping out Craig Bannister with just four minutes on the clock.
Boldmere’s lead didn’t last long, eight minutes to be precise, as a scrappy attempt at clearing a Bannister ended with the ball landing at the feet of Tes Robinson, who smashed home his sixth goal of the season from centre half.
Khalsa were undeniably leggy, the exploits of the midweek fixture clearly catching up with them.
But they took the lead on the stroke of half time, a Bannister free kick hitting the bar and bouncing in the six-yard box where Nisbett reacted quickest to fire home his sixth of the season and give Khalsa the lead.
The second period was a lethargic affair, little of any note taking place until Bannister’s free kick on 65 minutes narrowly eluded the head of Robinson who had pushed forward again.
This livened the game up slightly as Mike Perks fired a shot just wide a couple of minutes later and then at the other end Andrew Lewis forced a low save from Pemberton. Substitute Simeon Townsend was put through by Kinch on 78 minutes, but the striker was just too casual in getting his shot off and Boldmere’s back line was able to recover.
Kinch crossed for Townsend on 83 minutes, his header from a good position going over the crossbar and shortly afterwards Alex Forde produced a fine challenge to deny Townsend after a Nisbett backheel had caused all sorts of problems in the box.
Sporting Khalsa: James Pemberton; Carlo Franco, Nicky Campbell (captain), Joe Rogers, Tes Robinson; Mike Perks, Dave Meeese, Brad Lawley (Simeon Townsend), Marvin Nisbett, Mensah Kinch (Ben Hadley); Craig Bannister (Michael Nelson).