Sporting Khalsa v Wellington FC

Buildbase FA Vase


Sporting Khalsa


  • Dave Meese - 1 goal(s)
  • Craig Bannister - 3 goal(s)

Wellington FC


3rd October 2015 | 3:00 pm
Aspray Arena


Craig Bannister - now on 21 for the season
Craig Bannister – another hat-trick

A first half hat-trick from Craig Bannister secured Khalsa’s passage into the next round of the FA Vase.

Lashing home from close range after four minutes to open the scoring, Bannister then grabbed his second on 18 minutes after a Lee Wherton long ball gave him the time and space to dash forward and finish in style past keeper Chris Manchi.

Then with just seconds of the first half to go a rampaging run by Simeon Townsend led to a cross which Bannister tucked away in style at the far post.

Aside from the goals – which now take Bannister’s tally to 19 for the season – it had been largely one-way traffic.

One two separate occasions it required great last ditch challenges by Wellington’s Ben Thomas to deny Bannister easy finishes, while Marvin Nisbett had an effort cleared off the line and another off the woodwork.

The second half was a predictably pedestrian affair, with substitute Ben Hadley having the best of the chances as he twice burst through and forced the keeper into action from long-range.

On 64 minutes, a brilliant run down the left by Michael Nelson ended with a cross to fellow substitute Townsend whose snap shot flew just narrowly high and wide. Dave Meese finally broke the second half deadlock on 84 minutes volleying home his fifth of the season from a Tim Jackson corner.