Sporting Khalsa vs Lye Town

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Sporting Khalsa


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

Lye Town


27th August 2016 | 3:00 pm
The Guardian Warehousing Arena


Tom Turner - the boy done good.
Tom Turner – the boy done good.

Khalsa got their season underway after three successive defeats to start the campaign with a convincing victory over Lye.

Lye, who had started their own season well, including a win over Alvechurch, were not the opposition Khalsa really would have chosen in such circumstances.

Ian Rowe’s men needed a brilliant performance between the sticks by Tom Turner to shut out Lye, with a number of big saves with the game still at deadlock.

It was the home debut of Johnny Haynes that caused all the problems at the other end of the field. Possessing one of the most impressive long throws in football, his launched efforts twice led to goals for Khalsa in the first half.

First, on 18 minutes, Dave Meese headed home a throw to give Khalsa the lead. And then, exactly ten minutes later, Craig Bannister took advantage of the mayhem caused by a Haynes throw to tap home and claim his first league goal of the season.

Khalsa skipper Tes Robinson wrapped up the scoring on 52 minutes, heading home a corner to put the result beyond any doubt. But there was still time for Turner to play his part, pulling off a great stop on 85 minutes to deny Lye substitute Jack Till.

The one blackspot on the day for Khalsa came with the match reaching the closing stages when Elliot Turner slid in for a challenge he didn’t need to make and can have few complaints about his straight red card, the second in two games for Khalsa.

Sporting Khalsa: Tom Turner, Joe Rogers, Johnny Haynes, Carlo Franco, Tes Robinson (Captain), Mike Perks, Elliott Turner, Dave Meese, Craig Bannister (Simeon Townsend), Luke Shearer (Nicky Turton), Mensah Kinch (Danny Ashton).

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