A late screamer by Elliot Turner – his first goal since arriving at the club in the summer – helped keep up Khalsa’s buoyant mood following the mid-week FA Vase win, earning a victory over Heanor.
Having been beaten by Heanor in their previous two meetings, Ian Rowe’s men gained a measure of revenge, edging out their opponents in a seesaw encounter.
Josh McKenzie opened the scoring after just six minutes, stealing possession from Adrian Whitmore and firing a low effort with the outside of his foot past keeper Joe McCormack.
Heanor soon settled, creating the majority of the chances in the first half without really testing Khalsa keeper Tom Turner. Tim Jackson had to be on his toes to clear off the line from a corner early in the second half and McKenzie almost doubled his tally when he curled a shot from the edge of the area onto the post.
Heanor deservedly equalised on 77 minutes, Dominic Wilkinson bundling the ball home to capitalise on some hesitancy in the Khalsa defensive ranks.
Just as the game was heading towards what would probably have been a just result of a draw, a passage of play that saw McCormack produce a great save from Deqwon Ebanks from a one-on-one finally ended with a 25-yard scorcher from Turner on 89 minutes, earning Khalsa the points.