AFC Wulfrunians vs Sporting Khalsa

Total Motion Midland Football League

2

AFC Wulfrunians

Loss

4

Sporting Khalsa

Win

  • Mensah Kinch - 2 goal(s)
  • Liam Holt - 1 goal(s)
  • Craig Bannister - 1 goal(s)
5th September 2017 | 7:45 pm
Castlecroft Stadium

Recap

Mensah Kinch – great first-half double to do the damage for Khalsa

A double from ex-Wulfrunian winger Mensah Kinch helped Khalsa to three points against their near neighbours.

Kinch struck on three and 44 minutes to do much of the damage to Wulfrunians who will be Khalsa’s landlords from Christmas during the redevelopment of their Aspray Arena home.

Kinch’s first goal saw the ball land with him after a miss-hit shot and he rounded the keeper before rolling into the empty net.

Liam Holt made it 2-0 on 14 minutes, Marvin Nisbett’s cross from the left was headed out of the area but returned with style with a 30 yard into the bottom corner of the net.

Wulfs grabbed a lifeline by pulling a goal back in the 33rd minute when Kyle Brady outpaced his marker to a throughball before firing low past the keeper. Kinch restored the lead just before the break, a cross from the left was dealt with badly allowing the former Wulfs player to grab his second.

At the start of the second half Ben Jevons forced an instinctive save from Tom Turner from his near post header while, at the other end, Nisbett fired into the side-netting from a good position.

Any hopes Wulfs had of getting back into the game were dashed in the 67th minute when Khalsa extended their lead when Nisbett drew out the keeper before unselfishly squaring for Craig Bannister to make it 4-1.

Wulfs pulled a goal back eight minutes from time when two substitutes linked up, Callum Parker forcing home Mitch McDonald’s low cross at close range.

Richie Palmer then crashed a long range shot off the underside of the crossbar and Parker and Brady both went close with headers but time ran out on Wulfs and Khalsa ran out deserved winners.

Sporting Khalsa: Tom Turner, Carlo Franco, Johnny Haynes, Brad Lawley, Tes Robinson (captain), Liam Holt, Mike Perks (Keenan Meakin-Richards), Dave Meese, Mensah Kinch, Marvin Nisbett (Dan Sweeney), Craig Bannister (Rikardo Reid).

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