Lichfield City vs Sporting Khalsa

JW Hunt Cup Quarter Final

0

Lichfield City

Loss

3

Sporting Khalsa

Win

12th April 2017 | 7:45 pm

Recap

Mike Perks – goal just before the break effectively finished the home side off.

Khalsa progressed to the semi-finals of the JW Hunt Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over Midland Football League Division One side Lichfield City.

Khalsa saw an early penalty shout waved away before Lichfield had their first openings when Jordan Hunt and Luke Chapman tested Tom Turner in the Khalsa goal.

Both sides traded half-chances in the game until Richard Deavall was penalised for a foul in the box, but City keeper James Lawson came to the rescue with a fine save from the resulting penalty by Dave Meese.

But it turned out to be little more than a temporary stay of execution as Khalsa took the lead thanks to a powerful header from Tes Robinson from the corner. Lichfield were left shell-shocked as the advantage was doubled when an effort from distance by Mike Perks went in off the post.

An uneventful second half saw Lichfield struggle to find a way back into the game until the latter stages when the Khalsa keeper was forced into a fine save to prevent an own goal from sneaking in.

As City pushed to grab a foothold in the encounter, they were always likely to be vulnerable at the other end and so it proved as the defeat was wrapped up when the offside trap was sprung by Meese who finished at the second time of asking.

Sporting Khalsa: Tom Turner, Brad Lawley (Johnnie Haynes), Shawn Boothe, Tes Robinson (captain), Mike Perks, Dave Meese, Luke Shearer, Mensah Kinch, Fabrice Kasiama (Yusifu Ceesay), Craig Bannister (Marvin Nisbett), Simeon Townsend. Subs not used: Bekir Halil, Sheridan Martinez.

First team results 2016-17