Sporting Khalsa vs Coventry United

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Sporting Khalsa


  • Liam Holt - 1 goal(s)
  • Kyle Brady - 1 goal(s)
  • Craig Bannister - 1 goal(s)

Coventry United


4th November 2017 | 3:00 pm
The Guardian Warehousing Arena


Craig Bannister – grabbed the decisive second goal after brilliant work by Liam Holt.

Khalsa made it 13 wins in 15 unbeaten games in all competitions with a 3-0 triumph over fellow promotion chasers Coventry United.

Despite what the scoreline might suggest, this was a closely contested encounter until the visitors were undone as they pressed for an equaliser they could claim to have deserved.

Khalsa were gifted an early lead amidst a forest of offside appeals as Kyle Brady took advantage of a fortunate deflection to calmly finish past Richard Morris.

And for the first half hour it was Khalsa in the ascendency and by far the more likely to increase their advantage with Craig Bannister going closest to doing so on 19 minutes.

But as the game approached half time it was Coventry who battled themselves back into contention, upping their possession and putting the home side under much more pressure.

Mitch Piggon had probably the best chance for the visitors when he was left unmarked in the box on the hour, only to badly direct his header. This signalled the start of a flurry of chances after an hour of combative midfield action.

First, Liam Holt put a decent opportunity wide on 61 minutes, before the same player made a last gasp tackle to deny Piggon as he loomed down on the goal.

Brady engineered a great opportunity for himself on 65 minutes but let himself down with his finish, blazing high over the bar and the same player then set Bannister free, only for some good defending to deny an almost certain goal.

Bannister doubled Khalsa’s lead on 83 minutes, slotting home from a tight angle from a sumptuous Holt cross.

United continued to press, Piggon again in the thick of it and denied by the intervention of Tes Robinson before substitute Mykel Beckley broke free amidst offside appeals only to screw his effort wide. But the third goal did arrive in the 90th minute, Holt wrapping up a great individual and team performance to score via the midriff of Bannister.

Sporting Khalsa: Sam Arnold, Carlo Franco, Luke Adams, Leon Miles, Tes Robinson (captain), Liam Holt, Mensah Kinch (Mykel Beckley), Dave Meese, Marvin Nisbett (Rickardo Reid), Craig Bannister (Lewis McPike), Kyle Brady.

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