Sporting Khalsa vs Walsall Wood

Midland Football League


Sporting Khalsa



Walsall Wood


24th November 2018 | 3:00 pm
The Guardian Warehousing Arena


Jay Holdcroft – ten goals this season and few as important as this one.

Substitute Jay Holdcroft was the hero as Khalsa grabbed a late equaliser to deny neighbours Walsall Wood in the first part of a double header between the two sides.

Holdcroft’s low shot in the 92ndminute of the game earned the home side a share of the points after Khalsa had thrown the kitchen sink at trying to find an equaliser for Eli Bako’s first half goal for Wood.

The first half was an open affair with chances of varying levels of difficulty at both ends.

Dan Westwood fired a shot over the bar in the early stages and Wood keeper Reiss Wagstaff produced a number of good saves to keep his side in the game.

Bako’s goal just before the break, a tiny finish past Dale Reaney, was perhaps just about deserved.

After the replacement of the injured Josh Thomas for Mensah Kinch on 56 minutes, Khalsa really began going through the gears.

Dave Meese put a header just wide before Liam Armstrong’s effort was deflected just wide of the post for a corner.

With the clock ticking past the 90 minute mark Meese put a header just wide from a corner resulting from a goalmouth scramble.

But with Wood believing they were over the line, Holdcroft popped up and finally beat Wagstaff with a last gasp effort that was the least Khalsa deserved for their second half pressure.

Sporting Khalsa: Dale Reaney, Carlo Franco, Lee Chilton, Leon Miles, Tes Robinson (captain), Alex Woodhouse (Jay Holdcroft), Liam Armstrong, Dave Meese, Dan Westwood, Rico Taylor, Josh Thomas (Mensah Kinch). Subs not used: Alex Perry, Adam Osbourne, Shawn Boothe.

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