AFCW 2 Sporting Khalsa 4

AFC Wulfrunians slipped to a disappointing 4-2 home defeat against local rivals Sporting Khalsa. Although Wulfs had chances, they were never really in the game after the visitors had opened up a two-goal lead in the opening 14 minutes.


Khalsa started brightest and took the lead as early as the 3rd minute when a mid-hit shot fell to the feet of Mensah Kinch and he rounded the keeper before rolling into the empty net.


It got worse still got Wulfs as the lead was doubled on 14 minutes. Marvin Nisbett’s cross from the left was headed out of the area but returned with style by a Liam Holt 30 yard daisy-cutter into the bottom corner of the net.


Nisbett then flashed a shot across the face of goal before Wulfs started to get into the game with Jordan Harrison heading wide and Kyle Brady lobbing over the crossbar.


Wulfs grabbed a lifeline by pulling a goal back in the 38th minute when Brady outpaced his marker to a throughball before firing low past the keeper.


Just when it looked as though Wulfs were going to get back into the game, Khalsa extended their lead just before the interval.


A cross from the left was dealt with badly allowing former Wulfs player Kinch to fire home his second.


At the start of the second half Ben Jevons forced an instinctive save from the Khalsa keeper 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.


FINAL SCORE: AFC Wulfrunians 2 Sporting Khalsa 4.