Stafford Town 1 Sporting Khalsa 2

Tuesday 14th February 2012
Stafford Town 1 Sporting Khalsa 2
West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division Cup First Round
At: Evans Park
Kick-off: 7-45 pm
Admission: £4; Programme: £1 (28 pages; dated 7/2/12)
Weather: cold, windy, dry
Attendance: 23 (headcount)
Duration: first-half: 45:13; second-half: 50:28

The ‘romance’ of the West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division Cup on Valentine’s Day [does that sound right?] saw Sporting Khalsa come from behind with two second half goals to book a home second round tie with Wolverhampton Casuals. Stafford Town, lacking leading scorer Sam Agar, held a slender advance at the interval though Morgan Hurley only to be ultimately undone by a couple of defensive slips. Wisdom Machangani levelled things up and then Tyler Maxwell what proved to be the winner on a windy night at Evans Park.

Stafford Town (red/red/red): 1. Karl Smith, 2. Josh Anderson, 3. Olly Parker, 4. Mat Dockerty, 5. James Price, 6. Rob Tomlinson, 7. Carl Morris (capt), 8. Dave Woodvine, 9. Morgan Hurley, 10. Craig Hulme, 11. John Kirby. Subs: 12. Jack Milgate (for Woodvine, 51), 14. Sean O’Callaghan (for Kirby, 90+2), 15. Adam Price (not used), 16gk. Andy Heal (not used), 17. Darren Alexander (not used).

Sporting Khalsa (blue and yellow stripes with yellow sleeves / blue / blue): 1. Thomas Turner, 2. Manraj Chanal, 3. Neil Eccleston, 4. Lee Onions, 5. Robert Holdcroft (capt), 6. Hayden Williams, 7. Wisdon Machangani, 8. Marc Thomas, 9. Stehen Thompson, 10. Andre Brown, 11. Shaun Campbell. Subs: 12. Deepak Gill (for Machangani, 77) 14. Tyler Maxwell (for Andre Brown, 68), 15. Adam Lane (not used), 16. Leon Brown (not used), 17. Mark Holdcroft (for Gill, 88).

Referee: James Kerrigan.
Assistants: Jonathan Bell and Richard Cattell.

1-0 Morgan Hurley (39)
1-1 Wisdom Machangani (68)
1-2 Tyler Maxwell (79)

Cards: none