Sporting Khalsa stun to reach fourth qualifying FA Cup round

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Simeon Townsend made history, grabbing a header on 80 minutes to put Sporting Khalsa into the fourth qualifying round of the FA cup.

Townsend's flick from Tim Jackson's free kick was the decider in a fiercely-fought replay.

Spalding took the lead on 13 minutes, Mitch Griffiths capitalising on hesitation in the Khalsa ranks to lob Khalsa goalkeeper James Pemberton.

But the game turned on its head when Ross Watson was dismissed on 30 minutes for hacking down Marvin Nisbett.

And Nisbett dusted himself down and equalised for Khalsa on 42 minutes to give Ian Rowe's side hope.

Spalding were the better side with 10 men and Pemberton was forced into action.

But Townsend's header made the difference and Khalsa now have a tie against either Buxton or FC United of Manchester to enjoy.

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