Not for the first time of late the scoreline flattered the winning team and Balham could and should have come away with something from a game they dominated at times. Tomasz Wocial gave them a deserved lead, with a fabulous strike from the edge of the penalty area, after a sweet pass from Dan David. Unforgivably though Balham then conceded directly from the kick off, without touching ball before retrieving it from their net. This knocked the stuffing out of them and Southall took advantage doubling their tally before half time. Balham responded well after the break though and were very much in the game until a late defensive mix up gave the home side the third goal they craved. Balham fought until the end, but on this occasion, as on too many of late, it was all in vain.
Team: Reid, Thompson, Ibbeson, Frew, Henry(capt), David, Elbekri, Hedges, Simpson-Last, Fuller J, Wocial
Subs: Adebayo, Fenlon, Cruz-Rosa
Goal Scorer: Wocial