Abbey Rangers 1-0 Balham

Balham didn’t do much wrong in a game they dominated both in terms of possession and chances created. In the final analysis though, failing to get the goal their good play warranted and in the eighty-seventh minute, for the one and only time in the game, not marking tight enough, proved decisive. When you play very well losing is more gut wrenching than ever. Despite, on this occasion, leaving Addlestone Moor pointless however the return of skipper Jake Henry, the reappearance of midfield maestro Zak Elbekri, who has been unavailable for a year, due to work commitments and a promising first full game for Youth team player, Luke Hedges were all positives to take back to London.

Team: Blonski, Ibbeson, Frew, Henry(capt), Haire, Elbekri, David, Wocial, Fuller J, Hedges, Adebayo
Subs:  Cruz-Rosa, Thompson, Bernard