Balham got off to a solid start in their second season in the CCL Premier Division against Southall, who are new to the league, having been moved sideways in the football pyramid. Goals from Tomasz Wocial, who was playing in an unfamiliar role and new signing, Tino Carpene, ensured that the first three points of the season were pocketed in what, as you might expect, was a keenly contested game. The home side were definitely in control and on top throughout, on a lush green surface, however Southall did more than enough to suggest that they will make a serious contribution to the CCL this season.
Team: Read, Frew, Goodband(capt), Erriu, Garcia, Fuller J, David, Savage, Haire, Wocial, Carpene
Subs: Neish, Farquharson L, Gallagher, Spencer
Goal Scorers: Wocial, Carpene