Three calamitous goals cost Balham dearly in a scrappy game at a very wet and windy Merland Rise. The first, an own goal, came midway through the opening half, when Balham seemed to be in total control of the game. Jermaine Townsend restored parity however soon afterwards. The second came straight from a corner almost immediately after the break and a third, following miscommunication, was chalked up against Balham as the game progressed. James Gallagher came off the bench to get one back, late on, which made for an exciting end to what had previously been a pretty dour affair, lacking in flair and quality.
Team: Blonski, Garcia, Fuller(capt), Thompson, Jones, David, Hedges, Wocial, Townsend, Savage, Adebayo
Subs: Gallagher, McConnell, Cruz-Rosa
GOAL SCORERS: Townsend, Gallagher