Given the excellent season Chertsey have had thus far this was never going to be anything other than a tough ask for Balham. It became a very tough ask though ten minutes into the game after passive defending allowed two smartly taken goals to be scored. An exceptionally young Balham team, with five youth team players in the match day squad, responded well and gave as good as they got for the rest of the game, creating half chances. A third for the Curfews however, against the run of play, midway through the second half knocked the stuffing out of them. The home side then added a late fourth before, James Adebayo, got a well deserved consolation for the boys from SW12.
Team: Reid H, Frew, Fuller(capt), Thompson, Simpson-Last, Elbekri, Hedges, Wocial, Read T, Minoletti, Adebayo
Subs: David, Colfer, Bakare
Goal Scorer: Wocial