Balham had a long trek out east on a Tuesday night to play Barking in the first round of the London Senior Cup, the competition they won last season having taken some major scalps on the way. Although Barking play one level above in the league ladder and despite stuttering form of late the away team went into the game knowing that, if they performed at the level they can do, another scalp was there for the taking. Unfortunately though they didn’t reach the heights of last season and despite gallantly fighting back from being three goals down to almost take the game into extra time they left the field of play deflated, having disappointingly fallen at the first hurdle in defence of their title as London Senior Cup Winners.
Team: Read H, Spencer, Erriu, Henry(capt), Garcia, Gallagher, Fenlon, Savage, Adebayo, Wocial, Carpene
Subs: McConnell, Townsend, Benson, Neish
Goal Scorers: Carpene, Henry