Goals from Ibrahim Olutade, Tomasz Wocial and Thomas Fosse made this a comfortable win for Balham, who never had to get into top gear to secure all three points. Farnham didn’t make things easy and battled to the end however the gulf in class was evident from early on. The sides still have to meet again in the return fixture and although Balham will, on this evidence and the evidence of their respective league positions, be red hot favourites, it’s very dangerous to assume that victory is assured. As we’ve seen in many sports, on many occasions, over many years, the red hot favourites don’t always win.
Team: Neish, Fuller, Erriu, Henry(capt), Fenlon, Gallagher, Ujkaj A, Wocial, Fosse, Nuur, Olutade
Subs: Adebayo, David, Frew
Goal Scorers: Olutade, Wocial, Fosse