Firsts v NPL 3-1


The seventh and final pre season game away to Surrey Elite side, NPL, was a good last run out for the squad before points means prizes from August 12th. A blistering start saw Balham blitz the lower league opposition and race into a 3-0 lead after twenty minutes. The goals came from Josh Benson, James Adebayo, who hit his second worldy of the week and exciting new talent, Anis Nuur, who scored his first for the club. Although the intensity dropped a bit thereafter, which was a shame, Balham continued to dominate in all areas, denying NPL any shots on goal. In the second half they hit the underside of the bar twice and had a penalty very well saved. The only way that the opposition were ever likely to score was from a set piece. Stupidly Balham gave them that opportunity, late in the game, which they took to take the shine off what was otherwise an excellent performance.

Team: Harman, Garcia, Erriu, Fuller, Henry(capt), Haire, Benson, Roberts-Watson, Adebayo, Olutade, Nuur
Subs: McConnell, Bakkali
Goal Scorers: Benson, Adebayo, Nuur