A very frustrating afternoon for Balham on the Common Extensions. A side made up of Balham players new and old, it certainly took the team a while to get used to one another. Generally Balham played the better football when the pitch allowed, as the home side looked to turn Balham with a slightly more direct game. Having failed to take the chances that did come their way, Balham failed to defend a set piece properly, leaving the Old W’s striker unmarked to fire low past the keeper. 0-1. Not enough 2nd balls were won after that, and for the rest of the game Balham tried to get some momentum but never fully looked like pulling level. On another day, with a bit more composure, Balham would probably get something out of this game but it certainly showed that games in this league will be tough and hard fought.
Team: Harman, Lewis, Fuller (Ja), Appleton, Ashie, Gallagher, Eshilokun, Garcia, Goodband, Koduah, Luchford
Goal Scorer: OG, Eshilokun