Balham’s Youth team came back from a 1-2 half time deficit at home to Spelly to eventually run out comfortable 4-2 winners. This league game was keenly contested and Balham were unlucky to be behind at the break when a goal from Andre Cruz Rosa was all they had to show for their domination in all areas. They put things right in the second half though when Cruz Rosa got his second after the supreme Anthony Thompson had brought things level, heading home a Marlee Cooper free kick and pocket dynamo, Javier Aguilera, had given the home side the lead from the penalty spot.
Team: Santos, Vancooten, Thompson, Chen, Cooper, Kaou, Bakare, Hammett(capt), Aguilera, Fallowfield, Cruz Rosa
Subs: Cloud, Fordham, O’Reilly
Goal Scorers: Cruz Rosa(2), Thompson, Aguilera(pen)