A very young, inexperienced team, found it hard going back at the ground where the First team had drawn four days earlier. Although the scoreline looks horrible this was a game about half chances taken and half chances missed. Balham must have had at least five one on ones with the keeper none of which bore fruit in terms of goals. At the other end the defence was once again more porous than it should, could and needs to be. Losing keeper Jack Noctor in the second half, without having another specialist one on the bench, didn’t help but, even without the big shot stopper, Balham should have added to their tally. Once again there are lessons to be learnt for this very young, inexperienced squad. If they are learnt quickly the immediate future looks bright. If they are not however a rough ride on a bumpy road lies ahead.
Team: Noctor, McDowell, Thompson, Chen, Fallowfield, Kaou, Bakare, Enriquez, Hammett(capt), Aguilera J, Cruz Rosa
Subs: Vancooten, Cooper, Hafezolsetheh, Bleyenberg
Goal Scorer: Bakare