• Oct
    14

    Sat 2017
    LEAGUE 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
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  • Oct
    14

    Sat 2017
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    LEAGUE Balham played excellently from beginning to end in this league encounter at home to an in form Knaphill. Despite starting very well however they fell behind in the first half. No panic buttons were pressed though and it wasn’t
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  • Oct
    12

    Thu 2017
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    SURREY YOUTH FLOODLIT MIDWEEK CUP It seemed incredibly unlikely that there would be another 6-5 scoreline in this Under 18 encounter at Raynes Park Vale, in the Surrey Youth Floodlit Midweek Cup, which was what happened only a few weeks
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  • Oct
    11

    Wed 2017
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    LEAGUE CUP A much changed team, with players being rested for Saturday’s league game, took to the field to play in the second landlords v tenants derby of the season. Balham won the previous encounter in the league but this
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  • Oct
    07

    Sat 2017
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    LEAGUE The less said about this performance away to AFC Hayes the better. It was under par from start to finish and there can be no complaints about the result. If you start in the wrong gear, with the wrong
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  • Oct
    04

    Wed 2017
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    LEAGUE With the winners of this game playing AFC Wimbledon, the Balham brigade started this game with their foot on the gas and took an early lead inside the first 15 mins with a well-worked corner finished off by Julian
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  • Oct
    04

    Wed 2017
    youth team
    LEAGUE 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.
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  • Sep
    30

    Sat 2017
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    LEAGUE This was a game of two halves. Balham played superbly for the first forty-five minutes and possibly could and should have been more than a goal to the good. Not surprisingly that goal was netted by Ibrahim Olutade, who
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  • Sep
    23

    Sat 2017
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    FA VASE Balham ended up sweeping aside a well organised Forest Hill Park in their first ever foray in the FA Vase. Although they only had a fine strike from Tomasz Wocial, at the end of some fine football, to
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  • Sep
    21

    Thu 2017
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    LEAGUE This was a ridiculous game with a final scoreline more akin to an Under 10 game than Under 18 one. Eleven goals in ninety minutes suggests that either the attacking play was sensational or the defending was horrible. As
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  • Sep
    15

    Fri 2017
    LEAGUE Balham produced one of their best performances of the season thus far in this Friday night Landlords v Tenants Derby at The Wibbandune, where both clubs groundshare. They started on the front foot and were good value for the
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  • Sep
    06

    Wed 2017
    LEAGUE The Balham Under 18 Youth team’s first game of the season was their first ever appearance in the FA Youth Cup, away to Ryman League side, Whyteleafe FC. Although the team arrived in confident mood, with a number of
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  • Sep
    02

    Sat 2017
    LEAGUE Balham paid the price for starting this game in the wrong gear. By the time they woke up, early in the second half, when three changes were made, they were 3-0 down. They hadn’t been outplayed but were outworked
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  • Aug
    28

    Mon 2017
    LEAGUE Balham followed up their impressive performance and first league win against Banstead, two days later, with an equally impressive showing on the 3g pitch at Sutton Utd against fellow CCL Prem' side, Sutton Common Rovers. The noon kick off
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  • Aug
    26

    Sat 2017
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    LEAGUE Balham’s first league win of the season arrived courtesy of their best all round performance to date. They put the huge frustration and disappointment of Tuesday night in Horley behind them and were on the money from the first
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  • Aug
    22

    Tue 2017
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    LEAGUE Having looked in fine fettle and complete control for the first twenty minutes of this midweek game in Horley, having scored a lovely goal when Ibrahim Olutade tucked home a Tomasz Wocial cross at the near post, for some
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  • Aug
    15

    Tue 2017
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    LEAGUE Balham produced an outstanding first half display in this tough away game at Godalming Town, who were two promotions above the South West Londoners last season. They were excellent in all areas of the pitch, defensively solid, disciplined and
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  • Aug
    12

    Sat 2017
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    LEAGUE This was not the performance or result Balham were looking for in their first game in the CCL Premier Division. A horrendous start saw them concede two goals in the first ten minutes. They gradually recovered from the early
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  • Aug
    05

    Sat 2017
    FRIENDLY 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
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  • Aug
    01

    Tue 2017
    FRIENDLY At long last, following a frustrating pre season, Balham produced a top performance from beginning to end and in doing so swept aside their opponents. The final scoreline possibly flatters slightly however Balham played some lovely football and four
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