London Senior Cup

London Senior Cup


The London FA

London Senior Cup 2017-18

The Final

Balham FC 4-1 Cray Valley PM

9th May 2018, Hendon FC, 7.45pm K.O

Referee Lee Brennan

Assistant Referee 1 Dele Sotimirin

Assistant Referee 2 Tom Danaher

Fourth Official Paul Howard

Balham FC lead 2-1 at half-time after an all action first 45 at Hendon. With 5 minutes on the clock the referee had no option but to give a penalty when Cem Tumkaya brought down Jordan Alonge. Tomasz Wocial converted and Balham had the lead. We were all level soon after though as Tumkaya made up for his error by heading home an Alex Nelson free-kick. Cray had their chances to take the lead but didn not take any and paid for it on 24 minutes when James Gallagher put Balham back in front following a good move. The rest of the half was end to end but when the whistle was blown the South West London side had the advantage.

HALF TIME - Balham FC 2-1 Cray Valley.

Balham dominated the Second Half and scored twice more on their way to winning the Silverware. Ibz Olatude got them both with great finishes to make the scoreline 4-1. It was a fair scoreline in the end and Balham came close to extending it when hitting the woodwork twice further. For Cray Valley it just wasn't their night and their reign as Champions is now over.

FULL TIME Balham FC 4-1 Cray Valley PM


Balham FC

Balham FC were formed in 2011 in order to provide player progression into open age football for the hugely talented, high achieving age group teams of Balham Blazers FC, which was founded by Greg Cruttwell in 2001. They play at Step 5 in the CCL Premier Division where they finished in 5th place. After playing on Wimbledon Extension, before moving to Cobham, Balham are currently ground sharing with Colliers Wood United at their Wibbandune Stadium.

Road to the Final

1st Round - Cockfosters 2-0

2nd Round - AFC Wimbledon 1-0

Quarter Final - Hendon - 2-1

Semi Final - Dulwich Hamlet - 1-0

Cray Valley PM

Cray Valley finished 6th in our own SCEFL Premier Division are the current holders of this London Senior Cup.

Road to the Final

1st Round - Bye

2nd Round - Greenwich Borough - 1-1 Cray Valley win on penalties. - Lisbie

Quarter Final - Croydon - 3-2 - Flack, N'Guessan, Willock

Semi-Final - Tooting & Mitcham - 2-0 - Lisbie x2


The London County FA

London Senior Trophy 2017-18

First Round

Hendon 2-2 Wingate & Finchley (Hendon win on pens)

AFC Croydon Athletic 1-3 Glebe

Hanwell Town 2-2 Redbridge (Hanwell win on pens)

Harrow Borough 1-1 Erith Town (Harrow win on pens)

Hackney Wick 0-2 AFC Wimbledon

Balham 2-0 Cockfosters

Corinthian-Casuals 5-1 Welling United

Woodford Town 1-1 Clapton Town (Clapton win on pens)

Beckenham Town 0-3 Croydon

Greenwich Borough 2-0 Barking

Second Round

Hendon 3-3 Hanwell Town

Greenwich Borough 1-1 Cray Valley PM (Cray win on pens)

Tower Hamlets 0-2 Tooting & Mitcham

Corinthian-Casuals 1-3 Dulwich Hamlet

Balham 1-0 AFC Wimbledon

Harrow Borough1-0 Haringey Borough

Met Police 3-1 Clapton

Croydon 3-0 Glebe

Quarter Final

Met Police 0-1 Tooting & Mitcham

Cray Valley PM 3-2 Croydon

Dulwich Hamlet 4-2 Harrow Borough

Hendon 1-2 Balham

Semi Final

Tooting & Mitcham 0-2 Cray Valley PM

Dulwich Hamlet 0-1 Balham


Balham 4-1 Cray Valley PM

Hendon FC - 9th May