Clapham Rovers

Match Report

Match Report - 15 May 2022, Clapham Rovers Clapham Rovers drew with AFC Balham


AFC Balham 2 – 2 Rovers

It was quite a ride on Sunday where we came up against a really good AFC Balham in the fight to be called Champions. My

We veered from the depths of despair to the ecstasy of a spectacular equalizer and almost clinching the league title. All within the final 20 minutes.

We started the match in our usual form. We were a touch nervous and perhaps a bit rushed at times but we did create a number of chances which we weren’t able to take.

It was therefore slightly against the run of play when AFC Balham went ahead on 30 minutes. A freekick from about 30 yards was parried by Pybus at the near post and a Balham attacker nipped in to tuck the ball home from close range.

Zac was having a fine game at right wing, having originally started at No.10. A fizzing bundle of skill and energy. He equalized with a low shot between the goalkeeper’s legs from just inside the box on 40 minutes.

Half time came at the right time for us and we were able to regroup, calm down and we began the 2nd half with our more usual patterns of play. We carved out many more opportunities and really got a foot hold in the game such that I thought we’d not only win the game, but win it well.

We did however suffer a calamity when AFC Balham went ahead on 70 minutes. A long looping ball into the box was headed back towards Pybus by James Lambert. The ball bounced and before Pybus could scoop up, an AFC Balham midfielder nipped in and slid the ball in at the near post.

I feared the worst as AFC Balham dropped deep and got men behind the ball. It was then only going to be a sublime finish which got us back on level terms. And bl0000000dy hell it ws.

Seb scooted down the left hand side after picking the ball up just over the halfway line. He jinked in on his right foot across a couple of players and b0llocked the ball into the far right hand corner. Queue the absolute pandemonium that the quality and importance of the goal deserved.

The final 7 mins saw us push for the winner and almost seal it but strikes from Shaf, Zac, Pete and Seb were denied.

Sheva has put together a fabulous clip reel of the day’s action.

MOM : Zac was a constant torment throughout and was a deserved winner of the MOM.

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Match Details for Sunday 22nd May 2022

Once more into the breach dear friends. Win and we’ve done it. Draw or lose and we have to rely on results elsewhere to clinch it.

South West Rangers are a decent side who from their results appear to be ‘At It’ or not. They’ve beaten AFC Balham 7-2 and lost 8-0 to AFC Putney.

They are also 2nd in the form table behind ourselves presently also.

Let’s therefore not take any chances, assume they will be up for it and get the 3 points to see out the season in style.

Opposition : South West Rangers

Competition : Supreme Trophies Graham Dodd Premier Division

Meet Time : 9.30am

Kick Off Time : 10.30am

Venue : Riverside Lands Playing Fields, Dan Mason Drive, Dukes Meadows, London W4 2SH


Club account balance –£186.24

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Christopher W Kew



AFC Balham 2 - 2 Clapham Rovers Clapham Rovers ()

Name Goals Details
1 Majed Abdu  
2 Nathan Booker  
3 Pete Boyd  
4 Harry Latter  
5 Danny Cain  
6 Muataz Kallab  
7 Andy Carswell  
8 Ryan Cerenko  
9 Richard Clifford  
10 David Cremin  
11 Sam Russon  
12 Bernard Finkle  
13 Seb Finkle   1
14 James Ford  
15 Zachary Sampson-Regal   1
16 Charlie Durnam  
17 Chris Godwin  
18 Jake Green  
19 Drew Hill  
20 Zac Hughes  
21 Graeme Keenan  
22 Harry Stanley  
23 Chris Kew  
24 Alex Lambert  
25 James Lambert  
26 Ryan Harrison  
27 Oscar Lopez-Valido  
28 Tim Louis  
29 Sharif Madeebo  
30 Ahmed Achaibou  
31 Shaun McKee  
32 Nick Nicou  
33 Jonah Privett  
34 Danny Pybus  
35 Sean Dale  
36 Alex Shahin  
37 James Smith  
38 Lewis Vyse  
39 Charlie Titterton  
40 Des Walker  
41 Alex Wellington  
42 Chet Bellchambers  
43 Daniel Henery  
44 Matt Warren  
45 John O'Rourke  
46 Daniel Mansour  
47 Rob Cole  
48 Matt Wright  
49 Ashley Hyrycz  
50 Elias Jose  
51 Tom Howes  
52 Dan Humphrey  
53 Naryan Mangat  
54 Jonathan Senning  
55 James Foster  
56 Alan Romero  
57 Alvaro Romero