South London Korfball’s second team – Balham – made their competitive debut, two and half years after their last appearance in the London league.

A whole host of new joiners took to the pitch. Captain Sophie Hackforth-Jones started in first attack with Richard Smith-Uchotski, Laura Hamer and Dan Broadberry. Graeme MacCallum, Adam Bedford, Anna MacBride and Vitoria Franceshini started in first defence.

The game was a cagey affair with both teams figuring their opponents and their new team mates out. Supernova took the lead, but Captain Sophie converted a penalty. Anna MacBride put Balham into the lead, scoring with her first shot of the game, but Supernova put the screws on, scoring 4 unanswered goals. Graeme MacCallum salvaged some pride with a consolation goal. The final score of 3-6 is respectable, but there is more work to be done. Back to the training pitch.

Anna MacBride won most valuable player and got a limited edition South London Korfball mug.