It was history in the making on Saturday as Balham FC progress through to the 2nd round of the FA Cup qualifiers for the first time in its history.

Travelling down to The New Defence, home of Horley Town FC was always going to be a tough ask, but it was the boys from Balham who came out of the gates like a steam train.

Two smartly taken goals in the first six minutes calmed any pre-match nerves the side may have felt.

Centre forward Jack Robinson got one of them and industrious number ten, Tom Read, got the other.

Although the home side responded and had periods where they took the game to The Blazers, the visitors rearguard held up well and when called upon, keeper Haydn Read came through with the goods.

Rather than keep the ball in the corner with the game almost done, substitute James Adebayo decided to put icing on the cake by dribbling past a couple of players on the Horley goal line and hitting a cross that fortuitously deflected off a defender into the home side’s goal.

The final whistle blew immediately afterwards, which was the signal for celebration and jubilation, on the pitch, in the stands and on social media.

Te club's founder and chairman Greg Crutwell was over the moon with the result.

"It’s very exciting for our relatively young club, founded in 2001, to be playing in the FA Cup," he said.

"To have got through to the second qualifying round beating Rusthall, Redhill and Horley Town in doing so, is brilliant for everyone associated with the club.

"I’m very proud of the achievement."

But they aren't about to stop now.

"We don’t want our run in the world's oldest cup competition to end yet however," Crutwell added.

"We look forward to hosting Royston Town, who are two promotions above us, on Saturday, September 21, in the hope that we can giant kill and progress further into unchartered waters."