With Salisbury’s match against Farnborough postponed and with fellow promotion rivals Weymouth and Met Police facing each other, Town knew a win over Walton Casuals at the Xcel Sports Hub could see them extend their lead at the top of the Evo-Stik South Premier Division table.
The only goal of the match came on 21 minutes as Matt Wright found Ryan Brett at the front post to guide the ball home for the visitors and take his tally to 9 for the season.
Following the match Head of Football Rob Dray remarked, “In management eyes it was a super away win. A 1-0 victory away to 18th in the table may sound straight forward but with the 3G pitch, the way they passed the ball and two suspensions, plus a clean sheet is a fantastic result. I’m really pleased with the manner in which we defended using a different shape and the game plan was executed perfectly. That win was for Chopper who was a very special person to this club. We are going to miss him greatly and I hope at the end of the season we will have some silverware which we can honour him by.”