Walton Casuals' hopes of finishing the season in the top half of the Ryman Division table were given a boost on Saturday when they closed the gap on the team directly above them, taking all three points at draw-specialists Fleet Town.

It was Fleet who looked the more threatening in the early stages and Casuals had their goalkeeper Danny Andrews to thank in the 4th minute for turning Eddie Smith's shot past his left hand post after the striker had been left with the goal at his mercy as Steve Sutherland lost his footing on the edge of the penalty area.

Casuals' top scorer Greg Ball showed how it should be done in the 33rd minute with some neat close control and a carefully-placed left foot shot that found the net via the inside of David Smalley's right hand post.

Ball was a lot less clinical, however, in the 72nd minute from the penalty spot with a wayward effort hit high and wide, this after Kris Webb had been caught on the ankle by Smalley as he rushed out to try and block the substitute's shot that just cleared the crossbar.

Webb was forced to limp off as a result of that challenge but his replacement Chris Morrison sealed victory in the 90th minute by dispossessing Fleet's Paul George with a strong challenge on the left touchline and then shooting over the stranded Smalley to make it 2-0. Both sides had finished the game with ten men after Casuals James Pearson was red-carded for lashing out at Matty Lewis in the 58th minute and Fleet's Eddie Smith got a second yellow card for a late challenge on Danny Andrews in the 69th minute.

Casuals play their penultimate home fixture against Kent club Ashford Town on Saturday, 3pm kick-off.