Walton & Hersham 4 Fleet Town 1

Walton went into their last league game of the season looking for the win that would take them back to the top of the table, following Beckenham’s defeat in a Monday morning kick off. Fleet Town showed full respect to their hosts by lining up to form a guard of honour to welcome the Walton side onto the pitch for the game, but then did their best to spoil he promotion party when Kamdon Simmons opened the scoring inside 3 minutes to give Fleet the lead and the home keeper Liam Allen being forced into a fine save to stop Fleet doubling their lead a minute later. It took Walton about a quarter of an hour to settle into the game and start playing the football that has kept them in the top group of the division all season. It took a moment of skill by Jordan Adeyemi to win the ball off Fleet on halfway, a swift interchange with Taurean Roberts and Jordan Adeyemi was able to just squeeze his shot past the out rushing Fleet keeper. Walton & Hersham took the lead after 23 minutes when Ollie Twum crossed from the byline and Darryl Siaw rose at the far post to head in. A couple of minutes later Adeyemi had an opening similar to the first goal but this time could not find the target, another coupe of minutes later Adeyemi did find the net and thought he had scored again only to find a flag up for offside against Twum in the build up. In an end to end game chances were being created at each end, Fleet being unlucky to see a shot from the right wing beat keeper Liam Allen but strike the outside of the post. After 39 minutes Walton increased their lead and it was Adeyemi again, getting the luck as his shot hit the post but went in. Walton went into half time leading 3-1.

Fleet spent periods of the second half keeping the home side at bay, but eventually Walton scored again as it was that man Jordan Adeyemi again, he intercepted a poorly hit back pass to the keeper and slotted the ball home for his hat trick on 82 minutes, as Walton and Hersham ran out victors 4-1, in front of their bumper crowd and over 300,000 people that watched at least some of the game on You Tube or Tik Tok live streams

The title will be decided on Saturday when Beckenham Town are home to Camberley Town, needing to win to overtake Walton & Hersham.

Fleet Town’s next match is on Tuesday 26th April at 7.45pm, in the Aldershot Senior Cup Semi Final against the British Army XI.

Fleet Town : Roux Hardcastle, Shemar Pettet, James Dinsdale, Khald Babikir, Emeka Nwaubani, Tom Wensley, Rowan Sharratt, Ryan Esprit, Dan Bone, Billy Oram, Kamdon Simmons.

Subs : Luke Larner (on for Emeka Nwaubani), Ellis McLean (on for Ryan Esprit), Mack Vary (on for Dan Bone), Ben Maunders (on for James Dinsdale), Matty Pearce (on for Rowan Sharratt)