TWO late goals saw Salisbury slip to a disappointing 2-0 loss at Walton Casuals, in a game which either team could have won and a draw may have been a fairer reflection, writes Andy Munns.

The Whites had the better of the opening stages and possibly edged the first half, whilst not creating a great number of clear-cut chances.

This, however, has been one of the big issues this season, the cutting edge in the final third for Steve Claridge’s side.

The best chance of the first half came when Charlie Davis had a chance after good work from Calvin Brooks had set him up following a Charlie Kennedy free-kick.

Davis, though, was only able to hit the side netting with his first-time strike.

Level at half-time, boss Claridge would have believed his side had a good platform to build on and once again his charges started the second period well.

It was Davis again causing problems for the Casuals defence and saw the home keeper tip his effort over after good work from Antonio Diaz.

Salisbury’s lack of ability to make their control of the game pay saw Walton grow into the game as the half progressed and just after the hour mark they should have scored the first goal of the game, but Liddell could not take his chance.

With the game heading into the final few minutes, Walton broke the stalemate.

It was not a moment of magic that opened the scoring, it was a moment to forget for Marcus Beauchamp in the White’s goal.

What should have been a routine catch some how ended in the back of the net, much to the amusement and delight of the home fans.

Walton then doubled the pain with the time almost up, Daniel Rowe was Johnny on the spot and reacted well when the ball came back off the upright to seal the spoils for the home side.

On Tuesday night in the Wiltshire Premier Shield, Salisbury slipped to another defeat as Corsham brushed them aside 3-1 in the cup game at Melksham.

Devon Arnold’s second-half strike proved not enough for the Whites to progress to the final of the competition.