Walton Casuals’ top goalscorer James Ewington has left the club.
Following a seven-day approach, ‘Ewey’ has decided to step up a level and join St Albans City. With the club being at Step 2 level and being his home town club, he’s made the decision to test himself at a higher level. In typical fashion, he went out in style last night by bagging yet another hat-trick in a 4-3 win at Hartley Wintney.
“It has been a really really hard decision for me and one that has not been taken lightly at all, but after discussions with St Albans City I have decided the time is right to join them and leave Walton Casuals. I have loved every minute at Walton, in particular playing for Anthony Gale, but this just feels right for me at this time with not only the step up but St Albans being my home town.
“Walton Casuals is a great club that is really going places and a club where in my short time there really felt like home. I had support from everyone at the club and the way I was made to feel part of a family from the board all the way through to the fans is something that I will be forever grateful for. The fans have played a huge part in my success at Walton and with each week more and more people were coming through the gates to watch an exciting brand of football that Anthony has the team playing.
“On that note, I only have the most positive things to say about Anthony and the respect I have for him not only as a manager but as a person is huge. His aim for me when I joined the club was to make me a better player and with his help I feel like we have achieved this. For any young player, or any player in general looking to develop their game I can only praise Anthony for the work he does on and off the field.
“I mentioned the fans but have to say a big thanks to the juniors behind the goal who are there every week regardless of the conditions and their support for me was a big factor in how well I did. Thank you to everyone for my time at Walton Casuals and I wish the club and everyone involved all the best for the rest of this season and the future.”