Andy Drury believes the Fleet have as much chance as anyone in the National League of stringing together results and cementing a place in the top positions of the division.
“Keep going and grind out four, five, six results , you’ll be up near the top of the table and you get a bit of confidence,” the midfielder told BBC Radio Kent’s Matt Cole. “Teams are quite similar, the top eight or 10, then the bottom half are quite similar to each other. Mistakes get you goals in this league and it’s all much of a muchness. It’s there to be taken, there’ll be one or two teams now you’ll see go on a run, 10 games unbeaten or something like that and they’ll end up breaking away. We’re definitely capable of doing it.
“If you get a bit of consistency going and you’re up near the top, then you just keep going from there. Who’d have thought Lincoln would have won it last year the way they did, it’s just waiting for someone to do it.”
With changeable weather conditions at The Kuflink Stadium yesterday, Drury was pleased just to get three points against an uncompromising opposition. “It was quite tough conditions and the way they played made it even tougher. They were just booting the ball as far as they could to be honest and squeezing up so it was hard to actually get the ball playing in these conditions. But when we did manage to do it, we did it with quality and we’ll always score goals. The two goals we conceded were quite poor but we’re glad to get the three points.”
With four goals in the last 20 minutes, it made for a lively ending and as a creative midfielder, Drury finds the closing stages are the ideal period in which to strike. “It’s pretty much like it in most leagues,” he said, “so you’ve got to do the rubbish jobs for 60 minutes, then it opens out.”
Drury made it two goals in two games and he’s aiming to add to that against Torquay United on Tuesday night. “It’s nice to get a goal, two in two, so hopefully I can get another one Tuesday. If we go out there and play how we did in patches today, hopefully the conditions won’t be as tough. If we’re on it we’ll beat anyone in the league.”
Listen to the full interview below.