“A bit hectic” was how Nathan Ashmore described another evening at work as he saved a penalty, tipped a free-kick around the upright and made another phenomenal stop just prior to Fleet’s equaliser.
“Yeah. it was a bit frantic,” Ashmore told BBC Radio Kent’s Ollie Turner. “But I just see it as doing my job. We’ve got that never-say-die attitude, all of us are willing to dig deep and we deserved the equaliser. Conceding literally before half-time is not us at all, we’ve come back with new resurgence, but I’m just happy to get the point.”
Ashmore might have seen his side concede eight goals so far this season but he says it’s not a cause for alarm with the way his teammates are performing. “We’ve been hit with bad luck [through injuries],” he said, “but we’ve got good enough players to fill in. We’ve won the second-half 3-1, so you put it that way round, we defended really well in the second-half. It’s a tough place to come to because they’re a good side. These and Aldershot and Tranmere are the three best teams in the league and to come here, 2-0 down, thinking game over, we’ve got resilience and good team spirit to get back into the game.”
And the Fleet goalkeeper, who has played in all of his side’s 27 league games unbeaten since Boxing Day, says none of the players are keeping score. “We don’t really look at how many games we’re unbeaten, we just go on to the next game,” he said. “We don’t really think about the 26 or the 27 unbeaten.”
Listen to the full interview below.