“Darren makes my goal kicks look good!”

Fleet goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore kept his second clean sheet in a week and ninth this season as his side took the three points courtesy of Darren McQueen’s brace against Gosport Borough.

And the Fleet stopper joked that with McQueen’s pace, any big kick upfield generates a chance. “He makes my goal kicks look really good!” Ashmore told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “He took his goals brilliantly. He hasn’t scored in a while so that’ll give him great confidence going into the next game and it’s good for us.”

And Ashmore was pleased to repeat the scoreline against his old club that Fleet achieved on his first appearance last season. “It’s good to get a win anyway, but especially against your old team. They didn’t really have any thought about attacking, they just wanted to defend and see how long they could stay at 0-0. But we stayed patient, we tried to keep the ball, we moved it well after the first 20 minutes. The two goals calmed us down and we just grew into the game.”

Like his teammates, it was Ashmore’s first game in front of a four-sided ground since the promotion final back in May and he hopes it can spur the club on to better things. “It was brilliant. It’s fantastic being part of this club, it’s obviously going places. Hopefully we can move up the table and get promoted. We’re all together and we all want the same thing so hopefully we can really do it this year. We just want to keep winning and keeping clean sheets.”

Listen to full interview below.


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