Danny Kedwell said he sensed victory as soon as he set foot in the dressing room tonight.
“There’s good vibes in the camp,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. ” I thought today even walking into the changing room, I knew just the feeling in the camp was really good and I thought we were going to win. That’s a good feeling to have.”
Having gone all of 2018 without finding the back of the net, Kedwell struck his 15th goal of the season and 13th in the league to leave him just three off the 50-mark in total for the club. “I went through a stage where I ain’t scored in 10 or 11 games or whatever but it’s about a team performance,” he said. “As long as I’m performing and helping others… so today it was nice to come up with the two goals and get us the three points.”
Kedwell admitted that the 11-game run without a goal had troubled him in as much as he didn’t know where the next goal was going to spring from. “It’s great to be back on the scoresheet and when you get to nine or 10 games, you’re thinking where are these goals going to come from,” he admitted. “So to get the penalty took me off again and it gave me that bit of confidence. I could have scored a hat-trick in three minutes after the penalty. It was just [about] where I was getting the goal from and the penalty came up and now hopefully I’ll go on a run.
“There was a few times today where there was space and for the second goal it came to me and in my mind I’m just going to turn and shoot. It was going in the bottom corner, it got a deflection off it, but it was going in anyway!”
With Fleet having now closed the gap to two points, Kedwell – whose penalty kick won promotion from this league with AFC Wimbledon – believes anything’s possible as long as his side keep their concentration on each games as it comes.
“This is the sort of time we need to get that bit of luck of other teams dropping points,” he said, “and we’ve just got to make sure we keep getting points. It’s the crucial time of the season and you never know what happens. We’ve got to go game by game and see where it takes us. It was probably the best day of my career winning the [play-off] final in this league so I’m sure if we get there, I’ll be reminded. But we’re just happy that we’re on this good run.”
Listen to the full interview below.