Fleet boss Daryl McMahon was overjoyed to maintain his side’s unbeaten away record in the circumstances they did at Vauxhall Road on Saturday.
The Fleet’s late, late show saw Matt Godden continue his scoring streak and Danny Kedwell (pictured) bury a penalty in his trademark powerful fashion to cancel out what seemed to be Michael Richens’ match winner just a few minutes earlier, with the Fleet goals coming in the 90th and 94th minutes.
“To snatch a victory at 1-0 down so late in the game is excellent,” McMahon told BBC Radio Kent in his post-match interview. “Great spirit and togetherness allowed us to go and get that win.”
“[Our away record], it is terrific but today it looked like we were beaten. But then to get a goal in the 90th and 94th minutes or whenever it was shows their spirit, their work ethic and their belief. I’m very very proud of them tonight.”
Godden’s equaliser was his 11th in 10 games and has taken him to second place in the Vanarama National League South scoring charts, just two behind Gosport’s Justin Bennett.
“I’ve been saying it about Matt Godden for 10 games now,” McMahon said. “He’s got terrific movement and is an excellent finisher and he never gets disappointed when he misses a chance, he’s another player whose work ethic is terrific. Danny Kedwell takes the brunt of a lot of the physical stuff for Matty to go and get his goals.”
And McMahon praised Kedwell, too, particularly for the penalty that has many fans describing him as the club’s most reliable spot-kick taker for some years. “He nearly took the net down to be honest,” McMahon joked. “He had the wind with him and Keds smashed it and there was a great cheer when it hit the back of the net.
“We have that character, we’ve seen it before this season to come back from games. But we’ve got a lot more tests to come between now and the end of the season and they’ll be different kinds of tests.”