Centurion skipper Danny Kedwell was over the moon to score the equaliser that hauled his side back into this afternoon’s game as he chalked up his 100th game for the club.
“If I thought that would have happened this morning, I’d have taken it,” Kedwell told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “That is the best feeling I’ve had in a long, long time. I obviously got promoted at Gillingham but that was just a dream come true really, to score a goal, to set up one and to win 2-1 on my 100th.”
Kedwell, who has captained the Fleet to a win on each occasion he’s scored this season, was confident a chance would come their way despite time fast running out. “I knew we’d score, I knew we’d have a chance and we needed to take it and thank God it was me!” he said. “We knew Weston-super-Mare were a very good passing team, they do pass the ball very well. Maybe it was just that little bit of experience going towards goal killed them a bit but we dug in there and if this was a result from last year, we wouldn’t have won the game today.”
Kedwell credits his manager with much of that and complimented Daryl McMahon on his three substitutions today. “That’s how good he is. He needed a reaction and he ain’t scared to do that. And it worked so that just goes to show what a top manager he is.
“We’ve got a lot of togetherness this year, a lot of experience and a lot of hard work on the training ground. Especially in the last 12 weeks, the boys have just kicked on, we’ve put it in for the gaffer and done what he’s asked for. A lot of the boys last year, he wanted to get his point across and they weren’t listening or taking it on board. That’s a shame really because he’s a top, top manager and I’m very very happy to be playing for him.”
And Kedwell knows that last season’s experience of surrendering the title and then the play-offs is keeping his teammates in check despite their immense form in 2017.
“There’s boys in there from last year and we’ve got that bit of experience that we messed it up so we’re in there making sure we don’t get too much above our heads and like I say go game by game. We’ve got a good bunch of lads in there.”
And going game by game, the Fleet skipper believes it will come down to the top two slugging it out in the penultimate week of the campaign. “That game will be the championship decider. They’re a good side and we’re on form and I think it’s going to go down to that game.
“We’ve just got to keep winning each week, we go again on Tuesday and that’s a good time to come around. We’re all enjoying it, that’s the main thing. We’re going out with confidence.”
Listen to the full audio interview below.