Drury says fans spurred players on to another level

Goalscoring hero Andy Drury praised the travelling support for lifting his side at a crucial point in the match at York Road this afternoon.

The 33-year-old scored his fifth goal of the season with a neat sidestep and raking shot into the corner just past the hour mark to haul the Fleet level.

“The Fleet fans were brilliant, spurring us on, they took us to another level,” Drury told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “They made sure we hung on as well at the end. Some of their crowd weren’t the best with chucking bottles and spitting and chips and that, it’s not nice really. It was nice to shut them up.

“You get a goal, you know you need to win so you get that lift. The crowd were right behind us. I’m sure [the Fleet fans] enjoyed 2017 with us with the amount of wins. They’re having a good time, we’re having a good time and hopefully in the next week we can have a better time or if it’s three weeks, we’ll have a good time.”

Drury thought Fleet started the game well enough and even going a goal down never dented the belief of a side that has got used to coming from behind of late.

“I thought we were the better side at the time, controlling the game,” he said. “You look at the spirit in there. We’ve been a goal behind in the last six out of nine games but we keep coming back and the spirit in there’s brilliant and now we take it down to the last game and hopefully something can happen.”

And with the title race now going to the last day, the Fleet midfielder is delighted his side live to fight another day.

“Everyone was expecting a party which we’ve spoiled and it’s nice to do that and go down to the last day,” Drury remarked. “You never know in football and obviously we’re relying on other people.

“We know we need to win again, if we get a draw we’re not getting anything with that, we’ll still be runners-up. So we’ll play Oxford and we’re full of confidence. We haven’t lost this year, we’ve won goodness knows how many, I’ve lost count now so I’m sure we’ll get the job done and then rely on someone else.”

Listen to the full interview below.


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