Play-off push still alive

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Classified - By Alex Birch

teams and they are also play­ing against each other.

“There are 18 points to play for, and un­til we are math­e­mat­i­cally out of the run­ning, we have a chance.

“We’ve got to keep go­ing in the games we have left and try to fin­ish on a good note.”

Ash­ford visit Wal­ton & Her­sham on Satur­day, with Lovell cit­ing the state of their Stom­pond Lane ground, among other sta­di­ums at the level, as one rea­son to get out of divi­sion.

“When you go to places like Wal­ton, Chip­stead and Crow­bor­ough, their pitches are a great lev­eller,” he said.

“That’s one rea­son to get out of this league. With the way we play foot­ball it’s no sur­prise that a lot of our wins have come at home this sea­son. But we know what we are up against so we will get on with it.”

Danny Lye (calf) looks set to miss the trip af­ter com­ing off in mid­week and top scorer Paul Jones (groin) is also a doubt but Shawn Beveney is avail­able as his three-game ban doesn’t start un­til April 4.

Ash­ford play­ers join in the cel­e­bra­tions af­ter Craig Wilkins scored against Fleet last Satur­day but it was to prove a dis­ap­point­ing week for Steve Lovell’s men

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