Ti­tle will com­plete the Fairy­tale

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Kent Reliance Senior Trophy Final Special - By Mark Stokes

Danny Lye says clinch­ing the South­ern Coun­ties East League ti­tle would be the per­fect fairy­tale fin­ish to Ash­ford’s sea­son.

United came from be­hind to beat Cray Val­ley 2-1 in Sun­day’s Kent Re­liance Se­nior Tro­phy fi­nal at Maid­stone and player-boss Lye be­lieves vic­tory was just the fil­lip they needed ahead of their fi­nal four league matches.

United, who sit top only on goal dif­fer­ence from Crow­bor­ough, host Fisher on Satur­day, be­fore play­ing ‘away’ to Canterbury at Home­lands on Easter Mon­day and Lye said: “It’s great to have won the cup but the league is the pri­or­ity, all day long.

“This will give us all a lift. We’ll cel­e­brate and then we’ll get back on it ready for the league games. The aim is to win all four. We haven’t wor­ried about any­body else all year.

“It’s about us, how we turn up and how we per­form and as long as we turn up and get about 80% of what we can do on the pitch, I think that will be enough to get us over the line.”

Lye is des­per­ate to test him­self as a man­ager in the Ry­man League and says pro­mo­tion would be the ic­ing on the cake in what has al­ready been a mem­o­rable sea­son.

He added: “It could be fairy­tale, it’s all on my head now, so no pres­sure!

“It would be great for the club and for the town (to win the ti­tle). It’s such a big town and it de­serves a foot­ball club that’s do­ing well, so hope­fully we can do it for them.”

Lye has a fully fit squad to choose from for the Easter sched­ule and added: “I think it (the ti­tle race) will go right to the wire and it could come down to who han­dles the presure best.”

Cup fi­nal spe­cial – pages 58-59.

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