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Ashford United manager Tommy Warrilow says his team want more

By Joe Harbert

Ashford United boss Tommy Warrilow insists the latest triumph at leaders Hastings was a ‘massive result’ for the team, but maintains they are still searching for more.

United continued their recent positive surge with another huge three points in East Sussex on Saturday – a result which moved them to within a point of their opponents at the top of Isthmian South East.

“Everyone put a shift in and did their job on Saturday and that’s why we came away with a great result,” he said.

Ashford manager Tommy Warrilow
Ashford manager Tommy Warrilow

“It was a fantastic performance that was very disciplined, especially the first-half where I thought we were outstanding – we flew out the blocks with and without the ball.

“Hastings are a great side and a great club, but we always knew that we could win there, so it’s a massive result that happened because we played as a collective.

“I’m always proud of the team, and Saturday was billed as the biggest game of the season and we turned up, but nothing is ever flawless because we always want more.”

Looking ahead to this weekend’s match at home to Haywards Heath, Warrilow believes keeping the unity within the squad remains imperative.

As well as losing just one of their last 10 in the league, Ashford are also looking to keep up their growing momentum off the pitch with new additions to their ever-improving squad.

Former Nuts & Bolts stars Tommie Fagg and Sam Hasler – a loan signing – arrived from Sittingbourne and Folkestone respectively in the past week, and Warrilow says their influential displays at the weekend came as no surprise.

He added: “Obviously bringing the new lads in recently has given the place a bit of a lift.

“As a management team we don’t just sign players, we take our time and make sure they’re the right fit.

“Our new boys like Sam Hasler, Ben Wilson and Tommie Fagg all started on Saturday, so we’ve got to make sure we manage the lads right and at the moment it’s working and we’re going to enjoy it.

“I signed these guys because they’re very good players and can adjust well, and if they surprised me they wouldn’t be here.

“Lee Prescott for example is another great player that we have brought in.

“He was a slow-starter but has got stronger and stronger and is now a massive part of the team.

“When you’ve got youngsters around you it’s important that these experienced players are great lads too.”


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