Hemmings: It’s an all-round effort

The verdict from Ashley Hemmings after his brace against Alfreton on Tuesday…

Ashley Hemmings [Pic (c) Paul Hickey]

ASHLEY HEMMINGS isn’t interested in individual praise this season, insisting the team’s current form is a result of a real collective effort.

The livewire former Boston United man took his own tally for the season to six on Tuesday night with a brace in the 3-0 victory over Alfreton at Aggborough.

That kept up the team’s own decent recent form, but solo plaudits don’t seem to register much with the 29-year-old.

Naturally he admits he’s as happy as anyone would be to have found the net on Tuesday night, but he quickly turned the spotlight on to the team as a whole.

“Of course I’m happy to get two, but that’s what we’re about as a team – the rewards,” he said.

“The biggest thing is the three points, it doesn’t matter who scores or who assists, as long as we get the three points that’s the main thing.

“Being an attacker, you want to get the goals and assists – that’s our job.

“I’m glad I’ve started well and I just want that to continue now but, as with my fellow attackers, I’m buzzing when they score as well.

Ashley Hemmings on
Kidderminster Harriers 3-0 Alfreton Town
24/11/20 National League North

“It’s an all-round effort.”

While Harriers have attacked well on all fronts this season, there’s a clear relationship on the pitch between Hemmings and team mate Omari Sterling.

The pair know each other well off the field, and that’s paying dividends for the Reds this season.

Hemmings gave a knowing nod to the man who provided the ammunition for two of Harriers’ goals on Tuesday but, true to form, then spread the praise among the rest of the cohort.

“We’re two players who are alike and we know each other well from when we were at Mansfield and Walsall.

“It’s good to have that link-up but, as a front four, I think we’re all linking up with Sammy getting goals and assists and Morgs getting his goal the other day.

“We’re all putting in a shift and we’re all getting our rewards.”

Harriers welcome Curzon Ashton to Aggborough on Saturday. Supporters can purchase live streaming tickets online now.

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