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It’s now time to vote for your Ashford United Football Club player of the month for March 2018.

It’s our penultimate monthly vote for this season, though it wasn’t a great month for our side, there were still some important players who made a good difference to our performances.

In March, we won’t need reminding that we played 4, lost 4, and conceded 3 in every match, but most fans will argue that in 3 of those matches we put in a fantastic performance in each but came away with nothing.

First up, we hosted top of the table Lewes at Homelands, and walked away gutted as we hit the woodwork countless times and had shots cleared off the line, until conceding quickfire goals near the end of the match.

The following week, also at Homelands, it was a similar situation vs Phoenix Sports though this time we matched them in goals up until they scored a penalty with 20 minutes to go to win the game.

Next up was East Grinstead Town away, and another great performance yet somehow conceded 3 goals and lost 3-2 for the second time in a week. With just 2 substitutes on the bench, a lack of match day squad depth due to injuries and suspensions harmed our chances of a result though we certainly deserved a win on the day.

Finally, we travelled away to Horsham in a midweek Tuesday night fixture, still with a weakened squad we failed to get any result before our final month’s fixture vs Molesey a few days later would be postponed.

So the four players, nominated by the team’s management, for March 2018 player of the month are:

Daniel Ajakaiye – after a great debut at the end of February, Daniel put in some excellent performances in his 3 matches in March before being recalled back to his parent club of Kingstonian. Though he didn’t score in March, the forward was extremely dangerous when he started against Lewes and East Grinstead, and made an impact when coming off the bench against Phoenix Sports.

Jahmal Howlett-Mundle – Jahmal’s defensive displays have been brilliant since joining United in January, though the recent scoreline’s wouldn’t suggest so, he certainly has been keeping scorelines down of late. He missed the away defeat to East Grinstead after being sent off in the previous home match against Phoenix Sports, which perhaps was a little harsh.

Jordan Johnson Palmer – Jordan, or Lefty, as he’s commonly known as, has impressed both fans and management with his recent performances and has been key in majority of goals we’ve scored in recent weeks, he started all 4 games played in March.

George McLennan – Similar to Ajakaiye in March, George was really effective and was extremely dangerous, and his pace and crossing caused plenty of problems for defences he came up against.

To vote, see the poll below, or on the home page on the club website.

Above image, photo credit to James Boyes (Lewes FC Photographer).