Afolayan Hails 'Special' Moment

Match-winner Dapo Afolayan enjoyed a ‘special’ moment as his superb goal capped Wanderers’ dramatic comeback.

Afolayan was one of the catalysts for the Whites’ superb recovery from 2-0 down with nearly an hour gone to win 3-2 at Accrington Stanley.

The forward’s trademark run and finish 15 minutes from the end completed the fightback and left Wanderers’ travelling fans celebrating a huge second away success of the season.

“It was really special, especially the manner of it and in front of our fans as well. It means a lot to me,” said Afolayan after notching his third goal of the season.

“It felt great. Personally, it was really good and that feeling as a team coming together in that manner is something we can take forward.

“We wanted to get back in the top six and keep applying pressure and keep performing well.

“If we’re consistent, who knows where the team can go? It’s really important, especially with two more games this week.”

Wanderers now face back-to-back home games against Burton Albion and Oxford United as they look to cement their place in the top six.

And Afolayan praised the Whites’ never-say-die spirit as an own-goal and Kieran Lee’s strike saw Ian Evatt’s men bury the memory of successive away losses with a first win at the Wham Stadium.

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“It was really good, really enjoyable as a team,” added Afolayan’s whose switch to a three-man frontline in a tactical re-shuffle paid immediate dividends.

“We really needed it. We didn’t perform how we should have in the first half.

“We were disappointed with it at half-time and then the goal they had from the set-piece set us back.

“But one thing about this group is that we don’t give up. We’ve shown that a few times.

“Getting that first goal back was really good – from a set-piece.

“It gave us a massive lift and the ability to push on and try and get some more and we did that.”

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