Fortune Favours The Brave!

Dapo Afolayan believes Wanderers’ bravery paid off as he fired the Whites to a further confidence-boosting win.

Afolayan came off the bench to score with a late deflected strike that secured a 1-0 victory over a Peterborough United side looking to bounce straight back to the Championship.

Last season’s top scorer has had to bide his time this term with four starts and four substitute appearances so far in Wanderers’ League One campaign.

But Afolayan helped make the difference as one of four attacking players thrown on by boss Ian Evatt in a bid to turn one point into three and make it three league wins in a row.

“The team deserved it (the goal),” said Afolayan. “We played well, we created chances, probably should have taken some of the earlier ones to put us a bit out of sight. But in the end we deserved it.

“The gaffer said to us to go on there and impose ourselves and give an attacking threat.

“You want to win games. It shows where we are and what we want to achieve this season that we were brave towards the end of the game against a good side.

“One-nil is always one of my favourite scorelines, so to win it late on like that against a good side is going to stand us in good stead towards the end of the season.

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“I do think they will be up there, so it’s always nice to take points off them.”

Wanderers now face a break from league action until entertaining Lincoln City on 1 October.

And after collecting 17 points from their opening nine games, Evatt’s men know they’ll go into that game against the Imps inside the top six after an impressive start to the season.

“It’s always good to be up there,” added Afolayan.

“You’d rather be there than not. It’s a long season but to start well and be in this position – especially with the run of games we have had – it is good.

“We want to take it into the winter now and hopefully keep the run going and keep it consistent.”

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