Baptiste strikes late to win it for the Whites.

A 94th minute winner from Luke Baptiste sent the dover faithful home with smiles on their faces after a winner at the death sealed three points for the Whites on their travels.

Dover headed to Slough for the first away trip of the campaign with both teams tipped to be propping up the table, this already seemed to be a fixture that neither team wanted to lose. Gaffer Mitch Brundle made only one change to the starting eleven that came back to draw against Torquay United, with Bello coming in to replace the injured Allen on the left flank. That was of course until the warm up when Josh Anifowose turned his ankle on the 4G pitch, giving youngster Henry Young his debut.

It was a fairly even start to the game with both sides sizing each other up. Billy Terrell made a fantastic stop midway through the first half to keep the scores level, palming away a header from a corner when it looked like the Rebels would take the lead. Dover built up confidence and the in form Zidan Sutherland struck low to put the Whites 1-0 to the good and take his tally to two from two. It was a decent half for the visitors, who by the referee’s half time whistle, had complete control of the match.

Scott Davies made a double substitution at the break, desperate to upset Athletics flow. Slough had played most of their attacking intent down Dover’s right but the impressive John Oyenuga was having none of it, snubbing out wave after wave of attack. His opposite number George was hooked at half time and Slough switched flanks in a bid to get back into the match.

Unfortunately for the Whites it was a set piece that was their undoing as a free header from Minhas brought the teams level. Slough looked the more likely to get the win as they pressed Dover further and further back, forcing Terrell into action again but the young stopper was equal to it. As the clock ticked into injury time it looked like both sides were going to settle for a point. Dover cleared their lines with the ball bouncing into the path of the energetic Bello. The forward took a couple of touches, dragging two defenders with him before sliding a pass down the side to Luke Baptiste. Baptiste looked to shoot on his right but the path to goal was blocked before switching to his left foot and slamming the ball home with barely seconds left on the clock.

The travelling fans behind the goal went wild and showed the players their appreciation at the final whistle. Thank you for your support, the lads really appreciate it.

Onto Tonbridge Tuesday night to face the Angels.


Dover Athletic: Terrell, Oyenuga, McLean, Naylor, Olarewaju, Charles-Cook, Bello, Young, Dunne, Nikaj, Sutherland

Subs: Ojemen, Olu, Baptiste, Kayani, Dembele

Slough Town: Graczyk, Dandy, Prosper, Minhas, Goddard, Parillon, Alexander, Davies, George, Dice, Sundire

Subs: Giles, Ogbonna, Louis, Spicer, McElroy