Rebels defeated at Crabble

Dover Athletic

Dover Athletic

Kandi (36), Pavey (pen 67), Wanadio (84)
Slough Town

Slough Town

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Slough Town recorded back-to-back defeats as they fell at Crabble Stadium to Dover Athletic, writes Adam Novysedlák.

Dover started the game well and their first chance came in the second minute as Alfie Pavey’s shot from the edge of the box just went wide.

The first chance for the Rebels came only three minutes later when Dan Roberts’ effort resulted in the ball falling for George Hunt, whose rebound was deflected for a corner.

In the 17th minute, Slough had their biggest chance of the first half when Hunt’s partnership with Roberts nearly brought the away team the first goal. Roberts was only inches away from converting Hunt’s great cross for the leading goal.

Another chance for the visitors came after one of the numerous long throw-ins taken by Guy Hollis. Hollis threw it into the box and at the end of it was Matt Lench whose header went over the bar.

Dover’s biggest chance came in the 35th minute when a low cross was met by a Dover striker in the 6-yard box, but Rhys Forster made a brilliant save to keep it out.

The home team broke the deadlock only two minutes later when Luke Wanadio’s through ball found Chike Kandi who put the ball past Forster.

It was a scrappy start of the second half from both sides as both remained careful with the ball and the tight score.

The home side had the first big chance of the second period but Wanadio’s shot was palmed away by Forster.

The second goal for Dover came in the 68th minute from the penalty spot. Rhys Forster fouled Lee Martin in the box and Alfie Pavey converted the penalty kick to put the home side into a two-goal lead.

Pavey then had another chance to extend the hosts’ lead further, but his header from inside the box went wide.

Slough then sent all their men up, in an attempt to get a goal and hopefully save at least a point from the game.

Unfortunately, the home team added their third goal on a counter-attack opportunity when they put a dagger in Slough’s hopes to get something from the game. Luke Wanadio was set free on a breakaway, and one-on-one against Forster was the more successful one.

The Rebels will be looking to get back to winning ways next Saturday against Weymouth, who are currently at the bottom of Vanarama National League South, at Arbour Park.

Dover Athletic Lineup

Nelson, Judd, Paxman, Moses (Higgs 46), Goodman, Sterling, Martin (Wilkinson 83), Krasniqi (Baptiste 64), Kandi, Pavey, Wanadio. Unused substitutes: Carney, Grant.


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