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Andrews joy after opening Football League account

12 March 2018

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Midfield ace Jake Andrews has spoken of his joy at opening his Football League account with a stunning free kick against Swindon – but admits he never even saw it hit the net!

Andrews – nicknamed the Hammer by team-mates - curled an unstoppable set piece into the top corner as the Robins soared to an impressive 3-0 win at the Energy Check County Ground in Sky Bet League Two.

"When Mo (Eisa) won the free kick I said to him: 'if it's the right line for me I am going to go for it'. And, in fairness, he told me to hit it!

"The goalkeeper set the wall up so I had a yard to go over and around. I think Grimesy (Jamie Grimes) was trying to wind him up about the wall too.

"As soon as I hit it I couldn't see it - but I heard the roar. The next thing you know the boys are with me celebrating.

"There is no better feeling than scoring and to do it in the Football League is unbelievable.

"I have always practiced my set pieces over the years, ever since I was younger. It is something I wanted to nail in my game and produce when I needed to on the big stage when the chance comes.”

Andrews will now hope to retain his place for the visit of Chesterfield this weekend and insists there will be no complacency as Gary Johnson’s men look to build on last weekend’s result.

"Anyone can beat anyone in this league, so you have got to prepare the same as you would if you we were playing top of the table again,” he added.

“There are no easy games in the Football League and we will give Chesterfield the respect they deserve come Saturday.”

Read an interview with Jake Andrews in this Saturday’s edition of The Robin matchday programme. Available for £3 around the stadium.

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