Somewhat surprisingly, Palace’s Keshi Anderson hasn’t been amongst the goals too often since moving on loan to Swindon Town earlier this season but on Saturday away to Yeovil Town, he helped the Robins to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory with a goal and an assist in the second half.
With Swindon flying high in the play-off places and Yeovil languishing in the bottom half of the League Two table, it was a game that had an air of inevitability about it before kick-off but the Glovers clearly hadn’t read the script, racing into a fourth minute lead when their number nine Rhys Browne slid a ball under visiting goalkeeper Reice Charles Cook’s body from close-range.
For the remainder of the opening 45 minutes it was Swindon who had the better chances but after trailing as they went into the changing rooms at the interval, you could be forgiven for wondering if this was going to be a day of frustration for the travelling supporters. Luckily, Keshi and his teammates came out with real fire in their bellies for the second half, grabbing an equaliser through Kellan Gordon in the 67th minute after some Anderson reacted quickest to a spilled save from the Yeovil keeper, prodding a pass into his teammate’s path on the edge of the six-yard-box.
Swindon kept on pushing and in the 89th minute they got the sweetest of rewards when Keshi bagged the winner. Following a long ball forward from well inside their own half, Kaiyne Woolery held up play intelligently on the left-hand side of the penalty area before playing a rolled pass into the feet of an onrushing Anderson, who tucked it home with real composure to send the Swindon fans behind the same goal into raptures.
The Palace man has always looked to be a really instinctive finisher whenever I’ve had the opportunity to watch him play and on Saturday, he gave a real insight into why we took a punt on him back in 2015. Let’s hope it’s the start of a purple patch for the 22-year-old.