First Football League goal was '˜weight off' for Tom

Tom Anderson admits that his first Football League goal lifted a weight from his shoulders.

Friday, 3rd March 2017, 6:33 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:06 am
Picture by Lawrence Smith/ Football, Sky Bet League One; Gillingham FC v Chesterfield FC; 14/02/2017 KO 1945; Priestfield Stadium; copyright picture;Howard Roe/ Withe the last kick of the game, Tom Anderson rescues a point for Chesterfield at Gillingham in tonights League One clash at the Priestfield Stadium

The centre-half, on loan from Burnley, had only ever found the net in non-league or in Under 23s games, before his last-gasp equaliser at Gillingham this month.

Closing in on a half tonne of Spireites games, Anderson was keen to end his drought: “It’s my first league goal, but I have scored in non-league.

“It’s a little bit of a weight off because it was in the back of my mind a bit. I think I’m getting close to 50 league games and I obviously hadn’t scored.

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“When I was at Burnley in the Under 23s and youth teams I used to score, not a lot but four or five.

“I was waiting for that goal so it has been a bit in the back of my mind so I was just happy to get it.”