Drought? Williams was never counting

Swindon Advertiser: WAIT IS OVER: Andy Williams WAIT IS OVER: Andy Williams

ANDY Williams has revealed he was not aware that his goal drought had stretched to nine games prior to him finding the net for the first time as a Swindon player in the 2-1 win at Portsmouth on Tuesday.

Williams, who has become a firm fixture in the Robins’ starting line-up since arriving from Yeovil over the summer, grabbed Town’s second in the 55th minute of the victory on the south coast to finally break his duck for his new club.

The 26-year-old was well aware that it had taken a while for him to get off the mark in a red shirt but, with matches coming thick and fast in the opening six weeks of the campaign, he had lost track of time.

When he was told by the Advertiser that it had taken him until his 10th outing for Town to get his name on the scoresheet, Williams was a little surprised.

“I didn’t realise it was that many games but the gaffer’s kept picking me and credit to him for that when I haven’t been scoring,” he said.

“I can’t question my workrate but sometimes my performances haven’t been as good as they should be. I’ve just got to keep performances high and hopefully the chances will keep coming.

“Now that I’ve got one the goals will keep coming as well.

“Personally, I don’t tend to look at it. You’ve got to keep yourself to yourself sometimes as a footballer, especially when things aren’t going our way.

“I haven’t really read into how many games it had been that I hadn’t scored in but you’ve just got to believe in your own ability and keep going and I knew the goal would come eventually.

“Hopefully there are many more to come on top of that now.”

Scoring at Fratton Park in front of 1,400 travelling Town fans has given Williams a buzz that he hopes to keep throughout the rest of the season.

“You know you’re going to get a great atmosphere at Fratton Park, especially when you bring as many fans as we did, and scoring in front of them was a great feeling,” he said.

“It gave them something to cheer and I hadn’t given Swindon fans a great deal to cheer in my short time here to that was good.

“Hopefully that’s the start of things to come.”

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7:56am Fri 21 Sep 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

Sorry folks - PREDICTIONS LEAGUE!
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The results for the last 3 games and the entry for Saturday are on the next page of articles - page down and it'll be there.
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A FULLY up to date league table will be added today....so all set to go forward on a match by match basis.
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Some BIG!! scores in the last 2 games!
Sorry folks - PREDICTIONS LEAGUE! --- The results for the last 3 games and the entry for Saturday are on the next page of articles - page down and it'll be there. === A FULLY up to date league table will be added today....so all set to go forward on a match by match basis. === Some BIG!! scores in the last 2 games! SAPFanSTFC

8:26am Fri 21 Sep 12

Is that you Lovesey says...

Williams is a great signing end of !!
Williams is a great signing end of !! Is that you Lovesey

8:48am Fri 21 Sep 12

Psychedelic Syd says...

Level headed guy and a quality player. Brilliant signing.
Level headed guy and a quality player. Brilliant signing. Psychedelic Syd

8:57am Fri 21 Sep 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

Already only 16/1 for top scorer with PaddyPower!?...thoug
ht I may be able to get 25s at least - he's scored early enough in the season and looks like someone who will enjoy feeding off Ritchie, Roberts and de Vita.
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Might take it anyway.
Already only 16/1 for top scorer with PaddyPower!?...thoug ht I may be able to get 25s at least - he's scored early enough in the season and looks like someone who will enjoy feeding off Ritchie, Roberts and de Vita. --- Might take it anyway. SAPFanSTFC

9:06am Fri 21 Sep 12

London Red says...

Does anyone know what is going on with RDV?
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It says we have a fully fit squad - so seems stragne to go from ever present to not in the squad for 2 games
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OK he was always going to be replaced by Roberts in the starting XI - but surely a place on the bench to provide options for both wings and up top would justified - especially after his start to the year
Does anyone know what is going on with RDV? . It says we have a fully fit squad - so seems stragne to go from ever present to not in the squad for 2 games . OK he was always going to be replaced by Roberts in the starting XI - but surely a place on the bench to provide options for both wings and up top would justified - especially after his start to the year London Red

9:27am Fri 21 Sep 12

stigger says...

London Red wrote:
Does anyone know what is going on with RDV?
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It says we have a fully fit squad - so seems stragne to go from ever present to not in the squad for 2 games
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OK he was always going to be replaced by Roberts in the starting XI - but surely a place on the bench to provide options for both wings and up top would justified - especially after his start to the year
been wondering exactly the same thing, also Flint has been jettisoned from squad after being in all of them up till last 2?? With Flint there is TAH on bench but strange that RDV not there when can cover 2 places
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know what is going on with RDV? . It says we have a fully fit squad - so seems stragne to go from ever present to not in the squad for 2 games . OK he was always going to be replaced by Roberts in the starting XI - but surely a place on the bench to provide options for both wings and up top would justified - especially after his start to the year[/p][/quote]been wondering exactly the same thing, also Flint has been jettisoned from squad after being in all of them up till last 2?? With Flint there is TAH on bench but strange that RDV not there when can cover 2 places stigger

10:04am Fri 21 Sep 12

Cricklade Reds says...

What a cracking first goal it was, he will score regularly. If you can understand the team selection your a better man then me, flint was been the best defender all season, then bomb for Ward who makes very one nervus. RDV was really good as cover in the opening games. The bench on Tuesday was strange with LB RB and Center half on it with no goalie in the seven, can we not cover the full backs with A. Mc then have a the young goalie there.
What a cracking first goal it was, he will score regularly. If you can understand the team selection your a better man then me, flint was been the best defender all season, then bomb for Ward who makes very one nervus. RDV was really good as cover in the opening games. The bench on Tuesday was strange with LB RB and Center half on it with no goalie in the seven, can we not cover the full backs with A. Mc then have a the young goalie there. Cricklade Reds

10:05am Fri 21 Sep 12

Cricklade Reds says...

What a cracking first goal it was, he will score regularly. If you can understand the team selection your a better man then me, flint was been the best defender all season, then bomb for Ward who makes very one nervus. RDV was really good as cover in the opening games. The bench on Tuesday was strange with LB RB and Center half on it with no goalie in the seven, can we not cover the full backs with A. Mc then have a the young goalie there.
What a cracking first goal it was, he will score regularly. If you can understand the team selection your a better man then me, flint was been the best defender all season, then bomb for Ward who makes very one nervus. RDV was really good as cover in the opening games. The bench on Tuesday was strange with LB RB and Center half on it with no goalie in the seven, can we not cover the full backs with A. Mc then have a the young goalie there. Cricklade Reds

11:01am Fri 21 Sep 12

mossy282 says...

Cant believe I have just read the above comment about Flint being our best defender this season! Taht guy is a legend in his own mind( imo) TAH much better option.

Looking forward to a good win on Sat
Cant believe I have just read the above comment about Flint being our best defender this season! Taht guy is a legend in his own mind( imo) TAH much better option. Looking forward to a good win on Sat mossy282

11:53am Fri 21 Sep 12

stigger says...

mossy282 wrote:
Cant believe I have just read the above comment about Flint being our best defender this season! Taht guy is a legend in his own mind( imo) TAH much better option.

Looking forward to a good win on Sat
Rarely seen Flint have a bad game IMO, was at fault for orient goal, not in my opinion the oxford one, but played well the rest of Orient game. TAH looked very good but i've only seen him once and Ward i still think is a decent defender and that will show in time, should not be written off so soon as some have. COYR
[quote][p][bold]mossy282[/bold] wrote: Cant believe I have just read the above comment about Flint being our best defender this season! Taht guy is a legend in his own mind( imo) TAH much better option. Looking forward to a good win on Sat[/p][/quote]Rarely seen Flint have a bad game IMO, was at fault for orient goal, not in my opinion the oxford one, but played well the rest of Orient game. TAH looked very good but i've only seen him once and Ward i still think is a decent defender and that will show in time, should not be written off so soon as some have. COYR stigger

12:05am Sat 22 Sep 12

southside7 says...

Witnessing the birth of a Town striking legend. Williams..........Wi
lliams..............
.......Wlliams......
..Williams
Witnessing the birth of a Town striking legend. Williams..........Wi lliams.............. .......Wlliams...... ..Williams southside7

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