FORWARD Keshi Anderson admitted he would have liked to have put Morecambe ‘to the sword’ following Swindon Town’s 3-1 victory on Saturday.

Anderson’s comments echoed the sentiments of his manager Richie Wellens when describing his relative unhappiness at Town’s overall performance at the weekend.

The 24-year-old, who claimed two assists from Town’s three goals, conceded both he and his team-mates could have done a better job of shifting the ball around the pitch a little faster, while also feeling frustrated at not adding a little more gloss to the scoreline with further goals.

Following a breathless first 25 minutes at the Energy Check County Ground, Town let their focus slip towards the end of the first half and almost conceded a second before the break that would have heartened their visitors.

The second 45 minutes did not improve, with a general lethargy spreading throughout the game as neither set of players offered much in the way of quality or attacking impetus.

Reflecting on a first-half performance that garnered three goals but left both Anderson and Wellens wanting more, the Town forward said: “As a whole, I think we all know that we probably could have done a little bit better in terms of moving the ball a bit quicker, and in the second half, we could have got some more shots off.

“We had a lot of possession, but didn’t do a lot with it.

“In the first half, I thought we did well. We still could have created a few more chances, but I thought we did well to grind it out and go in 3-1 up.

“It would have been nice to put them to the sword and get a few more, but it was a good result in the end.”

With neither side creating much in the way of clear-cut chances in the second half, Town dropped off and allowed Morecambe to come on to them in the hope of springing a counter-attack.

Yet the signature goal which has already started to become known as Town’s go-to plan did not materialise.

Wellens suggested a busy opening month of football may have caught up with his players, while Anderson was pleased to see his team-mates come through a small period of pressure on Saturday without setting nerves jangling in the terraces.

Anderson said: “I think it’s natural instinct when you know you’re cruising to be a little bit lacklustre and drop your levels a little bit.

“It’s something that we, as a team, want to be able to flush out and we want to go the full 90 minutes just grinding teams down and putting them away.

“Obviously that’s hard and other teams are going to have 10 or 15 minutes of control, but when they do have their spell, it’s important we keep our shape and stay disciplined to ensure we don’t concede.”