Barry Roche Column: I don’t want to be up front often!

Barry Roche and Andy Fleming look on as Danny Stevens' shot goes in off the post to give Torquay the lead.
Barry Roche and Andy Fleming look on as Danny Stevens' shot goes in off the post to give Torquay the lead.
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The last week has just shown us how quickly things can change in football.

We’ve gone from going five unbeaten and flying, straight back down to earth after two defeats in a row.

We never really got ourselves going against Rotherham last Tuesday even though we did go in one up at the break.

They put us under a tremendous amount of pressure, especially at the start of the second half.

We knew that this would be the case and if we managed to see out the first 15 minutes or so we would have a chance.

We did just that but then conceding two goals in quick succession absolutely killed us.

A few chances did come our way towards the end of the game but we can’t really have any complaints about the full-time result.

Down on the English Riviera and we certainly can have a few complaints at the final whistle, but only at ourselves.

There’s no way we should have come away from that game empty-handed. At the very least we should have got ourselves a point.

For the most part of a game played in very blustery conditions, we were pretty comfortable.

We dealt with their attacking threat reasonably well and created a couple of decent chances ourselves.

And I couldn’t believe it when that cross from Lewis Alessandra landed right on my head in the dying moments!

I’m just gutted that I didn’t manage to hit the target.

If that had have gone I’ve no idea what I would have done. Probably just gone completely nuts if I’m honest.

It’s definitely the closest I’ve come to scoring but I’m hoping we won’t find ourselves in that position where I need to come up many more times.