Barry Roche column: It’s great to have feel-good factor

The Morecambe and Dagenham players shake hands before the game.
The Morecambe and Dagenham players shake hands before the game.
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It has been so nice to get the feel-good factor back around the Globe Arena in the last week.

After halting the slide against Southend it was vitally important that we carried on that form against Newport.

Again, we didn’t get off to the best of starts but that’s nothing new for us.

Even at 1-0 down we were by far the better side and I firmly believe that even if our opponents had kept 11 men on the pitch we still would have won the game.

As it was, once they were reduced to 10 we absolutely tore them apart.

In the blink of an eye we went 2-1 up and that effectively killed off the game.

I’ll never ever call our Little Mexican Jack Redshaw a ‘Super Sub’ because he’s way more than that but his impact on the game and the one before was invaluable.

Three goals in two games and two with his first touch on the pitch is not a bad day’s work!

The point at Dagenham was really hard fought and well earned.

There was very little between the sides until the referee gave a very dubious penalty.

The ball did it Chris Mac’s (McCready) hand but given he was literally a yard away from the shot it was definitely not deliberate and therefore shouldn’t have been given.

But we kept going and got our reward thanks to a clinical finish from the skipper (Mark Hughes).

We have been finishing games really strongly of late and a lot of credit for that must go to fitness coach Chris Squirrel.

When there are so many games in a month it is vital that the training routine and work load are managed correctly and big Squizz is doing a great job.