Barry Roche column: It’s tight but our fate is in our hands

Barry Roche clears forward for Morecambe against Fleetwood.
Barry Roche clears forward for Morecambe against Fleetwood.

It was a vastly improved performance from us against Fleetwood on Saturday.

We worked all week on our change of formation and it worked an absolute treat.

We knew they played a diamond in midfield with limited width and our plan was to exploit that and hit them on the counter attack.

They are very good on the ball but we compacted the midfield to leave as little space as possible for their danger men to cause us problems.

And but for an extremely lucky equaliser we would have come away with a massive three points.

But given who our opponents were there is no doubt it is very much a point gained rather than two dropped.

Fleetwood are up near the top for a reason but our game plan was spot on and although they had the much larger portion of possession they didn’t really have very many clear-cut chances.

Yet again results elsewhere didn’t really do us any favours but what we have to do is show the same level of intensity in our remaining games to ensure we remain a Football League club.

No club has a given right to stay in he league. Football League status has to be earned and we need to earn it in the remaining four games.

Thankfully it is very much in our own hands and we definitely don’t want to have to rely on results elsewhere to help us out.