Barry Roche column: One of the craziest games I’ve been involved in

Barry Roche after Morecambe's victory over his former club Chesterfield.
Barry Roche after Morecambe's victory over his former club Chesterfield.

Saturday’s game is definitely up there with the craziest games of football I have ever been involved in.

I don’t think very many people, if any, saw what was to come after the break after the way we were so completely outplayed by an excellent Chesterfield side in the first half.

We were second best all over the pitch and everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong.

As good as our opponents were, we were one hundred percent the architects of our own downfall as far as the goals conceded were concerned.

But what we have in the dressing room is an unbelievable team spirit.

We knew we had let everybody and ourselves down and were determined to put things right.

But I don’t think even the most optimistic amongst us expected what was to follow.

The game changer, without a doubt, was Kev’s (Ellison) goal so soon after the restart.

And with the chances we created afterwards there was just a feeling around the stadium that we were possibly about to do something special.

It was almost attack versus defence at times and I can’t describe how good of a feeling it was when Podge (Padraig Amond) stooped to head in the winner.

And for it to happen against my former club made it even more special for me.

As good as the comeback and result was we know that we were nowhere near good enough in the first half and that there is plenty of work to be done on the training ground in the coming weeks.