Barry Roche column: Plymouth defeat hard to take

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In the first of his new weekly columns, Morecambe FC goalkeeper BARRY ROCHE talks about Saturday’s defeat to Plymouth

I must admit that I was very close in contacting the paper and saying I couldn’t start my column this week as the last thing I wanted to do was write about the Plymouth Argyle game.

It’s very hard to put into words how we felt sitting in that dressing room at the final whistle.

To lose any game is disappointing but to lose a game in the manner we did on Saturday is very hard to take.

Having got ourselves in such a commanding position there is no way we should have allowed Plymouth back into the game.

They were a team very low on confidence after a slow start to the season and at 2-0 there really should have been only one winner!

But unfortunately that is the way our season has started at the Globe Arena.

For whatever reason (trust me, we have been and are searching for answers) we just haven’t been able to get things right at home.

On our travels we have been absolutely superb for the most part, Tuesday at Bradford being our first defeat and even then we should have got something from the game. We are always fully prepared for each game regardless of venue, so why we have struggled at home is beyond me.

But to be honest its not something us as players have really thought an awful lot about until recently but it’s certainly something that can’t be ignored any longer and definitely needs to be addressed sooner rather than later.

We will no doubt be watching the DVD of the game this week to see where we went wrong before focusing all our attention on Cheltenham.

After our last four results it has become an even bigger game for us and we’ll be making the long trip determined to put things right.