Barry Roche column: Devitt really making a difference

Padraig Amond on the move against Northampton.
Padraig Amond on the move against Northampton.

But for a bad bounce Jamie Devitt would have scored the winner against Northampton on Saturday.

He’s been brilliant since his arrival at the Globe Arena and even better is the fact that he’s another Irishman to help combat Kevin Ellison and the ever growing Scouse contingent.

We should definitely have come away with all three points on Saturday but it wasn’t to be.

We played some great football on an extremely difficult pitch and a goal from another Irishman, Padraig Amond, was well worth the admission fee itself.

It was a decent outcome because as with the heavy defeats at Portsmouth and Plymouth we reacted in the right way in the following fixture.

I really don’t know what to say about the Accrington game the Tuesday before except to apologise for our performance.

In such an important fixture, for a variety of reasons, we let everybody down.

From start to finish we were second best and the scoreline didn’t flatter our opponents in the slightest.

Yes we did have quite a few injuries but the team sent out on the night was good enough to go there and get something.

Losing by such a big margin is always hard to take but losing to them made it so much more difficult.

There weren’t many smiles in the camp in the aftermath of the game but we knew we had to get ourselves right on Thursday morning for the big game against Northampton and we did just that.