Barry Roche column: It’s been an eventful couple of weeks

Barry and Lisa Roche with their baby son Cillian.
Barry and Lisa Roche with their baby son Cillian.
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It’s been a big couple of weeks on and off the pitch for me.

My wife Lisa gave birth to our first child, a baby boy called Cillian, a couple of days after a near perfect away day performance at York. It really did cap off a fantastic weekend.

We went to York with a game plan and executed it brilliantly.

They’ll probably feel slightly aggrieved at the scoreline but it’s nice to be on the positive end of such a result rather than the negative.

I really didn’t know where to begin in writing about Saturday’s game.

We went into it brimming with confidence and to come unstuck in the way we did was really hard to take.

Exeter are a decent side and they are up at the right end of the table for exactly this reason but there’s no way the scoreline is a true reflection of what went on in the game.

We didnt take the chances that came our way and unfortunately they did.

We maybe chased the game a bit too early and opened ourselves at the back too much.

But credit where it’s due, Exeter exploited those spaces pretty well.

It was Cillian’s first outing to see The Shrimps but here’s hoping his next one won’t end on such a low note.

I thought the Shrimps fans were excellent again on Saturday.

We didn’t give them an awful lot to cheer about in the second half but they were still in full voice all the way to the final whistle.

We will, as a group, be working our socks off to make sure all that singing is rewarded in the games to come.

Thankfully the result didn’t change too much in terms of our league position although it did add extra significance to the Aldershot game.

It becomes an even more important game for both clubs. Three points for us and it opens up a bigger gap with them.