Barry Roche column: We were rewarded for keeping our patience

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Patience was definitely a virtue we needed at the Globe against Southend on Saturday.

We knocked and knocked at the door and finally got our rewards very late on.

It is quite difficult to play against teams that set up so defensively like Paul Sturrock’s men did.

They got men behind the ball very quickly and looked to hit us on the counter attack, but we got there eventually thanks to another sweet strike from the ‘Little Mexican’ Jack Redshaw.

Jack is obviously brimming with confidence and it really showed with another impressive display.

But all over the pitch the lads put in a great shift and the important thing was we didn’t let our frustrations get the better of us.

We continued to pass the ball when on previous occasions we may have gone more direct the later in the game we went without scoring.

The only thing that tainted the performance was Richard Brodie’s sending off.

From where I was stood on the pitch it seemed little more than handbags but to be honest I haven’t seen any highlights of the game so I’m not in a position to comment on that yet.

But unfortunately it looks like another three game suspension that our already small enough squad can definitely do without!

*Like most Shrimps fans I’m sure, I was glued to ITV on Sunday lunchtime eager to see who our FA Cup opponents were.

Rochdale at home is a good but tough tie for us but at least we were drawn at home when we could easily have been travelling the length of the country looking at some of the other ties in the competition.

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