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Four Decades Ago

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 February second
back in seventy four
location was Ibrox
Scottish Division One,
the mighty Rangers
agin humble Arbroath
to be a home banker
so the Blues thought.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Gers started strongly
Lichties under pressure
Marshall in action
keeping Blues out
’til Scott to McLean
who put Gers ahead
cheers from their fans
scattered on terraces.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Into the second half
Penman to Fletcher
who scored from close
Lichties had equalised,
silence from terraces
this wasn’t the script
worse a minute later
Pirie headed home.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 So Gers on the hunt
sought a usual penalty
Parlane went down
on the right of the box
then converted himself
they were now equal
twenty minutes left
and all for to play.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Then minutes to go
a Fletcher solo run
with a lob over Hunter
Arbroath were in front.
February second
back in seventy four
location was Ibrox
Gers two; Lichties three.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/four-decades-ago/