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Ten Seconds

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 We were holding our own
Till the ten second mark,
When an audible groan
Could be heard round the park.
For no-one had lost
E’en a droplet of sweat
When the ball, quickly crossed,
Ended up in the net.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 We were doing quite well
For nine seconds or so,
As we struggled to quell
The Cobh über-schnell show,
But with ten seconds gone,
‘Gainst the run of the play,
The Ramblers’ sun shone
And our sky turned to grey.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 It was under control
With nine seconds gone by,
No threat to our goal
In this Eircom League tie.
But a cross ball, deflected
By mischievous ghosts
Ended up unexpected
Between our two posts.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Nine secs on the clock
And we’d kept them at bay,
But our hopes took a knock
When the tenth one took sway.
As the Cobhmen all roared,
We looked up with a frown
To discover they’d scored
As we’d been sitting down.

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Notes

Bit of a bad start but we managed to scrape a 2-2 draw in the end

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/ten-seconds/