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The Flowering of Cheltenham Town FC

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 In their first spring
The seeds of youth grew slow,
Grew strong,
That season of perennial learning:
McCann, Finnigan making midfield domain,
The back four shoring up
Gaps in the wall,
And the search
For a holy striker.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Their second spring came
As late as the May sunshine,
The final flowering in Cardiff:
As Guinan crossed
And Vincent, Odejayi stretched to connect,
The ball bounced twice –
Mildenhall rooted to the spot –
And a sea of red and white erupted
When the ball hit the net.

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Notes

Inspired by Cheltenham Town’s victory over Grimsby Town at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on 28th May 2006 where they won 1-0 to achieve promotion to League One.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-flowering-of-cheltenham-town-fc/