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The Worst Match I Ever Saw

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 2 Notts County v Rochdale,
Meadow Lane, ’96.
Fog draped like a theatre curtain
over the halfway line.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Behind our goal with pie and peas
we watch the action fade away,
hoofed into the unknown,
dribbled into the mist.

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Notes

This poem is from Joe’s book The Taking Part, a short collection of poems on the theme of sport and games, published by Maytree Press in 2021.

https://joewilliams.co.uk/publication/the-taking-part/

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-worst-match-i-ever-saw/