Welcome, Harriers

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 A bitter Marsh Lane for Kidderminster,
Cup o’ Bovril and a piping hot Ginsters,
Or something just like one, from out o’ the hatch,
And then, there’s the whistle, and eyes one the match;
Both teams promoted, with something to prove,
the hoops were the first to make their move,
with a classic scramble in front of goal
And Andre Burley to bundle it home.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 A pretty tense and even affair,
Chances at either end, to be fair,
But then Canice Carol played one through
And Olly Sanderson made it two.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 – (And what a belter that was.)

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Two nil up then, and riding high
And three minutes left to go til half time…
But football, well, it’s a funny old game –
The way a game turns… ahhh; you feel my pain.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 First, a foul that wasn’t a foul
Earning Parker a yellow, that was never a yellow,
Which led to a corner that wasn’t a corner,
That led to a pen, that was never a pen,
Which led to a goal at the Nick of half time…
And I’ll take your word that their next was sublime,
‘Cos I admit, I heard the away crowd cheer
Just after the break… but, I was still at my beer.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 From two nil up, to a level two-two,
What more from the boys in the white and blue?
A decent enough display, but in fact
What we had was a bit like a Tier 6 scrap,
Between these two newly promoted teams,
Both of them chasing an identical dream,
And after a hundred minutes of fight and toil,
These drop-zone rivals shared the spoils.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Well; that point puts us on twenty-one
From twenty two played… so not a lot wrong.
Game twenty-three next – so let’s fill The Shed
Mark halfway with three points ‘gainst Maidenhead…



Getting towards halfway point in the season, and we had Kidderminster at home, another team promoted from tier 6, and a sight of three points that we really could’ve done with to give us a chance of then hitting the true halfway point against Maidenhead with a real opportunity to be over halfway to the 50 points we are aiming for, for safety (are you with me so far?).

As it happens, Kidderminster was a chance squandered, but a point at least. As for Maidenhead… Well, enjoy this poem first; I’m still working out what to write about the Maidenhead game, but it was not pretty!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/welcome-harriers/