1st April 2000

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 And so we approach another April Fools Day,
Anniversary of the game at Halifax away,
When it seemed every single Cestrians was there,
Who says that our fans don’t care?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 At the time, we were propping up the rest,
But games like this brought out our best,
And roared on by nigh on 1,000 Blues,
There was just no way that we could lose.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The Shay looked like a ground long outdated,
Changes not coming, but fans had waited,
And with their team being mediocre,
Would we be the Fools Day joker?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 City took the lead wearing bright all yellow,
Beckett bringing joy to every fellow,
But we failed to built on our precious lead,
And the clock was running at a slow speed.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 In stoppage time, the Shaymen struck the bar,
But for them, it was so near, so far,
And so with just six games to go,
Back on the road was the Chester show.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Sadly, in the end it hadn’t mattered,
Last day defeat meant our hopes were shattered,
And what of the friendly, pleasant Halifax Town,
Are they the next side to follow us down?


This poem is about Chester’s 1-0 win at Halifax Town last April, one of our final moments of pleasure as a Football League club.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/1st-april-2000/