Come on, The Colliers!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 A long bugler occasionally
blasts out the right note.
Maybe also the source
of the odd native American
war cry. The few hundred at Ashington
are passionate in their support.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Proud mining town, home
of the Charlton brothers
and Jackie Milburn. But nothing works.
A first-half breakaway by the men
from Yorkshire is enough.
No one alive to remember

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 the Third Division (North).
Crescent moon above the little stadium.
Before the game I get talking
to a former non-league goalkeeper
who won the FA Vase
but now needs hips replacing.


The winning team from Yorkshire were Ossett United. Ashington are newly promoted to the Northern Premier League – East Division, back in the Northern Premier League for the first time in 55 years. But from the look of last night, it could be a long, hard season.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/come-on-the-colliers/