Duffer’s Goal Against Canada

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 He got the ball outside his box
With countenance intense.
Like Maradonna with blond locks,
He charged at the defence.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The ball seemed tethered to his lace
As onwards he cavorted,
And every scared Canadian face
Did seem a mite contorted.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Past the halfway line he ran,
With narrow tunnel vision,
Defenders almost to a man
Were filled with indecision.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 And then, as he approached the goal,
At last they came to meet him.
But with his subtle close control,
They simply could not beat him.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 A subtle touch and he was through,
The goalie tried to block it,
But there was little he could do,
It went in like a rocket.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 The Mounties always get their man,
That may be true enough.
For mostly they stuck to that plan,
But they could not catch Duff.


A moment of magic in an otherwise uninspiring encounter.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/duffers-goal-against-canada/