The Best Match I Ever Saw

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Ross County v Aberdeen,
Victoria Park,
1999, or thereabouts.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 County won 3-0.
Amazing display of football.
You wouldn’t think it possible,
but he’s quite a player,
is Ross.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 To be fair, Aberdeen
had an early red card
(well deserved, I might add),
so for most of the match
he was playing against ten men.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 But still, quite remarkable
to win so comprehensively.
Never gets the credit he deserves,
does Ross.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Same goes for Patrick Thistle.



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.


Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-best-match-i-ever-saw/