Sedgley Park vs Luctonians
Thirty-odd X-stone men drive ball and pain across balding grass
Under stair-rod rain. “Nail him” cries middle-aged wife,
Sheltered under stand of corrugated iron.
The player understands, and duly delivers, the muddied ball slithers
From opponent’s hands but into another and “Knock on”
Is the call that comes from the maul of fans,
Under stand of corrugated iron and well-worn community.
Sedgley Park 31 Luctonians 13