Poddington Ponders: Dorking Wanderers
So, it’s finally here. 2nd round qualifying day
Two weeks since Varndeanians were blown away
Early brunch, lucky boxers, black and white attire.
Quick read of The Power of Nine
A recent article of mine
A call from Nick, Maybe to bring my boots?
Make my debut for the Toots?
No “Get us a Guinness” No ban today
Well done to that man at the FA
A pint in hand Sun on your back
Watching the stripes Attack Attack.
An easy bus journey gets me there in time
All is good. The place looks fine
But wait, What the hell
Intruders on the Bog End Choir Stalls
Banging their drum with flags and all
No bother, we’ll stand beside and drown them out.
Come on you stripes, an early shout.
The Wanderers come for a stroll on our grass.
Warm up, they couldn’t be arsed.
No plastic baubles to get in the way
Just pure manicured grass, glistening on a bright sunny day.
Kick-off, control, ball to feet.
Try and tackle us
You’ll be left on your seat.
Well in control but chances a few
A near thing when Danny went through.
James Shaw with nothing to do but conduct the boys in front.
Sol and Daly solid in tying up their long punt
For little got passed Daryl, Isaac and Dom.
And George and Raz attacked with some.
Hady non stop
With Danny up top.
No panic we are self-confident.
0-0 half time off to the bar we went.
A ten-minute queue to be served
Plenty of optimism could be heard.
Second half only just underway
When Danny found DMG from halfway.
Dom ran, cut back, looked up and passed
In came Danny with a right foot blast.
Joy, rapture, the crowd erupted
But 10 minutes later we’re interrupted.
Sol red card and Cornelius soon to follow
Could we hang on for 30 minutes or so?
Hang on we did not do
We bossed the game I tell you.
No shots for Shaw to worry about
Possession our trade day in, day out.
Last season it might have been hard to watch
But these boys are capable of so much
Final whistle lead to jumping and screaming
Fans on the terraces up on the ceiling.
Time taken to shake a Dorking hand then towards the Bog End they ran
Togetherness on pitch and with the fans a hallmark of this team
A pleasure to watch and invites us to dream.
What next you may ask
It’s Poole Town, another tough task.
A home tie on October the fifth
Only 8 more wins to get the cup to lift.