Dave Martin, better known by the Yellow Army as ‘The Bard Of TUFC’, reflects on our 2018/19 championship-winning campaign.
What A Season!
Football matches come once or twice a week,
can’t be too soon during a winning streak,
but in early season’s descending gloom,
Plainmoor felt like dentist’s waiting room.
Visiting teams parked the bus, wasted time.
We lacked invention in our forward line.
Fans were fractious for a win, a goal! So
there were changes we had to undergo.
Even though we’d only conceded three
its goals people pay good money to see,
something new man Gary Johnson knew.
Once he arrived we scored more than a few.
Hooking two players before half time gave
his squad an early sign how to behave.
New loanees came in, and some moved on,
while Jamie Reid put his shooting boots on.
Autumn’s exit from the Trophy and Cup
left us free to focus on going up
and by Christmas we were top of the league
with players showing no signs of fatigue
though in places grass cover was zero
due to our ground sharing deal with Truro.
Regardless, we played our pass and sprint game.
With goals galore, matches were no longer tame.
Nine goals shared with Oxford, our form was rich,
another seven when we played Dulwich.
In the New Year we lost to Bath, Welling
and Weston but the pressure was telling
on Woking too and when we drew 3-3
at the Kingfield we knew it was meant to be.
Then we beat Eastbourne 2-0 at Plainmoor
which meant we were Champions for sure.
We ended top by ten points, what a year,
our fans had 108 goals to cheer.