Black and white sphere.
Teams shuffle on the pitch.
For official whistle they wait.
Gasping, they stop.
A card, yellow raised.
The crowd erupts in cheers and jeers.
Ball crosses line.
Leaving keeper in mud,
Gloves smacking ground in frustration.
Twelve men march off the grass,
Knowing they failed coach and fans.
The league was lost for them.
But the other, victorious.