endured cancer, not once but twice,
yet due to a tremendous spirit
returned to play for the Division One side
scoring the winner in the 69th minute,
a goal which saved them from relegation,
it's hard to imagine his elation
after so much fear and suffering,
a true hero especially to those
who watch their side come snow or gales.
Joe described the goal as "Fate",
fairy-tales do happen after all
and after this memorable game
brave Joe Thompson has discovered fame.