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Listen: Coleraine hero Darren McCauley pens poem about Premiership title race

Darren McAuley is quickly becoming known as one of the league's most exciting attacking talents. His two goals against Linfield on Saturday added to his reputation, as did a rather unexpected post-match interview.

Speaking to BBC's Grant Cameron, he recited a poem, penned by his own fair hand, to sum up the emotion of the Danske Bank Premiership title race.

The Bannsiders go into the final day level on points with Crusaders, only goal difference keeping them off top spot.

Here's how McCauley, who has contributed 17 league goals this term, sums it all up:

I cut inside with twists and turns,

He goes past Coates and he goes past Burns,

This man has got skill, this man has got pace,

Can Coleraine last this year's title race?


Football is tough, a mental torment

So you'll have to excuse this poetic lament,

Yet orange and green, together we stand

United as one in this once troubled land.


This working class club, inferior no more

As we conjure the spirit of '74

One game at a time, isn't that what they say?

So don't listen to the others, to Baxter nor DJ.


Tune in next week, folks

Please if you can,

And watch us bring the Gibson

To our part of the Bann

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