On Sunday 23rd May, the much anticipated ‘The Big Game’ (TBG) in Association with Human Appeal International took place at Boundary Park stadium where a Latics Select XI took on a Community XI, over 2000 spectators watched on in beautiful weather conditions.
At the end of 90 minutes the score was 3-3 which lead to a penalty shoot out which the Latics Select scraped victory.
The match was dominated by the community XI, the score was 3-2 to the Community team until the last kick of the game where the Latics Select scored with a own goal to make it 3-3 and go on to a penalty shoot out.
Said event organiser Afruz Miah of the Oldham Muslim Centre “I am absolutely thrilled with the effort the community team put in today, I can only say they were unlucky and their efforts deserved a lot more. I would like to thank all the spectators coming out in large numbers and supporting the teams, their contribution will go a long way for charity. Finally I would like to thank all our sponsors in particular Human Appeal”
Said Colin Moore of Oldham Athletic Community Trust “Today was a marvellous occasion for both the OMC and Oldham Athletic, the game was played in the correct and fair manner and it was privilege to see so many talented players. I hope we can build on our excellent relationship with the OMC and also hope we get more people from Asian heritage to our home games”