Final Results from The Big Game

Community XI take Latics Select XI to a penalty shoot out!

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”

TBG was organised jointly by the Oldham Muslim Centre and the Oldham Athletic Community Trust and was sponsored by Human Appeal International