Reece nets new car for winner
Date published: 28 January 2013
LIFELONG Latics fan Martin Thomas thought the chance of Latics winning against Liverpool was such a longshot he promised the match winner a new car!
But now the season-ticket holder who owns Optima Cars, in Chadderton, has promised to honour his pre-match claim and hand the scorer of the match-winning goal a Peugeot 206.
He said: “I made the offer thinking it was a long shot but I will be delighted to be presenting the car to Reece Wabara.
“As a lifelong supporter and sponsor of the club this was a fantastic day for the town.”
Season-ticket holder Clare Maddison, from Shaw, vowed to quit smoking if Latics won.
She said: “I have spent the last 20 minutes crying my eyes out. I am so proud. This was a massive yard-dog performance. Brilliant.
“I literally have no words. Guess I’m giving up smoking at midnight. What can I give up to the football gods for the Everton match?”
Steven Shipman, who was born in Oldham but now lives in Stockport, said: “I’ve never been as proud to be an Oldham fan. I can honestly say that this means more than all the other cup wins that we’ve had. To the point where all I could do was sit there with my head in my hands and take it all in. I’m very very proud.”
Season-ticket holder Will Gough, from Shaw, said: “Where to start? It was one of those games which you expect to get nothing from and hope to see the lads put in a shift.
“It shows that they can do it and have the talent and desire — we just need to transfer it to the league.
“Get Dickov an experienced assistant and we could push on to safety this season, he’s a likeable bloke and needs the players to start playing like that every week for him. Make or break time.”
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