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Latics Collect FA Cup Award

20 May 2019

The club were presented with their national award at the weekend for the memorable victory at Craven Cottage.

Oldham Athletic were delighted to receive the 2019 Emirates FA Cup Giant-Killing Award following the dramatic third round win over Fulham.

Beating competition from AFC Wimbledon, Barnet and Newport County in the voting, with the 2-1 win against Premier League opposition, earning the majority of the votes via TheFA.com.

With three divisions between Fulham and Latics, the lads in blue and white came back from a goal down through loanees Sam Surridge and Callum Lang, which included a penalty save by another loanee Daniel Iversen.

The win led by Pete Wild resulted in memorable scenes for the club's players and fans, who were able to celebrate together by the Thames, and that win picked up 34 per cent of the votes in this year’s Giant-Killing Award shortlist.

“It was probably the best moment of my life," said Lang, on hearing of the award.

“It was a good moment for me, all my family were there and the way the game went was all a factor.

“The team performance from start to finish was great, we had a plan, we stuck to it and got the result.”

The club had representatives at Wembley for the showpiece FA Cup Final, with a presentation being made at half-time pitchside with the award by representatives of Wigan Athletic, who won the award last season.  

A big thank you to everyone involved in representing the club on that day that will live long in the memory for years to come and become a part of our history.

 


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