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Bid on a Piece of History and Raise Funds for Shelter

Signed commemorative match ball available ahead of tomorrow

28 February 2022

Oxford United and Portsmouth are joining forces to raise funds for homelessness charity Shelter with supporters of both clubs invited to bid on a special piece of history.

You may remember in December last year both clubs revealed they would be ditching their respective home kits as part of the #NoHomeKit campaign – this was due to take place for the subsequently postponed league meeting between the two teams on Boxing Day. Full details can be found here 

Despite the postponement both clubs remain committed to supporting Shelter’s cause, and in the build up to tomorrow night's game at Fratton Park the clubs are running an auction for a special piece of memorabilia.

Almost thirty years ago on the 3rd November 1992, the U’s and Pompey played out a thrilling 5-5 draw in Division 1. A goal right at the death from Chrissy Allen was enough to secure an unlikely comeback for Brian Horton’s side on the day, with a familiar face in Jim Smith managing the visitors.

Wayne Richmond was part of the Match Sponsors group at The Manor that day, and he has very kindly donated the signed commemorative match ball from the fixture to a good cause of both club’s choosing.

The auction is still live and can be accessed by CLICKING HERE and will run until 12pm on Wednesday 9th March. All money raised will be donated to homelessness charity Shelter.

You can check out the fantastic work they are doing with the #NoHomeKit campaign by clicking here


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