This Saturday the annual Isle of Harris Old Firm Challenge Match is scheduled to take place at Tarbert pitch where local Rangers and Celtic supporters will line-up against one and other to raise funds for The Prostate Cancer Charity.
The event normally features as part of the Western Isles Men’s Health Week although this year’s fixture was unable to take place in the summer due to a freak drought which rendered the playing field out of bounds.
The Celtic team have held onto the bragging rights of the last two encounters and Rangers fans will be desperate inflict their first ever victory over their old firm rivals. The manager of the Celtic side Coinneach Morrison said “Winning the previous two matches is an excellent achievement for the bhoys seeing as we are hugely outnumbered by the sizeable Rangers contingent in Harris and we have a much smaller pool of players to pick from. Despite the odds, we have a 100% record against them and we are well up for Saturday’s match as well. The fixture is always keenly contested and well attended by local spectators, so once again we are hoping to raise as much money as possible for The Prostate Cancer Charity.”
Reaffirming the importance of raising money for such a good cause, Rangers team manager John Angus “Fuggie” Macdonald commented “Despite the incessant gloomy economic projections in the Western Isles, this match constantly circumvents such pessimism, and I am wholly confident this year shall be no different. As usual, there will be a veritable gamut of island sporting talent on display, and weather permitting, the occasion should be most enjoyable for all concerned.”
Kick off is at 1:30pm on Saturday (24th November) and there will be a collection on match day but if you can’t make it along to the game and still want to support the cause, you can make a donation here
Pictured are teams from last year’s event.