Legends to collide again for Joe!

Emmerson Boyce and Arjan de Zeeuw

Emmerson Boyce and Arjan de Zeeuw

Latics legends Emmerson Boyce and Arjan de Zeeuw will be back on opposite sides for the third annual Joseph’s Goal charity game at Ashton Town FC in May.

Boyce – who famously lifted the FA Cup at Wembley in 2013 – will again skipper the Latics legends side for the third time.

De Zeeuw will once more lead his team of Dutch Masters, hoping to avenge last year’s 2-0 defeat after a hugely-competitive clash.

The Latics Legends are looking for a third win in a row, having ruthlessly dismantled a Hollyoaks XI 10-0 in the inaugural showpiece in 2015.

Graham Barrow will be in charge of the Latics Legends, and is even hoping to be fit to have a run-out himself in the engine room.

Also confirmed to play are former Liverpool and England striker Emile Heskey, ex-Latics assistant boss Graeme Jones – who still holds the club record for goals in a season – Stuart Barlow, Nathan Ellington and Don Page, with more big names to be announced over the coming weeks.

Tickets for the game – which takes place on Friday, May 19 (7.30pm) - will go on sale next week from the Latics ticket office and through the club’s official website.