Celebrities Turn Out for Football Match in Aid of PDSA

Celebs from the world of TV, music and sport took to the pitch of Shrewsbury Town Football Club to help raise cash for vet charity PDSA.

Stars including Eastenders’ Jake Wood, Calum Best and Towie’s Dan Osborne donned blue shirts for Dog’s Town, playing against Cat City in green: Dane Bowers, James Arthur and Love Island winner Max Morley.

Eastenders’ Jacqueline Jossa joined Lee Latchford-Evans to manage her beau Dan Osborne’s team. Jacqueline even took to the pitch lines to take over from the linesman, wearing her manager’s jersey.

Dog's Town assistant manager Jacqueline Jossa gives beau Dan Osborne some encouragement before the penalty shoot-out (3)
Photos by Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix Ltd 

Cat City was victorious, beating rivals Dog’s Town by 7 penalties to 6 after the match finished 4 goals all. James Arthur almost reversed the fortunes for Dog’s Town with a penalty, 90 seconds before the full time whistle but his gallant efforts were saved by keeper Derek Redman.

Dogs Town PDSA football match
Dog’s Town team photo

Dawn Ward from The Real Housewives of Cheshire managed Cat City to victory, picking her best players to take on the penalty spot in the tense finale.

Cat City PDSA football match
Cat City team photo

Calum Best showed that football truly is in his blood with some fancy footwork on the pitch but the goal-scoring heroes of the day were X Factor’s Jay James, who scored three goals and So Solid Crew’s MC Harvey, who also put three past the keeper.

Jake Wood, said: “I’m a huge football fan so to play at a league club for a great cause is a pretty good way to spend a Sunday afternoon.”

X Factor winner James Arthur was a huge favourite with the crowd. He said: “There is some real talent in the ranks and it was a hard-fought match. We all had a blast and the fact that we are helping to raise money for the a charity like PDSA, that helps so many people across the country, is a real honour.”

Calum Best signs some PDSA merchandise before the game

All funds raised from the football match, which was attended by over 2,100 fans, will go towards treating the 470,000 pets that PDSA helps every year through its network of 51 Pet Hospitals and 380 Pet Practices.

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