Come on Hebburn Town! South Tyneside gets Wembley fever as The Hornets prepare for FA Vase final
Come on Hebburn!
Cheers will be ringing out across South Tyneside today as Hebburn Town FC enjoys “the biggest day in the club’s history”.
The Hornets made the journey down to London on Sunday, where they will play Consett AFC in the FA Vase final at Wembley.
And while fans are not able to attend the match due to covid restrictions, households and businesses have been pulling out all the stops to show their support for the club from home, with bursts of black and yellow – the club’s colours – all around the town.
South Shields FC, who won the FA Vase in 2017, were among those sending support to The Hornets.
“We would like to wish our neighbours Hebburn Town and Consett the very best of luck in the FA Vase final,” said a spokesman for The Mariners.
"Our memories of the incredible experience we enjoyed at Wembley in 2017 remain fresh and we know just what a momentous occasion this is for both clubs.
"It is cruel that neither side will be able to take supporters with them to London but we know that legions of non-league fans across the country will be with both teams in spirit and cheering them on.
"We have several former players among both the Hebburn and Consett ranks and have friends aplenty at both clubs, so we genuinely wish both teams all the luck in the world and hope the best side wins."
She said: “After waiting such a long time for the final, I would like to wish Hebburn the very best of luck in today’s big game.”
“It is, however, such a shame fans aren’t allowed into Wembley for the biggest game in the club’s history”.
“I’ll be watching the game today and I’ve got a good feeling about it. Come on Hebburn!”
Speaking earlier in the week, Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Norman Dick, said: “It’s a fantastic achievement to reach the FA Vase Final and the team should be extremely proud.
“It’s a shame that fans aren’t able to attend the match due to Covid-19 restrictions, but we know that South Tyneside will still get behind the team and show their support from their homes.
“Hebburn Town Centre looks absolutely fantastic decorated in black and yellow banners, bows and posters. We hope this gives the team that extra bit of support and encouragement ahead of Monday’s game.
“Good luck Hebburn Town FC!”
The FA Vase Cup Final will be streamed live for free on BT Sport (Sky channel 413 and Virgin channel 527) - kick off is at 1pm.
Hebburn Town has been joining in the social media boycott aimed at combating online abuse over the weekend, but the club decided to lift the ban for the day of the game so fans can keep up-to-date with the final.