Hebburn family turn caravan black and yellow in support of The Hornets in FA Vase final

A Hebburn family decorated their caravan in black and yellow to fly the flag for Hebburn Town FC as the team prepares for the FA Vase final on bank holiday Monday.

The Hornets will face Consett AFC in the FA Vase final on Monday, May 3 at Wembley – and South Tyneside has been buzzing with excitement!

South Shields Town Hall has been lit in the team’s black and yellow colours over this weekend and the Hebburn Town flag will fly across key buildings in the borough’s town centres throughout the bank holiday.

This includes South Shields and Jarrow Town Halls and Hebburn Central.

Darren and Cheryl Murphy have decorated their caravan to show support for Hebburn Town FC. Picture: Darren Murphy


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Businesses and households across South Tyneside have been getting behind the team as well – with one nail salon in Hebburn offering a unique design in honour of the Hornets.

But the support doesn’t end at home, with fans cheering them on across the North East as they enjoy a trip away in line with coronavirus restrictions.

Daren and Cheryl Murphy will be showing their support from Haggerston Castle.

The couple won't be at home for the big game, but it didn’t stop them from proudly decorating their caravan in black and yellow as they back up their team.


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Lifelong Hebburn fan Cheryl, 39, said: “We live in Hebburn, so we’ve always supported Hebburn Town. We’re praying we get a win.”

The clinical adviser wished the team all the best and added: "Good luck and do your best, that’s all we’re going to ask.

"We’re going to be watching it in the caravan and praying that we get a good internet signal.”


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The match, which was due to take place in September last year, was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with a rise in Covid-19 cases and a national lockdown meant that the match could no longer take place.

Unfortunately fans will not be able to travel to Wembley to cheer on the team in person because of Covid restrictions, but the FA Vase Cup Final will be streamed live for free on BT Sport.

The match will kick off at 1pm.

*If you’re flying the flag for the Hornets, don’t forget to share your own pictures and good luck messages on the Shields Gazette Facebook page.


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