It’s been quite some time since football has been played up at White Hart Lane. It was 620 days ago, to be exact, when Tottenham played their final match at the historic ground in May 2017, and as delays continue to pile up for the unveiling of Spurs’ new stadium it’s unclear when football will return there.
But on Saturday, the football-starved fans of North London will have a chance to catch a taste of the White Hart Lane experience when Hashtag United host White Ensign for a top of the table clash in the Thurlow Nunn League. It will be the cosy confines of North London’s Coles Park on White Hart Lane that serves as the site for the massive match, and with major title ramifications on the line there is bound to be plenty of excitement and intensity come kickoff at 3pm.
In Hashtag United’s first season as a member of Division One South, the YouTube Channel turned football club have created plenty of buzz, shooting up as league leaders at the midway point of the season while building on an already robust social media following. As the squad have found success this campaign, attendance has grown with it. The club boasts a home attendance record of 500 supporters in 2018/19 and several weeks ago, a whopping 700 fans travelled to see Hashtag United visit Benfleet.
“Our fans this season have been great,” team founder Spencer Owen said. “We didn’t know what to expect as it is our first proper season and we’d never opened games up to the public so regularly before. But we’ve got a really good group of committed ‘super-fans’ who are attending games home and away. They’ve even made up some hashtag-specific songs. I think they have a song for every player now.”
Want to join in on the fun?
Tickets for Saturday’s match are £4 for adults and £2 for concessions (seniors and ages 13-17), while children aged 12 or under can gain entry for free. Better yet, each Hashtag United match includes a prize draw featuring items such as team merchandise, Adidas boots and copies of Football Manager.
Saturday’s meeting with White Ensign promises to be another exciting chapter in this inaugural league season for Hashtag United, and with Tottenham away for an FA Cup tie this Sunday, it’ll be among the best spots in North London to get your fix of live football this weekend.
“If you can come down then you should join in,” Spencer said. “They are a very approachable group of young guys and the more the merrier!”