It’s as if we never left, as the Hawks return home for the third time in seven days by hosting similarly newly-promoted Hashtag United at The Enclosed Ground in this much-anticipated matchup.
Whitehawk left it late to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat on Tuesday evening, propelling them into the play-offs for the first time this season. Charlie Lambert’s strike at the death earned the Hawks their fifth consecutive home win, whilst extending their unbeaten run on home soil to 18 matches.
Hashtag United, a club well-known for their far from pragmatic approach, have lost just once in the league all season, but a panoply of draws sees them sit in 10th, two points shy of Shaun Saunders’ Hawks as Autumn finally settles in.
Well, where do we start? Formed by YouTube star Spencer Owen in 2016, The Tags’ rise up the football pyramid has been nothing short of immense. Many doubted them, but after seven years they have established themselves as a solid Isthmian side, with a future still shining bright.
In what started out as a group of friends enjoying a kickabout, they have grown at a striking speed. A sublime 21 consecutive victories last season saw them breeze through the Isthmian North, claiming the title as they embarked on a new venture in the Isthmian Premier.
One to Watch | Alfie Cue: He may only have been at the club for little over a month, but the much-travelled talisman has hit the ground running with Jay Devereux’s Tags, firing in three goals in his first six matches for the Essex-based club.
Coming out of Dartford’s Academy, the 25-year-old is now with his tenth club, having featured for the likes of Hitchin Town, Cheshunt and, most recently, Concord Rangers, to which he moved a touch inland in September to play for Hashtag United.
7/10 | South Park (Reigate) (A) | Lost 2-0 (FA Trophy)
30/9 | Tonbridge Angels (A) | Drew 1-1 (Friendly)
25/9 | Carshalton Athletic (A) | Won 1-0
23/9 | Wingate & Finchley (H) | Won 2-0
16/9 | Needham Market (H) | Lost 1-0 (FA Cup)
The Hawks have never faced Hashtag United since their formation in 2016, and so a historic day awaits at The Enclosed Ground tomorrow.
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