The Preston flag competes in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup of Flags on Twitter today (Tuesday 19 May).Advertisement
The flag made it through from the previous round thanks to a nail-biting finish that saw Preston come from behind against Willenhall in the final ten minutes of the Twitter poll.
Today’s match in The Flag Institute competition is against Heathfield, a small market town in East Sussex. The poll is open until 9pm this evening – you can vote here.
Philip Tibbetts, the designer of the Preston flag, said: “Preston got the highest vote count in the last round so if you can replicate that I think there’s a very strong chance of getting into the semi-finals.
“In fact as it was the highest vote count in the competition at all so far, so Preston could win the title – but expect everyone to up their game.”
That was as close to an extra time winner as you can get on a Twitter Poll! Preston take the win in the last ten minutes!— The Flag Institute (@FlagInstitute) May 13, 2020
With over 400 votes Willenhall have put themselves in the driving seat for one of two best runner up slots to the next round! pic.twitter.com/tWvNLJ1rpx
The Preston flag, which was inspired by a Preston North End mug, uses a cross design to reference the city’s religious heritage and its position as a hub for transport.
Other flags still in the competition include Coventry, Bloxwich and Willenhall, who are through as highest runners-up after the dramatic loss to Preston in the last round.
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