The Preston flag has made it to the final of the inaugural FA Cup of Flags after a dramatic last-minute win against Coventry.Advertisement
The competition is being run by The Flag Institute using Twitter polls.
In yesterday’s semi-final, the Preston flag was losing by two per cent of the vote with only 20 minutes remaining. Preston voters rallied and after drawing the vote to a 50/50 split with two minutes remaining, the Preston flag clinched victory at the death with 51 per cent of the 3,484 votes cast.
Heartbreak for Coventry, jubilation for Preston! It’s been an even contest all match, the lead swapping several times but neither team able to put the other away. Preston timed one last push and, for the second game this tournament, took it at the death in the very last minute! pic.twitter.com/OnTIUVk5yZ— The Flag Institute (@FlagInstitute) May 27, 2020
The Preston flag will take on Stoke-on-Trent’s Penkhull in the final on Friday 29 May.
Preston flag designer Philip Tibbetts said: “Preston has had an element of luck – the flag got through the first round as a best runner-up and then there’s been two knock-out wins right at the death.
“The other semi-final got more votes, so Penkhull must start as favourites. However, Preston did more than double their tally in the semi-final and they’re a bigger city, so there’s definitely the potential to find the support to make up the numbers.”
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