You’ve seen them in the Bundesliga, the A League, at Wembley and in the Premier League, well now the cardboard crowds are flocking to Slough Town’s Arbour Park for the Vanarama National League South play-off final.
Slough fans can ensure they are at the game in spirit, if not in person by uploading a photo of themselves and purchasing a cardboard cutout (actually polypropylene) which will be placed in the ground ahead of kick-off.
The Rebels face Dartford in an Eliminator match to be played on Sunday 19th July behind closed doors – though it has been confirmed the match will be live-streamed.
The cutouts cost £25 and can be purchased online here at faceinthecrowd.store with, according to a post on the Slough Town website, some of the funds going to the club: “This is a unique opportunity to feel part of the action whilst helping the club financially in the process. In the event that we progress to the play-off semi final at Havant & Waterlooville, we intend to transport the cutouts to Westleigh Park so your presence and support can be felt there too!”
The Vanarama National League South play-off fixtures and dates in full are:
Sunday 19th July 2020- 1.30pm
Elimination Round – Match A – Slough Town vs Dartford
Sunday 19th July 2020- 4pm
Elimination Round – Match B – Bath City vs Dorking Wanderers
Saturday 25th July 2020- 3pm
Semi Final – Havant & Waterlooville vs Winner of Match A
Saturday 25th July 2020- 5.30pm
Semi Final – Weymouth vs Winner of Match B
Saturday 1st August 2020 – 3pm
Promotion Final – Stadium of highest ranked finalist
In the National League North, the teams vying promotion are Altrincham, Chester, Brackley Town, Gateshead, York City and Boston United.