Hashtag United have added to their ranks with two new signings with an exciting pedigree.
With the football season now well underway, Hashtag United are looking to build some momentum.
After earning promotion last time out, Hashtag will be in for a much tougher test in the ninth tier of English football.
Their first match of the new season didn't go exactly as planned but their second game of the new season will live long in the memory for Hashtag's players and fans.
But just who are Hashtag United and who are their key personnel going into the club's second season in the English footballing pyramid?
Who are Hashtag United?
Hashtag United are a semi-professional football club who play in the non-league divisions of the English footballing pyramid.
As the 2019/20 season gets underway, Hashtag United find themselves competing in the Essex Senior League, in the ninth tier of English football, after earning promotion from the Eastern Counties League last season in their first campaign as a club.
The club itself - which plays its football in Tilbury, Essex - was founded in 2016 and began by playing in exhibition matches against a range of sides including professional football clubs.
The highlights of these matches were uploaded to YouTube, earning Hashtag United an ever-growing fanbase, with social media being a huge aspect in how the club is promoted. At the time of writing, Hashtag United's YouTube channel has earned itself a solid 460,000 subscribers.
As well as the non-league footballing side, Hashtag United also has its own esports team which competes in various FIFA tournaments as well as an academy team which plays 7-a-side and a more casual Sunday League team.
Hashtag United's key personnel?
Hashtag United was the brainchild of YouTuber Spencer Owen (aka. Spencer FC), who founded the team to initially play in the aforementioned exhibition matches such as the Wembley Cup which features sides made up of YouTube stars.
Despite initially playing for the team, Spencer has now taken a backseat role as the club's chairman and commentates on all of the team's games. He is also responsible for getting the team admitted into the English footballing pyramid by the FA.
The team, which is currently playing its football in the Essex Senior League, is managed by Jay Deveraux who joined the side ahead of the 2018/19 season. Deveraux, often referred to as 'Devs' left his role as assistant manager of East Thurrock United to take charge at Hashtag.
Leading the team out on the pitch is captain Jack Harrison who in his younger years had trials with West Ham, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
In their most recent game, on September 11th, Hashtag unveiled two new players who could make a real difference to the side.
They are Jesse Waller-Lassen, who has experience in the Tottenham youth ranks as well as Bishops Stortford, Salisbury and Rebel FC, and Sam Byles who began his career in the Arsenal youth setup and has experience in America and Australia with FC Buffalo and Sorrento FC respectively.
Last time out
Hashtag United fells to an unfortunate defeat against Brentwood Town in the Thameside Trophy on September 11th.
The 2-0 defeat sees Hashtag knocked out of the competition but the side came off with their heads held high owing to Brentwood's stature, being a team in the division above.
Following that, on September 14th was a tough fixture in the FA Vase against Frenford which also resulted in a defeat for the YouTube sensations as they fell to a 3-2 loss in a closely fought encounter.
Up next is another clash with Frenford, this time in the Essex Senior Cup which is slated for a 19:45 kick-off on September 18th.
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