Hartlepool RNLI volunteers fly flag for England's World Cup stars

Hartlepool RNLI volunteers are cheering on England ahead of tomorrow's World Cup semi-final against Croatia. Picture by RNLI/Tom Collins.
Hartlepool RNLI volunteers are cheering on England ahead of tomorrow's World Cup semi-final against Croatia. Picture by RNLI/Tom Collins.

RNLI volunteers in Hartlepool are backing England's football team to continue to make waves on their quest for World Cup glory.

Volunteers at the lifeboat station, in Ferry Road, are flying the flag for the Three Lions ahead of Wednesday's semi-final against Croatia.

They are backing Gareth Southgate's team to go all the way in Russia as they bid to claim a place in Sunday's final.

Volunteer crew member Darren Killick said: "We are all keen to see the team do well on Wednesday night after the fantastic win against the Swedish team last Saturday.

"Win or lose I’m sure the England team will do their best and hopefully we will have plenty to smile about during our own Thursday night training session the following day at the Ferry Road lifeboat station."

England's World Cup exploits have captured the attention of the nation.

Saturday's 2-0 win over Sweden sealed their place in the semi-final of the competition for just the third time, and the first time since 1990.