Second Round takes shape with TV ties confirmed

Wednesday 20 Nov 2013

With eight of the ten First Round Replays now contested, the line-up for The FA Cup Second Round Proper is almost complete.

The FA has also announced the games scheduled for live broadcast.

The live fixtures are Wrexham's tie against either Oxford United or Gateshead, Tamworth v Bristol City and either Bury or Cambridge United v Sheffield United.

Designated highlights of three games - Hartlepool United v Coventry City, Kidderminster Harriers v Newport County and Grimsby Town v Northampton Town - have also been confirmed.

The remaining replays will be played the week beginning 2 December.

Each team appearing live on will received a fee of £72,000. Clubs featured in designated highlights will receive £6,750.

SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER 2013 – 3pm unless otherwise stated

1 Bury or Cambridge United v Sheffield United (Sun 8 Dec 12 noon - Live on BT Sport)
2 Wycombe Wanderers v Preston North End
3 Port Vale v Salisbury City (Fri 6 Dec 7.45pm)
4 Bristol Rovers v Crawley Town
5 Milton Keynes Dons v Dover Athletic
6 Carlisle United v Brentford
7 Macclesfield Town v Brackley Town
8 Chesterfield v Southend United
9 Oldham Athletic v Mansfield Town
10 Rotherham United v Rochdale
11 Peterborough United v Tranmere Rovers
12 Hartlepool United v Coventry City (Designated highlights)
13 Kidderminster Harriers v Newport County (Designated highlights)
14 Plymouth Argyle v Welling United
15 Wrexham v Oxford United or Gateshead (Mon 9 Dec 7.45pm - Live on BT Sport)
16 Fleetwood Town v Burton Albion
17 Grimsby Town v Northampton Town (Designated highlights)
18 Leyton Orient v Walsall
19 Tamworth v Bristol City (Sun 8 Dec 2pm - Live on ITV1)
20 Stevenage v Stourbridge


All ties must be played on Saturday 7 December 2013, kick-off 3.00 pm or on dates notified by The FA for television with replays on Wednesday 18 December 2013, kick-off 7.45pm.


The player qualification date is 12 noon on Friday 6 December 2013, this includes replays and postponements. A “registered player” is one who is either, in the case of a player under written contact, registered with The Association or, in the case of a player without a written contract, registered with a League in which his Club competes in the current season. Any such registration must have been received and accepted by The Association or League by 12 noon on the Friday previous to the date fixed for playing the Round, and the registration must be continuous through to the date of the match. Therefore, all players must be registered by 12 noon on Friday 6 December 2013, for any ties played in this round irrespective of the date of the game.

Clubs with ground sharing agreements must arrange for ties to be played on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. If a clash of fixtures occurs with the sharing club or other sport, if for any reason a tie is unable to be played on the ground of the first drawn club on a Saturday, the tie must be played on either the day before, i.e. on Friday, or the day after, i.e. on Sunday on the ground of the first drawn club. If clubs are unable to agree on the date, then it will be played on the Sunday, unless the Council decides otherwise. The decision of the Council shall be final and binding.

Third Round Proper Saturday 4 January 2014
Fourth Round Proper Saturday 25 January 2014
Fifth Round Proper Saturday 15 February 2014
Sixth Round Proper Saturday 8 March 2014
Semi Final Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 April 2014
Final Saturday 17 May 2014

The draw will be televised live on ITV at approx 4.10pm

By FA Staff