Televised games confirmed for Emirates FA Cup first round

Thursday 20 Oct 2016
The Emirates FA Cup first round

Three matches from the first round of The Emirates FA Cup have been confirmed for live broadcast on UK television.

The weekend's action will kick-off on Friday 4 November as National League side Eastleigh host Swindon Town of League One, live on BBC Two.


The Emirates FA Cup First Round

Eastleigh v Swindon Town
7.55pm, Friday 4 November
Live on BBC Two

Merstham v Oxford United
12.30pm, Saturday 5 November
Live on BT Sport 1

Southport v Fleetwood Town
7.45pm, Monday 7 November
Live on BT Sport 1


It's then on to one of the big stories from the fourth round qualifying, as eighth-tier Merstham – fresh from their shock victory over Ebbsfleet United – host Oxford United, who currently sit 13th in League One. The game kicks-off at 12.30pm on Saturday 5 November, live on BT Sport 1.

The third televised fixture of first-round weekend takes place on Monday 7 November (kick-off: 7.45pm), also live on BT Sport 1, as League One Fleetwood Town travel to fifth-tier Southport.

All six teams will receive the FA broadcast fee of £67,500 per club.

All 40 first-round ties will take place across the first weekend in November. Click here to see the full fixture list.

By FA Staff