Three Emirates FA Cup first round ties have been selected for live TV coverage

Thursday 19 Oct 2017
The Emirates FA Cup ties at Hyde United, Shaw Lane Association and Chorley will be live on TV

Emirates FA Cup fans will be able to watch three live televised games in the first round proper next month.

Broadcast partners BBC and BT Sport have made their selections from the draw, which was made on Monday evening following last weekend’s fourth round qualifying ties.

And the first tie of the round will be screened live on BBC Two as eighth-tier side Hyde United host League One outfit MK Dons at Ewen Fields on Friday 3 November, with a kick-off at 7.55pm.

The following day sees another non-League team attempt to cause a Cup shock against EFL opposition, as Shaw Lane Association play Mansfield Town live on BT Sport 1 in a lunchtime kick-off (12.30pm, on air at noon) on Saturday 4 November.

Later that evening, the tie between Newport County and Walsall will be screened on S4, kicking-off at 5.15pm. The FA fee for Welsh language only coverage is £15,000 per club.

BT Sport 1 will also show the all-Lancashire tie between Chorley and Fleetwood, which will take place on Monday 6 November with a kick-off at 7.45pm (on air at 7pm) shortly after the second round draw.

Each club will receive £67,500 from the FA’s broadcast fund and winning clubs will pick up an additional £18,000 from the prize fund.

By FA Staff