TV Cup Ties Announced
The Football Association have released details of the three FA Cup First Round games that will be shown live on television, which will include two non-league clubs. Conference North side FC Halifax Town got a double reward for reaching the first round, as their plum home tie with League One leaders Charlton Athletic will be the second of the games shown on TV, while Conference Premier side Newport County’s home game with League Two side Shrewsbury Town will kick off the weekend’s live coverage.
The full details of the televised games are as follows:
Saturday, November 12th, kick off 12:30pm – Newport County v Shrewsbury Town, ESPN
Sunday, November 13th, kick off 12:30pm – FC Halifax Town v Charlton Athletic, ITV1
Sunday November 13th, kick off 3:15pm – Morecambe v Sheffield Wednesday, ESPN
The live games represent a welcome windfall for the clubs involved. They will each receive £67,500 from the TV coverage, with the winner of each tie also receiving £18,500 from the competition’s prize fund.