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.


About James Bartaby

Hey, I'm James and I'm relatively new to non-league football, having only taken in my first match in September 2011. Despite it being a 0-4 defeat for Hampton & Richmond Borough, I became a huge fan of the club and NL in general. So much so that they are now the first club that I mention when talking about which team I support! I just got massively disillusioned with top flight football in this country and the attitudes of the lawmakers and top clubs in general, and I wanted to start taking my son to see decent football. I am now the club's Deputy Press Officer, and loving every minute!

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