The FA Cup first round will go ahead as planned this weekend
All FA Cup first-round ties will go ahead as planned this weekend, it has been confirmed.
Despite the impending national lockdown the government has confirmed that the 10 non-elite clubs that remain involved the competition will be able to play their matches under elite protocols.
Matches will take place between 6-9 November.
All ties will be played behind closed doors, in line with Covid-19 guidelines.
Last week, The FA announced a total of 16 ties to be shown by UK broadcast partners.
The following fixtures have been selected for live coverage on BBC and BT Sport.
Friday 6 November
Harrogate Town vs Skelmersdale United (7.45pm) – BT Sport 1
Saturday 7 November
Tonbridge Angels vs Bradford City (12.30pm) – BBC and BT digital platforms
Ipswich Town vs Portsmouth (3pm) – BBC and BT digital platforms
FC United of Manchester vs Doncaster Rovers (5.30pm) – BBC Two
Sunday 8 November
Maldon & Tiptree vs Morecambe (12.45pm) – BBC and BT digital platforms
Hampton & Richmond Borough vs Oldham Athletic (12.45pm) – BBC and BT digital platforms
Eastbourne Borough vs Blackpool (2.30pm) – BT Sport 1
Monday 9 November
Oxford City vs Northampton Town (7.45pm) – BT Sport 1
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