All FA Cup first round fixtures to go ahead as planned despite lockdown measures

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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