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BBC announce the FA Cup First Qualifying Round match they will televise

It’s that time of year again, the BBC announce the FA Cup First Qualifying Round match they will televise, and it should be a cracker.

The early rounds of the FA Cup qualifiers have been streamed on the BBC since 2017, which has not only put non league clubs on the map, but also earned them a welcome financial boost for being on the telly.

A game from every stage is be live-streamed across BBC Sport’s digital platforms, allowing audiences to watch the game live on PC, mobile or connected TV. Matches will also be available live and on-demand on BBC iPlayer.

The BBC will show the game between Bury AFC and North Shields in the FA Cup first qualifying round.

The game at Stainton Park on Saturday, 3 September at 12:30 BST will be broadcast live on the BBC Red Button, Sport website and iPlayer.

Bury AFC are a fan-owned English association football club representing the town of Bury, Greater Manchester, established in December 2019 following the demise of Bury FC, which had been expelled from the English Football League (EFL). Bury AFC are currently a member of the North West Counties Football League Division One North and won the 2021–22 division championship, earning promotion to the league’s Premier Division for the 2022–23 season. The team play their home games at Stainton Park in nearby Radcliffe through a groundshare agreement with Radcliffe F.C.

North Shields are a football club based in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England. They reached the 1st round of the FA Cup twice in their history: in 1933–34 and 1982–83. Following their promotion from Northern League Division Two, they got promotion to Northern League Division One which they were promoted from in 2022 as Champions to the Northern Premier League Division One East. They also won the FA Amateur Cup at Wembley in 1969, beating Sutton United. In the 2014–15 season, North Shields repeated their 1969 success by defeating Glossop North End at Wembley in the final of the FA Vase. The club are notable for reaching the final of the FA Vase in the 2014–15 season, where they finished as winners, after beating Glossop North End AFC 2-1 AET.

Steve Rudge, BBC Sport’s head of football, said: “We are delighted that audiences will be able to share in the passion of the FA Cup from the opening stage of the competition. To highlight the tournament from first kick to last will showcase the desire for success in the famous Cup throughout the football pyramid.”

David Newton, the FA’s head of competitions, said: “The Emirates FA Cup is the world’s most loved domestic cup competition.

“We’re delighted that the BBC is widening the competition’s reach by allowing fans the opportunity to follow the drama live, right from the very start through to the showpiece final at Wembley Stadium.”


Friday 2 September 2022 – First Round Qualifying
19:45 70 Three Bridges VS Erith Town
19:45 89 Aylesbury United VS Margate
19:45 93 Baffins Milton Rovers VS Winchester City

Saturday 3 September 2022 – First Round Qualifying
12:30 7 Bury AFC VS North Shields
15:00 1 Morpeth Town VS Warrington Town
15:00 2 Warrington Rylands VS Hyde United
15:00 3 Stalybridge Celtic VS Lancaster City
15:00 4 Shildon AFC VS Penistone Church
15:00 5 Ashton United VS Ashington
15:00 6 South Shields VS Workington AFC
15:00 8 Witton Albion VS FC United of Manchester
15:00 9 Clitheroe VS Heaton Stannington
15:00 10 Charnock Richard VS Pontefract Collieries
15:00 11 Guiseley AFC VS Avro
15:00 12 West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC VS Macclesfield
15:00 13 Nantwich Town VS Congleton Town
15:00 14 Goole AFC VS Prescot Cables
15:00 15 Marske United VS Runcorn Linnets
15:00 16 Bamber Bridge VS Whickham
15:00 17 Whitby Town VS Bishop Auckland
15:00 18 Dunston VS City Of Liverpool
15:00 19 Liversedge VS Glossop North End
15:00 21 Stocksbridge Park Steels VS Atherton Collieries
15:00 22 Rushall Olympic VS Redditch United
15:00 23 Mickleover VS Alvechurch
15:00 24 Nuneaton Borough VS Belper Town
15:00 25 Lye Town VS Harborough Town
15:00 26 Barwell VS Highgate United
15:00 27 Stourbridge VS Hanley Town
15:00 28 Stone Old Alleynians VS Chasetown
15:00 29 Shepshed Dynamo VS Coalville Town
15:00 30 Worksop Town VS Worcester Raiders
15:00 31 Anstey Nomads VS Whitchurch Alport
15:00 32 Stafford Rangers VS Newcastle Town
15:00 33 Grantham Town VS Rugby Town
15:00 34 Hednesford Town VS Long Eaton United
15:00 35 Atherstone Town VS Kimberley Miners Welfare
15:00 36 Gainsborough Trinity VS Loughborough Students
15:00 37 Tamworth VS Boldmere St Michaels
15:00 38 Basford United VS Romulus
15:00 39 Lichfield City VS Stourport Swifts
15:00 40 Bromsgrove Sporting VS Stamford AFC
15:00 41 Matlock Town VS Ilkeston Town
15:00 42 Cleethorpes Town VS Stratford Town
15:00 43 Romford VS Hashtag United
15:00 44 St Ives Town VS Barking
15:00 45 Dunstable Town VS Shefford Town & Campton
15:00 46 Potton United VS Hendon
15:00 47 Waltham Abbey VS Buckhurst Hill
15:00 48 Berkhamsted VS Witham Town
15:00 49 Hitchin Town VS Heybridge Swifts
15:00 50 Hertford Town VS Royston Town
15:00 51 Brightlingsea Regent VS Mildenhall Town
15:00 53 Harlow Town VS Kings Langley
15:00 54 Aveley VS Potters Bar Town
15:00 55 Kempston Rovers VS Bedford Town
15:00 56 Bishop’s Stortford VS St Neots Town
15:00 57 Canvey Island VS Enfield Town
15:00 58 Needham Market VS Leiston
15:00 59 Dereham Town VS Biggleswade Town
15:00 60 Maldon & Tiptree VS Haringey Borough
15:00 61 Wingate & Finchley VS Bowers & Pitsea
15:00 62 Lowestoft / Haverhill R VS Sheringham
15:00 63 Edgware & Kingsbury VS Grays Athletic
15:00 64 Ipswich Wanderers VS Hornchurch
15:00 65 Billericay Town VS Leverstock Green
15:00 66 Bury Town VS AFC Sudbury
15:00 67 East Thurrock United VS Biggleswade
15:00 68 Ashford Town (Middx) VS Westfield
15:00 69 Carshalton Athletic VS VCD Athletic
15:00 71 Sheppey United VS Lewes
15:00 72 Leatherhead VS Chichester City
15:00 73 Phoenix Sports VS Rusthall
15:00 74 Metropolitan Police VS Corinthian
15:00 75 Hythe Town VS Hayes & Yeading United
15:00 76 Folkestone Invicta VS North Greenford United
15:00 77 Cray Valley (PM) VS Hastings United
15:00 78 Eastbourne Town VS Hanwell Town
15:00 79 Bracknell Town VS Harrow Borough
15:00 80 Walton & Hersham VS Beaconsfield Town
15:00 81 Corinthian Casuals VS Burgess Hill Town
15:00 82 Herne Bay VS Horsham
15:00 84 Fisher VS Spelthorne Sports
15:00 85 Sevenoaks Town VS Kingstonian
15:00 86 Bognor Regis Town VS Cray Wanderers
15:00 87 Midhurst & Easebourne VS Chatham Town
15:00 88 Ashford United VS Hanworth Villa
15:00 90 Chesham United VS Peacehaven & Telscombe
15:00 91 Marlow VS Uxbridge
15:00 92 East Grinstead Town VS Beckenham Town
15:00 94 Basingstoke Town VS Weston Super Mare
15:00 95 Didcot Town VS Plymouth Parkway
15:00 96 Poole Town VS Salisbury
15:00 97 Willand Rovers VS Swindon Supermarine
15:00 98 North Leigh VS AFC Stoneham
15:00 99 Frome Town VS Tiverton Town
15:00 100 Cinderford Town VS Laverstock & Ford
15:00 101 Larkhall Athletic VS Cirencester Town
15:00 102 Blackfield & Langley VS Shepton Mallet AFC
15:00 103 Roman Glass St George VS Hartley Wintney
15:00 104 Torpoint Athletic VS Helston Athletic
15:00 105 Bishop’s Cleeve VS Westbury United
15:00 106 Yate Town VS Aylesbury Vale Dynamos
15:00 107 Royal Wootton Bassett Town VS Paulton Rovers
15:00 108 Slimbridge AFC VS Sholing
15:00 109 Wincanton Town VS AFC Totton
15:00 110 Hamworthy United VS Gosport Borough
15:00 111 Merthyr Town VS Truro City
15:00 112 Wimborne Town VS Dorchester Town
15:30 20 Marine VS Radcliffe

Sunday 4 September 2022 – First Round Qualifying
13:00 52 Enfield_ VS AFC Rushden & Diamonds
14:00 83 Holyport VS Binfield


Extra Preliminary Round – Litherland REMYCA (10) vs AFC Liverpool (9) (BBC)
Preliminary Round – South Shields (8) vs Bridlington Town (9) (BBC)
First Qualifying Round – Billericay Town (7) vs Didcot Town (8) (BBC)
Second Qualifying Round – Deeping Rangers (9) vs Kidderminster Harriers (6) (BBC)
Third Qualifying Round – Ashton Athletic (9) vs Chorley (6) (BBC)
Fourth Qualifying Round – St Albans City (6) vs Boreham Wood (5) (BBC)

Extra Preliminary Round – Haverhill Rovers (9) vs Haverhill Borough (10) (BBC)
Preliminary Round – Prestwich Heys (10) vs Radcliffe (8) (BBC)
First Qualifying Round – Maltby Main (9) vs Frickley Athletic (8) (BBC)
Second Qualifying Round – Lymington Town (9) vs Torquay United (6) (BBC)
Third Qualifying Round – Peterborough Sports (8) vs Chorley (6) (BBC)
Fourth Qualifying Round – Dunston UTS (9) vs Gateshead (5) (BBC)

Extra Preliminary Round – Punjab United vs Broadbridge Heath (BBC)
Preliminary Round – Heather St John’s vs Worcester City (BBC)
First Qualifying Round – Thatcham Town vs Salisbury (BBC)
Second Qualifying Round – Irlam vs York City (BBC)
Third Qualifying Round – Halesowen Town vs Altrincham (BBC)
Fourth Qualifying Round – Potters Bar Town vs Barnet (BBC) and York City vs Stockport County (BT Sport)

Extra preliminary round – Maine Road v Squires Gate (BBC Sport)
Preliminary pound – Stocksbridge Park Steels v Stalybridge Celtic (BBC Sport)
First qualifying round – Hashtag United v Soham Town Rangers (BBC Sport)
Second qualifying round – Warrington Rylands v York City (BBC), Hashtag United vs Braintree Town (Twitch)
Third qualifying round – Christchurch v Dulwich Hamlet (BBC Sport)
Fourth qualifying round – Ilkeston Town v Hartlepool United (BBC), Bishop’s Stortford v St Albans City (BT Sport)

Preliminary round – Sheffield v Sherwood Colliery (BBC Sport)
First qualifying round – Lichfield City v Nuneaton Borough (BBC Sport)
Second qualifying round – Sutton Common Rovers v Jersey Bulls (BBC Sport)
Third qualifying round – Hanley Town v Brackley Town (BBC Sport)
Fourth qualifying round – Bromsgrove Sporting v Grimsby Town (BBC Sport)

Preliminary round – Marlow v Thame United (BBC Sport)
First qualifying round – Bury AFC v North Shields (BBC Sport)

Fans gave their thoughts as the BBC announce the FA Cup First Qualifying Round match they will televise…

@heyit5sam: Excellent choice!

@TomDearlove1: Bury are back 😍

@Brad1Molloy: Surely Harlow vs kings Langley

@Burychadchad: Shagggggggerssss 🕺🏻🥁🍻

@buryfchannah: Good choice!

@AlexBrianWhite: Was hoping Wincanton would be on the tele, but get why this was an appealing pick.

@PeterKeighery: Of course. We are, quite simply, the biggest of big bois. #large

@thepigeonpost: the beeb too scared to put west – macclesfield on in case we embarrass them and their starboy robbie savage is caught crying on telly.

@brummie_goes_gh: Very tempted by this instead. Could it tie it in with a double header and maybe been get to the @WD_CFC game as well

@Harry698Harry: Class that

@TimDuckworth7: I can hear the sound of people pissing in their kettles from here. 🤣🤣🤣

@MagYorkshire: Fantastic for the club

@jamie3elsy: Lets hope there’s no railings 😂😂 #NE29

@daleskitt: This tie should be played at Gigg Lane… hope common sense can prevail soon and all the different ‘sections’ of Bury supporters can come up with an agreement.

@ShakersBen: Come on the boys ⚪️🔵🏆

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