It’s that time of year again, the BBC announce the FA Cup Fourth 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.
Grimsby Town’s Emirates FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round tie at Bromsgrove Sporting will be broadcast LIVE by the BBC.
The tie will be available on the BBC’s Red Button, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app and will now kick off at 12:30pm on Saturday 16 October.
The Mariners have been allocated 1,000 tickets for the fixture which will be available from midday on Friday.
Sporting play two leagues below Grimsby and have won three matches without conceding to reach this stage.
Grimsby, who were playing League Two football last season, are playing their first tie in this season’s competition.
The winners will play in the first round proper which will take place between 5-8 November.
Sporting play in the Southern League Premier Division Central and have beaten Loughborough University 2-0, Worksop Town 6-0 and Welwyn Garden City 1-0 in this season’s FA Cup.
Grimsby, relegated from the fourth tier last season, reached the FA Cup third round as recently as 2018-19 before losing 1-0 at Crystal Palace.
They are two points clear at the top of the National League after 10 games.
FA CUP FOURTH QUALIFYING ROUND DRAW:
12:30 11 Bromsgrove Sporting VS Grimsby Town
15:00 1 Marine VS Wrexham AFC
15:00 2 Marske United VS Gateshead
15:00 3 Curzon Ashton VS Chesterfield
15:00 4 Brackley Town VS Guiseley AFC
15:00 5 Hereford VS Solihull Moors
15:00 6 Pontefract Collieries VS FC Halifax Town
15:00 7 York City VS Morpeth Town
15:00 8 Kettering Town VS Buxton
15:00 9 Boston United VS Stratford Town
15:00 10 King’s Lynn Town VS Peterborough Sports
15:00 12 Stockport County VS Stamford AFC
15:00 13 Southport VS Altrincham
15:00 14 Tamworth VS Notts County
15:00 15 Ebbsfleet United VS Hampton & Richmond Borough
15:00 16 Horsham VS Woking
15:00 17 Dorking Wanderers VS Hayes & Yeading United
15:00 18 Corinthian Casuals VS St Albans City
15:00 19 Maidenhead United VS Hastings United
15:00 20 Bedfont Sports Club VS Kidderminster Harriers
15:00 21 Hungerford Town VS Bromley
15:00 22 Harrow Borough VS Chelmsford City
15:00 23 Wealdstone VS Dagenham & Redbridge
15:00 24 AFC Sudbury VS Dartford
15:00 25 Banbury United VS Bath City
15:00 26 Barnet VS Boreham Wood
15:00 27 Yeovil Town VS Weymouth
15:00 28 Eastleigh VS Folkestone Invicta
15:00 29 Bowers & Pitsea VS Aldershot Town
15:00 30 Dover Athletic VS Yate Town
15:00 31 Torquay United VS Havant & Waterlooville
15:00 32 Southend United VS Chertsey Town
FA CUP QUALIFYING GAMES PREVIOUSLY TELEVISED:
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)
First Qualifying Round – Lichfield City v Nuneaton Borough (BBC)
Second Qualifying Round – Sutton Common Rovers v Jersey Bulls (BBC)
Third Qualifying Round – Hanley Town v Brackley Town (BBC)
Fans reacted as BBC announce the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round match they will televise…
@woodeiro: Massive news! Gonna be a great day for the club 👏👏
@jzwsmith1: Town are masssssive
@kieranjcrossman (Marske fan): We just knobbed Chester 4-0 in their own ground and you put on Bromsgrove Sporting. Shame on you @BBCSport
@bekhowell41: Any bromsgrove fans want to borrow the f*** the bbc flag? 🤣🤣
@chrisbenson007: Any chance of @ITVSport adding a game?
@Turkish_Cobbler: If so, they should get Stamford’s match. They’re the only team from the extra preliminary round left!
@chrisbenson007: I agree entirely. @HurtLewis pass on the message, see if @ITVSport can schedule a game on @ITV4 next weekend!
@michaelbrooke13: Should have been @StamfordAFC1896 as the only team left from the extra preliminary round!
@UndisputedLTG: Ponte Colls robbed imo
@StamfordAFC1896: Sadly not to be.. The only team from the extra preliminary round left, I honestly thought we were in with a good shout…
@1904Irrelevants: Why red button? Just put it on BBC 2
@academyavfc: Villa’s Akos Onodi and Seb Revan could face off against eachother, and you’ll be able to watch live on the BBC! #AVFC
@TIMLEWIS1985: @disco1980 cracking tie
@topicking: Better get our players on some longer contracts! Looks like the shop window just opened up. #gtfc
@Jonsparker07: Obviously be a sell out with the Mariners travelling barmy army ..UTM