It’s that time of year again, the BBC announce the FA Cup Second 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.
BBC Sport will broadcast the FA Cup second round qualifying match between Sutton Common Rovers and Jersey Bulls on Saturday, 18 September.
The tie between eighth-tier Rovers and ninth-tier Bulls will be available to watch on the Red Button, iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app from 12:30 BST.
Both sides look to progress to the third qualifying round for the first time.
The first round proper begins after the fourth qualifying round.
Sutton Common, of the Isthmian League South Central Division, have already progressed further than ever before in the competition after a 3-1 win away at Cray Wanderers in the first qualifying round earlier this month.
Jersey Bulls, the first club from the island of Jersey to compete in the FA Cup, are the competition’s top goalscorers this season with 19 goals in the three previous rounds.
Their impressive results so far include a club-record 10-1 win, followed by 4-0 and 5-1 victories.
Commentary comes from Conor McNamara and former Everton and Scotland forward James McFadden at the VBS Community Stadium as the FA Cup celebrates its 150th anniversary.
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)
Fans reacted as BBC announce the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round match they will televise…
What great club names
— kahlköpfig (@felizecalvo) September 14, 2021
@AdGrocott: This is amazing! #BackTheBulls
@mooremoorev: Might be on tv then. Not many 74 years Jersey grannies will be there😂😂😂
@Paulpostie99: I better have a shave and find a tie then
@LaurenTrachy6: This is an amazing opportunity for the club to have national coverage on the BBC in a game that is such a huge part of the clubs history! 🤯 Let’s keep charging 🇯🇪🐂 #BackTheBulls
@Black_King_Rass: Buzzing for this one! Let’s gooo!
@JRLAFC1886: I shall be at that game! I’ve been to the other 3 FA Cup games that the Jersey Bulls have played in!
@ForeverAYellow: now I’m really looking forward to this tie. Really enjoyed watching the rise of Jersey Bulls and seeing them on the BBC just shows what ambition they’ve got