It’s that time of year again, the BBC announce the FA Cup Third 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 broadcast the game between Hanley Town and Brackley Town in the FA Cup third qualifying round.
The tie, which will take place on Saturday the 2nd of October, will kick-off at 12:30 BST and will be shown live on the BBC Red Button, Sport website and iPlayer.
Hanley Town are currently managed by ex-Stoke City defender Carl Dickinson, have won four matches to reach this stage after starting in the extra preliminary round.
Brackley Town play three leagues above Midland Premier Division outfit Hanley in the National League North.
Tom Gayle will be joined in the commentary box at Hanley by former Brighton striker Glenn Murray.
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)
Fans reacted as BBC announce the FA Cup Third Qualifying Round match they will televise…
@LeeStockley: Good news for the club. Crap for me don’t finish work til 1. Already bought my ticket.
@pvfc_zack: Absolutely fantastic news
@SCFC_Pughy34: Hanley are massive! 2nd biggest club in stoke 👏 👏 👏 ggg’arnnnn hanley 🔵💙🔵💙
@Dan240993: Deffo a MUST watch!!!
@HuntyJosh: Absolute Quality 😍
@platonicbuddies: hanley are massive
@_LRG91: Make sure you get a fresh trim bro @JayCottz 👀🤩
@andycCAFC: Looking forward to watching this one. I wish I could get there instead and cheer on Hanley but this is great they are tv
@robin1302: Amazing news this! Going to be a brilliant afternoon! #FACup
@JJLozzer: I’ll probably be tuning into this!
@JME2596: Incredible news! Show em how it’s done lads 💙 @HanleyTown66
@jdanby99: This is absolutely massive for the club! Let’s get the place rocking next week, a chance to make even more history
@Willbailey747: Let’s pack out the ground for this massive game
@mrjacktanner: Ideally these red button games should have been on Friday or Monday nights when those interested in non league football aren’t at a game somewhere else
@samcufc79: Good bit of coverage for Hanley that. Not to be sniffed at.