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BBC to screen one game from every FA Cup qualifying round

The BBC have confirmed that they are to broadcast one game from every FA Cup qualifying round in the 2018/19 season.

The first extra preliminary round tie they have confirmed to show will be Haverhill Rovers against Haverhill Borough, which will be streamed on the BBC Sport website, app and iPlayer this weekend.

Match of the Day commentator Conor McNamara will be joined by former footballer Danny Webber for the 12:30 kick off.

Fans will also get the chance to see the FA Cup trophy on display at Havernhill Rovers’ New Croft ground before the derby.

Haverhill Rovers play in the ninth-tier Eastern Counties League Premier Division, while Haverhill Borough are members of the tenth-tier Eastern Counties League Division One North.

It isn’t the first time the BBC have done this, just last season they introduced the idea of showing FA Cup qualifying matches.

They starting off with Litherland REMYCA v AFC Liverpool. They went on to show South Shields v Bridlington Town, Billericay Town v Didcot Town, Deeping Rangers v Kidderminster Harriers, Ashton Athletic v Chorley and St Albans City v Boreham Wood.

 

Check out how social media reacted to the BBC’s announcement about show qualifying matches this season on the next page.

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