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Latest FA Cup First Round TV selections revealed by BBC and ITV

The latest FA Cup First Round TV selections have been revealed by BBC and ITV, five overall have been selected, one less than last season.

Taking place across the weekend from Friday the 4th of November until Monday the 7th of November, games will be shown across our domestic broadcast partners ITV and the BBC.

And clubs involved will also pick up a live broadcast fee of £50,000, for some, it is a huge boost to their finances, with times tough right now. You can see more on that HERE

The live television broadcast selections for the Emirates FA Cup’s first round proper have now been made, and the schedule can be seen below:

Friday 4 November 2022
Hereford v Portsmouth at 7.55pm on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer & BBC Sport online

Saturday 5 November 2022
South Shields v Forest Green Rovers at 12pm on BBC One, BBC iPlayer & BBC Sport online

Sunday 6 November 2022
Wrexham v Oldham Athletic at 12.30pm on ITV, UTV, STV, ITV Hub & STV Player
Torquay United v Derby County at 3pm on ITV, UTV, STV, ITV Hub & STV Player

Monday 7 November 2022
Bracknell Town v Ipswich Town at 7.45pm on ITV4, UTV, STV, ITV Hub & STV Player

Each club involved in these live broadcast ties will receive a fee of £50,000 in addition to payments from the competition’s prize fund.

Additional fixtures will be moved to facilitate other broadcast arrangements and the full schedule for the first round proper will be confirmed at the earliest opportunity.

Bracknell Town chairman Kayne Steinborn-Busse says his club have struck gold by drawing the Blues in the first round of the FA Cup with it screened live on national TV.

“We struck gold getting Ipswich, a superb tie for us, especially at home,” Steinborn-Busse told talkSPORT.

“As a football club, I took them over in 2015. We were a step six football club and our ground [Larges Lane] had only ever operated at step five. But we’ve had a bit of a success and we got promoted last year to step three but our old ground was not compliant.

“We own two clubs, Bracknell and Sandhurst, so we groundshare. We built a new stadium in down in a place called Bottom Meadow, it’s in the borough of Bracknell but it’s just on the outskirts in a town called Sandhurst.

“It’s a grass pitch, not artificial. Roughly holds between two and three thousand, we’ll confirm that this week. We’re having a safety audit this week in light of the home draw and they’ll set what the official capacity will be for that game. We’ll know in the coming few days what we’ll be allowed to hold.”


(6) Chester 2–2 (3–4 p) Oldham Athletic (5)
(6) AFC Fylde 2–0 Kidderminster Harriers (6)
(5) Wrexham 3–2 Blyth Spartans (6)
(5) Gateshead 2–1 Altrincham (5)
(6) Hampton & Richmond Borough 1–2 Torquay United (5)
(6) Taunton Town 1–0 Yeovil Town (5)
(6) Chippenham Town 1–0 Hendon (7)


1 (5) Oldham Athletic 1–1 Chester (6)
2 (6) Kidderminster Harriers 2–2 AFC Fylde (6)
3 (6) King’s Lynn Town 3–1 Ashington (9)
4 (9) Bury AFC 1–2 York City (5)
5 (7) South Shields 1–0 Scunthorpe United (5)
6 (5) Solihull Moors 1–0 Basford United (7)
7 (6) Peterborough Sports 0–1 Curzon Ashton (6)
8 (6) Blyth Spartans 1–1 Wrexham (5)
9 (5) Altrincham 2–2 Gateshead (5)
10 (9) Anstey Nomads 0–3 Chesterfield (5)
11 (7) Alvechurch 3–2 Worksop Town (8)
12 (6) Buxton 2–1 Hyde United (7)
13 (5) Notts County 2–3 Coalville Town (7)
14 (7) St Ives Town 0–3 FC Halifax Town (5)
15 (5) Bromley 1–2 Hereford (6)
16 (5) Torquay United 2–2 Hampton & Richmond Borough (6)
17 (5) Yeovil Town 0–0 Taunton Town (6)
18 (5) Maidenhead United 2–1 Eastbourne Borough (6)
19 (5) Dorking Wanderers 1–3 Eastleigh (5)
20 (6) Ebbsfleet United 2–0 Sevenoaks Town (8)
21 (5) Woking 2–1 Southend United (5)
22 (8) Beckenham Town 0–7 Dagenham & Redbridge (5)
23 (7) Hendon 2–2 Chippenham Town (6)
24 (6) Havant & Waterlooville 1–2 Weymouth (6)
25 (7) Hornchurch 1–4 Oxford City (6)
26 (7) Bracknell Town 2–1 Banbury United (6)
27 (5) Boreham Wood 5–3 Wealdstone (5)
28 (5) Barnet 3–0 Weston-super-Mare (7)
29 (7) Needham Market 1–0 Maidstone United (5)
30 (6) Chelmsford City 2–0 Aldershot Town (5)
31 (7) Merthyr Town 2–1 Folkestone Invicta (7)
32 (6) Farnborough 7–0 Biggleswade Town (8)

The revised FA Cup first round draw in full:

South Shields vs Forest Green Rovers
Bolton Wanderers vs Barnsley
Boreham Wood vs Eastleigh
Curzon Ashton vs Cambridge United
Maidenhead United vs Dagenham & Redbridge
Crawley Town vs Accrington Stanley
Solihull Moors vs Hartlepool United
AFC Fylde vs Gillingham
Peterborough United vs Salford City
Sutton United vs Farnborough
Grimsby Town vs Plymouth Argyle
MK Dons vs Taunton Town
Ebbsfleet United vs FC Halifax Town
Carlisle United vs Tranmere Rovers
Bracknell Town vs Ipswich Town
Chippenham vs Lincoln City
Sheffield Wednesday vs Morecambe
Hereford vs Portsmouth
Shrewsbury Town vs York City
Buxton vs Merthyr Town
Charlton Athletic vs Coalville Town
Weymouth vs AFC Wimbledon
Newport County vs Colchester United
Stockport County vs Swindon Town
Doncaster Rovers vs King’s Lynn Town
Gateshead vs Stevenage
Fleetwood Town vs Oxford City
Burton Albion vs Needham Market
Bradford City vs Harrogate Town
Port Vale vs Exeter City
Torquay United vs Derby County
Bristol Rovers vs Rochdale
Wycombe vs Walsall
Wrexham vs Oldham/Chester
Crewe vs Leyton Orient
Barnet vs Chelmsford City
Woking vs Oxford United
Chesterfield vs Northampton Town
Cheltenham Town vs Alvechurch

This is what fans said to the latest FA Cup First Round TV selections revealed by BBC and ITV…

@TheSincilBanker: Wrexham the new Salford?

@Timmo1966: Considering Alvechurch are the lowest ranking team left I’d have thought they might be on 🤔

@bjacko691: And Coalville town mate it’s a disgrace

@StuartAkister: Wrexham v Oldham is a very very lazy selection; can see that in the league

@Joshua_J_James: Charlton v @CoalvilleTownFC should have been picked

@LawrenceTanner1: Quite surprised our game at Weymouth hasn’t been selected given there’s a genuine chance of a non league team beating an EFL team.

@rjohnsondcfc: Derby on TV as we expected. Would say I’m surprised that Wrexham vs Oldham is on TV but we all know why it’s on. Who actually wants to watch that? At least 5 other ties should have been chosen over that.

@shaunculpin: No @CoalvilleTownFC 😡

@TheBoroWalk: Wrexham on the box, who’d have thought it.

Pros: No more Salford
Cons: Wrexham are now the new Salford

@KentWomble: No complaints about those choices, apart from media luvvies Wrexham who seem to be the new Salford City.

@matthew_robert1: No @Alvechurch1st, @CoalvilleTownFC or @needhammktfc on TV is a bit disappointing. No magic for the cup when it comes to TV scheduling

@jackstringer19: Wrexham vs Oldham is absurd, several better games that could’ve been picked.

@Bish_180: Great for Bracknell to be on tv vs us! hope they do well money wise of it love seeing a lower side benefit from the money. and of course Wrexham are on 😂

@SheriffWoody971: Wrexham on TV over the Alvechurch game is ridiculous

@LRbix: Bracknell, South Shields, Torquay, and Hereford have legit reasons, but Wrexham doesn’t?

@MarkNealOx: A disgrace that @CoalvilleTownFC , @Alvechurch1st not picked for television. Yet Wrexham vs Oldham is on the box from same league. Hollywood!

@Bendall04385155: Not going to lie don’t know why they haven’t put Alvechurch on the tv

@AlexBrianWhite: Curzon Ashton v Cambridge, MK Dons v Taunton, Chippenham v Lincoln, Charlton v Coalville, Weymouth v Wimbledon, Doncaster v King’s Lynn, Burton v Needham Market and Cheltenham v Alvechurch. 8 ‘step two or lower’ v ‘Football League ‘games passed over to fucking fawn over Wrexham.


ITV announced a new broadcast deal to show the Emirates FA Cup, making the competition available entirely free-to-air to viewers from 2021 onward.

The new four-year deal with The Football Association [The FA] will seecomprehensive coverage broadcast by ITV across the full breadth of the cup each season, from the First Round through to the Final.

Live coverage of more than 20 matches will be shown each season from 2021/22 through to 2024/25, and the deal also includes live coverage of The FA Community Shield each year.

Sharing coverage with the BBC, ITV will have first pick and fourth pick of matches in the Second Round, Fourth Round and the Quarter Finals, as well as second and third picks for the First, Third and Fifth Rounds and second pick of the Semi-finals.

Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport, said: “We are delighted to be able to broadcast the FA Cup once again. We are particularly pleased that we shared The FA’s vision of a completely free-to-air competition and look forward to bringing new viewers all the along the road to Wembley Stadium.”

Mark Bullingham, FA Chief Commercial; Football Development Officer, said: “The Emirates FA Cup continues to capture the public’s imagination, drawing millions of viewers at every stage.

“This agreement with ITV is fantastic news and means that we will reach the broadest possible audience across the country.“ITV has been a great broadcast partner with the England Men’s Internationals and will do a brilliant job with the coverage of the world’s most historic cup competition.”

This new deal adds to ITV Sport’s portfolio of first class events, which includes exclusive free-to-air coverage of the England football team’s qualifiers for both the European Championship and World Cup, La Liga, the 6 Nations and exclusive coverage of the Rugby World Cup, top level boxing, UK horse racing, the Tour de France and the French Open.

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