Dover Athletic, Dulwich Hamlet, Hayes & Yeading United and Harrogate Town are all looking forward to banking £75,000 FA Cup cash windfalls after their upcoming first round ties were chosen to be televised.
The Football Association confirmed the TV picks of the BBC and BT Sport for the FA Cup’s first round proper in a statement at lunchtime on Thursday.
National League South Dulwich Hamlet’s clash with Carlisle United at Champion Hill will be the first of the four ties to be broadcast on Friday 8 November from 7.55pm on BBC 2.
National League Dover Athletic are next up from 12pm on Sunday 10 November when the cameras of BT Sport 1 will be at the Crabble to broadcast their lunchtime meeting with League Two Southend United.
Sunday’s tie from west London between Southern League.Hayes & Yeading United and National League South Oxford United follows with the 2.15pm KO also going out live on BT Sport 1.
Harrogate Town and Portsmouth complete the live TV coverage on Monday night when they also kick off live on BT Sport 1 from 7.45pm.
As well the TV cash windfall, the winners of the televised ties will bank a further £36,000 from the FA’s Prize Fund.
The FA, BBC and BT Sport expect to name the matches selected for extended highlights and additional TV cash in the coming days.
Step 4 Chichester City hit the jackpot in Monday night’s televised draw for the first round when they came last out of the hat to earn the cash-laden £36,000 bye into the second round created by the sad demise of Bury and their expulsion from the cup.
Broadcast on BBC 2 from 7.10 and hosted by Mark Chapman from the home of Isthmian League North leaders Maldon & Tiptree, the draw was made by England star Karen Carney and former Shakers striker Jermaine Beckford who kicked off his career in Non-League at Wealdstone before being snapped up by Leeds United.