FA Cup 2015/16: 1st Round Replays and 2nd Round TV Games

The FA and the television companies have decided which games will be televised live from the first round replays and the second round ties.tv_cameraman_thumb

First up are the first round replays. Two games are being shown:-

Wednesday 18 November 2015
Bradford City vs Aldershot Town. 7.45pm. BT Sport

Thursday 19 November 2015
Maidenhead United vs Port Vale. 7.45pm. BT Sport

The winners of the League 1 side (Bradford City) versus the Conference side Aldershot will be at home to Chesham United in round 2.

Exeter City at St James Park await the winner of the second televised game between Maidenhead of the Conference South and Port Vale of League 1.

Each of those four clubs will revive £33,750 in a live broadcast fee. The two winners (as do all round 1 winners) will receive £18,000 from the FA’s prize fund.

The live televised games for round 2 have also been chosen. Unsurprisingly the BBC have again returned to Salford for their game on Friday night choosing their game at home to League 2 side Hartlepool United.  Like Exeter, Hartlepool will be reminded of their exit to a non league side live on TV, Pools losing to Blyth Spartans.hartlepool_exeter2

For the Sunday game, BT Sport have ignored a number of potential giant-killing acts by non league teams and have gone for a Lancashire derby game.

Second round TV ties to be shown live are as follows:-

Friday 4 December 2015
Salford City vs Hartlepool United (7.55pm) – Live on BBC Two

Sunday 6 December 2015
Rochdale vs Bury (Midday) – Live on BT Sport 2

Monday 7 December 2015
Grimsby Town vs Shrewsbury Town (7.45pm) – Live on BT Sport 2

Broadcasting fees for the second round rise to £72,000 for each of the six clubs.

All the clubs that win their second round tie will receive £27,000 in prize money from the FA.

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