Dulwich Hamlet given chance to showcase their talents in front of the nation as BBC Two select FA Cup First Round clash against Carlisle United

Thursday 24th October 2019

DULWICH HAMLET’S FA Cup First Round tie against Carlisle United will be televised on a prime time BBC Two slot.


The Champion Hill clash has been selected for live television coverage on Friday 8 November 2019, with the game kicking off at 7:55pm.

“We are pleased to announce that our FA Cup First Round game against Carlisle United will be broadcast live on BBC Two,” said a club statement.

“This is the first time that Dulwich Hamlet have reached the First Round Proper in 21 years and we look forward to welcoming Football League opposition to Champion Hill.

“We would like to apologise for not posting any updates on the tie up until now.  The club have been working hard with all parties involved to finalise the details.

“Full information regarding tickets for the Carlisle game will follow ASAP.”

Gavin Rose’s men are in fourteenth-place in the Vanarama National League South table with 16 points from 13 games, while Carlisle United are in the bottom four in the League Two table with 14 points from 15 games.

Dulwich Hamlet coach Mark Dacey said on Twitter: “Fitting opportunity for the boys to show the nation why we are one of the biggest and best supported non-league club in the country.”

Dover Athletic have received the news that their home game against second-from-bottom League One side Southend United has been selected for BT Sport coverage.

The Crabble clash will kick off at 12 noon on Sunday 10 November with the Vanarama National League club advising on ticket arrangements shortly.

BT Sport will also screen Hayes & Yeading’s home game against Oxford United on the same day, kicking off at 14:15, while the Monday night slot goes to Harrogate Town, who host former winners Portsmouth at 19:45.

Fans of other club’s have been warned not to book train tickets just yet – as The FA will confirm other televised fixtures by 18:00 tomorrow evening.

Games that are not televised are scheduled for Saturday 9 November, kicking off at 15:00.

“We will aim to announce confirmation of the matches selected for highlights, overseas broadcast and single camera footage by 6:00pm on Friday 25 October 2019,” added a FA statement.

The FA live broadcast fee is £75,000 per club. Winning club's will each receive £36,000 from The FA prize fund and a place in the second round.

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