Banbury United’s FA Cup 1st Round game to be covered by the BBC


Relief for fans desperate to see a hugely important match for the club

Puritans supporters have received some good news after fearing they wouldn’t be able to watch Banbury United’s FA Cup First Round home tie against Canvey Island.   BBC Sport has announced it is one of the games they will be covering.

The match will be streamed live on the BBC’s digital platforms including the iPlayer and BBC Sports app.   There will be no fee to watch the game.

Banbury United’s fans had feared missing out on what could be an historic game for the club after the FA announced all games must be played behind closed doors.   A win against Canvey Island would set a new record for the Puritans, taking them to their best ever performance in the competition.

The option for the club to provide a video stream themselves was being investigated, but the decision by the BBC is great news for supporters and welcome relief for the club.

The BBC will provide coverage using a single camera angle for the game, which it has been confirmed will be played at 3pm on Saturday November 7th.

Banbury United and Canvey Island will each receive a broadcasting fee of £12,500.   This is in addition to the winner’s and loser’s prize money from the FA.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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