BBC Sport - Hartlepool v Blyth: FA Cup tie good for region - Murray

FA Cup tie good for region - Murray

Hartlepool United boss Paul Murray tells BBC Look North that Friday's FA Cup tie with Blyth Spartans is exciting for north east football.

While Pools sit bottom of the Football League, they can advance to the FA Cup third round by overcoming the non-league side from south east Northumberland.

Blyth, from English football's seventh tier, have gone on a number of notable FA Cup runs in the past - reaching the fifth round in 1977-78 and third round in 2008-09, where they were beaten 1-0 by then-Premier League side Blackburn.