FA Cup: BBC to screen Hartlepool v Blyth Spartans

FA Cup second round draw reaction

Non-league Blyth Spartans' FA Cup second-round trip to Hartlepool United is to be televised live on BBC Two.

Dan Walker will host Match of the Day Live from Hartlepool's Victoria Park on Friday, 5 December from 19:30 GMT.

Blyth, of the Northern Premier League, shocked Conference side Altrincham with a 4-1 win in the first round.

League Two Hartlepool reached the second round after beating another non-league side, East Thurrock United, 2-0.


Friday 5 December

BBC Two 1930-2200, Match of the Day Live Hartlepool United v Blyth Spartans.

Dan Walker presents live FA Cup second-round coverage from Victoria Park as League Two strugglers Hartlepool United take on non-league side Blyth Spartans in an eagerly-anticipated north east derby.

Sunday 7 December

BBC One 1345-1615, FA Cup Final Score.

Jason Mohammad presents a special FA Cup edition of the football results and reports show. The second-round matches taking place this afternoon will all be covered, with goals and key moments shown as they happen.

BBC Two 1800-1900, Match of the Day.

Manish Bhasin introduces highlights from the second round of the FA Cup. It is a massive weekend for the lower-league and non-league sides, who will be desperate to earn one of the 20 coveted places in the third-round draw, when the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea enter the competition.

Monday 8 December

FA Cup Third Round Draw, BBC Two 1900-1930.

Mark Chapman introduces live coverage of the eagerly-awaited draw for the third round of the FA Cup live from Hull. All-time Premier League top goalscorer, Alan Shearer will be drawing the balls as the League One, League Two and non-league clubs who have reached this stage will be hoping for a glamour tie against a top-flight side.

FA Cup Catch-Up.

FA Cup Catch-up, the programme that brings you the best of the weekend's FA Cup goals and highlights in under 10 minutes, will be available to stream on the BBC sport website, and to stream and download on BBC iPlayer from Monday morning.