Banbury Utd first round FA Cup match on Saturday, November 7 will be screened after all

Banbury Utd FC's first round match against Canvey Island FC will be screened, even though fans will not be allowed in to the Spencer Stadium ground.

By Roseanne Edwards
Thursday, 29th October 2020, 10:26 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th October 2020, 10:32 pm
Banbury United FC celebrating the final whistle at last Saturday's qualifying match. The club meets Canvey Island on November 7 behind closed doors
Banbury United FC celebrating the final whistle at last Saturday's qualifying match. The club meets Canvey Island on November 7 behind closed doors

Amid massive disappointment that spectators will not be allowed onto the ground on Saturday, November 7 when the game takes place, it is something of a relief to know the match will be broadcast at all.

The Emirates FA Club match will be available via the BBC digital platform. In the absence of supporters, this is the next best thing fans could have hoped for.

Kick off has been confirmed as 3pm on Saturday, November 7, although there has been talk of a postponement until Sunday afternoon.

Banbury United FC plays Canvey Island FC at Spencer STadium on November 7

Restrictions have been imposed because of coronovirus and the fear of wider infection.

The match has been selected by the BBC for live single camera footage. The action will be streamed live and fans will be able to watch the full match, across BBC digital platforms including BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport app.