The FA Cup 1st Round tie between Hereford and Portsmouth will be broadcast live on BBC 2, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport online, with the Match of the Day clash scheduled for an 7:55pm kick-off on Friday 4th November. BBC coverage of the match will start at 7:30.
This is one of five ties chosen by the respective TV broadcasters with South Shields v Forest Green Rovers (BBC), Wrexham v Oldham (ITV), Torquay v Derby County (ITV) and Bracknell Town v Ipswich Town (ITV) being the other games selected.
A sell-out crowd inside Edgar Street is expected with full away ticket allocation issued to Portsmouth who will operate a ballot system for the distribution of their terrace and seat tickets.
Hereford have confirmed that home tickets will be sold with the following priority.
PRIORITY 1 – Season ticket holders, HUST Members and Junior Bulls
PRIORITY 2 – Supporters who purchase a ticket for the Hereford FC vs AFC Fylde game
PRIORITY 3 – General Sales
Actual sales dates, timings and full information will be announced by Hereford FC in due course.
“We’re really privileged to have a big club like Portsmouth coming to Edgar Street.
“Already it’s created a lot of interest so we can’t wait.
“I think there were only three or four big clubs in there and obviously with their history in the FA Cup and ours as well it couldn’t really be a bigger tie for us.
“We’re really hopeful that we’ll have a full house and we’re going to beat them, why not?
“Hopefully this will attract as close to full capacity as we can possibly get it. Portsmouth are extremely well supported so we’ll hope for a sell out of the away sections.
“And I’m sure all Hereford fans, young or old, near or far, will want to be at this one because it’s a huge game for us.
“Who is to say we can’t cause another massive upset.”