BT Sport to show two FA Cup second round matches live next month

Teams from League One, League Two and the Conference Premier could face each other on BT Sport next month - just days after BT announced it’ll show live Champions League football exclusively from 2015.

Do you support a lower league club? Then you might be interested to know BT Sport will show two FA Cup matches involving teams from Sky Bet League One, Sky Bet League Two and the Skrill Premier next month.

While you can only watch Football League matches live on Sky Sports, BT Sport will be showing two matches from the second round of the FA Cup with Budweiser in December that will potentially involve teams from the third, fourth and fifth tiers of English football.

The first match will see League Two Bury or Conference Premier Cambridge United take on League One Sheffield United on 8 December, 2014 on BT Sport 1, kicking off at 12pm with coverage starting at 11.30am.

Whoever The Blades face, new manager Nigel Clough will be looking for a morale-boosting win, as the club are currently languishing in the relegation zone. Bury find themselves in a similar situation a division down, while The U's are sitting pretty seven points clear at the top of their table.

The following day will see Conference Premier Wrexham play either League Two Oxford United or Gateshead, who play at the same level as the Welsh club. This match will also be broadcast on BT Sport 1, kicking off at 7.45pm with coverage beginning at 7.15pm.

The Boys From Up The Hill are currently riding high in the table in their fourth season back in the Football League. Their non-league counterparts are faring less well, with the Dragons in the lower half of their league and the Heed only four points ahead of them.

The first round replays that will see these fixtures decided will be played next week, with Bury vs Cambridge United taking place on 19 November, 2014, kick off 7.45pm, and Gateshead vs Oxford United on 20 November, 2014, kicking off at the same time. The latter match will also be shown live on BT Sport.

If you don't have BT Sport you'll still be able to catch some live action from the second round of the oldest football competition in the world, as ITV will show Tamworth vs Bristol City on 8 December, 2014, which kicks off at 2pm.

The match will see a clash between two teams that could both use a cup run to keep their chins up. The Robins are currently just outside the League One drop zone following their relegation from the Championship last season, while the Lambs are 18th in the Conference Premier.

Last week, BT Sport announced that from the 2015/2016 season it'll show UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches - currently shown on BT Sport, ITV and Sky Sports - exclusively live, further making it a credible rival to Sky Sports.

If you're a football telly addict and Sky Sports is beyond your budget, then BT Sport is well worth considering. As well as showing FA Cup football - which it will share with the Beeb from next season - it also televises 38 Barclays Premier League matches a season and live action from:

  • Brazilian Campeonato Brasileiro
  • English Conference Premier
  • French Ligue 1
  • German Bundesliga
  • Italian Serie A
  • Scottish Professional Football League
  • US MLS

You can get BT Sport free online and on your mobile with any BT broadband package and free on your telly, as well as online and on your mobile, with any BT TV package. You can also get it free on Sky TV if you have BT broadband.

If you don't, you can add BT Sport to your Sky or Virgin Media TV package for a monthly fee, although it comes as standard with the Virgin Media TV XL package. If you have Plusnet broadband and a Sky box you can also get BT Sport, again for a monthly fee.

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