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FC Clacton set to face the cameras
9:00am Saturday 17th August 2013 in Sport
FC CLACTON are set to be TV stars.
BT Sport are sending cameras to the Rush Green Bowl for live updates on today’s FA Cup extra preliminary round tie against Sporting Bengal United.
The game has been cherry-picked out of all the other ties taking place.
BT Sport will have an outside broadcast unit at the ground, as well as showing interviews with club officials, players and supporters.
And if Clacton win, the cameras are set to follow them for the remainder of their stay in this season’s FA Cup.
“It’s very exciting and great exposure for our club,” said Seasiders boss Ray Turner.
It already promised to be a big day at the Bowl as the club have made special plans to mark Bobby Robson Cancer Awareness Day, this year held to mark the FA’s 150th anniversary.
Last weekend was the official Bobby Robson Memorial Day.
However, as Clacton were away, they were given special dispensation to celebrate seven days later.
Elsewhere in today’s preliminary-round ties, STANWAY ROVERS visit Clapton and WIVENHOE TOWN go to Ipswich Wanderers.
BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT are on the Suffolk coast at Kirkley & Pakefield and HALSTEAD TOWN face a tricky trip to Great Wakering Rovers.
Regent have won their opening two matches in the Thurlow Nunn League premier division while buoyant Halstead won all eight of their pre-season friendlies before starting their division one campaign with victories against Dereham Town Reserves and Long Melford.
BRANTHAM ATHLETIC are away to Stansted at 2pm on Sunday, with the game taking place at Bishop’s Stortford.
Elsewhere, the Kent Blaxill Essex & Suffolk Border League kicks-off tomorrow but the only premier division fixture sees White Notley host Little Oakley.
In division one it’s Oakley Reserves against Gosfield United and West Bergholt Reserves against Rayne.
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