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    FA Cup Preview: Tadcaster Albion (a)

    Chester’s Emirates FA Cup campaign begins with a Saturday lunchtime trip to Tadcaster Albion.

    Calum McIntyre’s men left it late last weekend against Blyth Spartans, but were fully deserved of their three points courtesy of Elliott Whitehouse’s late spot kick.

    Attentions now shift to the cup, and a 12.30pm kick off against Taddy in front of the BBC cameras in the Second Qualifying Round – three wins from the First Round Proper.

    Winners of 2QR ties will take home £3,375, with the losers pot at this stage standing at £1,125.


    Tadcaster Albion were relegated from the Northern Premier League Division One East last season, finishing bottom with just four wins from their 38 games.

    Now playing at Step 5 of Non-League in the Northern Counties East Football League, Taddy sit 15th with seven points from their opening seven games.

    They were 2-1 winners at home to Heaton Stannington in the last round, with their run so far as follows…

    • Tadcaster Albion 1-0 Redcar Athletic: Extra Preliminary Round
    • West Allotment Celtic 0-2 Tadcaster Albion: Preliminary Round
    • Tadcaster Albion 2-1 Heaton Stannington: First Qualifying Round



    Kick off is 12.30pm this Saturday at the So-Trak Stadium. The address for the ground is Ings Lane, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 9AY.


    Admission is pay on the gate only, with no segregation in place. Turnstiles will open at 10.30am – as do the bar and food outlets.

    Admission prices are as follows…

    • Adults – £7
    • Concessions – £5
    • Juniors – £2
    • U5’s – FREE

    You can pay by either cash or card for entry.


    • We will have full, FREE match commentary on Seals Live from 2.45pm this weekend. Tune in by visiting our Match Centre: CLICK HERE

    There is also updates from the ground on our social media channels throughout the day, including…

    • Match Updates on our Twitter page. CLICK HERE
    • HT/FT Updates on Facebook and Instagram. CLICK HERE
    • A full time match report on CLICK HERE
    • A post match interview with Calum on Chester FC TV. CLICK HERE


    As part of BBC Sport giving extra prominence to The Emirates FA Cup, live coverage of matches will again be provided from the Preliminary Round through to the last kick.

    Coverage at this stage will be available via BBC iPlayer / Red Button and BBC Sport website with streaming of the matches available to watch on tablet, phone and desktop.