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S4C to broadcast live coverage of Wrexham’s FA Cup clash

02/11/2011

S4C will broadcast the FA Cup with Budweiser first round tie between Cambridge United and Wrexham live and exclusive on the Channel.

S4C’s flagship series Sgorio will be at Cambridge United’s R Costings Abbey Stadium on Friday, 11 November, for the whole match, with coverage starting at 19:35 and kick off at 19:45.

The match is also being shown live simultaneously on the S4C website – s4c.co.uk/sgorio - available on-line throughout the UK. Live English subtitles will be provided during the match.

S4C is also available in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Sky 134 and Freesat 120 and in Wales on Freeview 4, Sky 104, Virgin 167 and Freesat 104

This is the third season in succession that S4C has acquired rights to broadcast Welsh club matches in the FA Cup, with both Cardiff and Swansea featuring in previous seasons.

S4C’s Director of Commissioning Geraint Rowlands: “This is great news for football fans all over the UK. It’s a plum draw in the first round between two of the form teams in the Blue Square. Our previous FA live matches have generated great viewing figures and I expect that this match will capture the imagination of football fans.”

This match between two of the leading teams in the Blue Square Premier is one of the main draws in this season’s FA Cup with Budweiser first round.

Wrexham have a great tradition and record in the FA Cup over the years – who can forget that famous 2-1 win against Arsenal at the Racecourse Ground in 1992 when Mickey Thomas scored that legendary goal?

The North Wales side are currently on top of the Blue Square Premier and are going from strength to strength under the guidance of new manager Andy Morrell.

A run in the cup would be a huge boost for the club which is currently being taken over by the club’s Supporters Trust.

Morgan Jones presents the coverage in the company of former Wrexham and Wales goalkeeper Dai Davies, with commentary and analysis from Dylan Ebenezer and Malcolm Allen.

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