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  1. Meet the teams

    York City v Irlam (Kick-off: 12:30 BST)

    Irlam's Liam Pollitt
    Image caption: Irlam's Liam Pollitt makes a tackle

    Eighty ties are place in second qualifying round, which is three hurdles from the first round proper of this year’s FA Cup, including today’s featured match between Irlam and York City.

    North West Counties League Premier Division side Irlam have beaten Ashton Athletic, Stocksbridge Park and Charnock to reach today’s second qualifying round. The Salford-based side, who play in the ninth tier, will hope to go one better than last season after being knocked out at this stage last year.

    York City enter at this round and their most notable run in the competition came when they reached the semi-finals of the 1954–55 campaign, which saw forward Arthur Bottom score eight goals on the club’s prolific run before they were knocked out by Newcastle United.

    York were defeated in the first round proper in last year’s competition season by Swindon Town but are currently unbeaten in the National League North this season.

  2. Salisbury beat Thatcham Town in first qualifying round

    Sailsbury earned their place in today's second qualifying round with a 3-2 win over Thatcham Town.

    Watch the best goal of the game as Scott Rees scored Thatcham's second to pull a goal back late in the second half.

    You can watch that game in full and other FA Cup content here.

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    Video caption: Rees pegs one back for Thatcham with 'magnificent' strike
  3. The FA Cup on the BBC

    All times are BST and subject to change

    BBC Sport

    This year, the BBC will once again have live action from every round from the very beginning of preliminary qualifying to the final at Wembley.

    This weekend’s live second qualifying round match is Irlam v York City. You can watch on the BBC Red Button and via the BBC Sport website and the app.

    You can also watch live on the BBC iPlayer and on catch-up.

    Saturday 21st September

    12:20-14:30 – York City v Irlam, BBC Red Button, iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app

  4. From grassroots to glory

    Get Inspired


    Jamie Vardy's remarkable rise from non-league football to Premier League winner with Leicester City has ensured that grassroots football will remain a buzzword for years to come.

    Many of the players taking part in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup this weekend will be dreaming of following in Vardy's footsteps.

    And who knows, that could be you one day?

    To find a local club near you and get started, check out your national body's club finders here: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland.

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    Video caption: Gareth Southgate on Football Foundation community schemes