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  1. Meet the two teams

    Sutton Common Rovers

    Sutton Common Rovers, who play in the Isthmian League South Central Division - the eighth tier of English football, were formed in 1978. They were originally named Inrad FC, and have gone through a few variations, before sticking with Sutton Common Rovers from 2004.

    They won their first FA Cup tie in 2014–15, when they beat Chichester City 3-2 in the extra preliminary round. This is the first time they have ever progressed to the second qualifying round, and they beat Cray Wanderers 3-1 in the previous round to reach this stage.

    Jersey Bulls are located in Saint Helier, Jersey in the Channel Islands and were only formed on the 7 August 2018. They are the first club from Jersey to play in the FA Cup.

    They currently play in the Combined Counties League Premier Division South - the ninth tier of English football - and have won 42 on their 43 competitive matches so far.

    They are also looking to progress to the third qualifying round for the first time, but they have been impressive so far in this season's competition winning 10-1, 4-0 and 5-1 in their three games to be the tournament's leading goalscorers at this stage.

  2. Bulls won't feel TV pressure, says chief executive

    Jersey Bulls will not feel the pressure of live television coverage of their upcoming FA Cup match, according to the club's chief executive Ian Horswell.

    "Our players are used to playing in front of large crowds," Horswell said.

    "We stream games regularly away from home so they know the TV cameras and the spotlight's on them, so I don't think it'll be pressure for us."

    The Bulls were formed in the summer of 2019 and have won 42 of their 43 competitive matches.

    Read more about Jersey Bulls.

    Jersey Bulls team photo ahead of their FA Cup tie against VCD Athletic
    Image caption: Jersey Bulls regularly play in front of crowds that number more than 1,000
  3. 'I didn't have the jab and I thought I was going to die' - non-league boss on Covid-19 battle

    It is Saturday, 17 July 2021 and Anthony Johnson is enjoying a beer after Chester's pre-season win over Bury AFC.

    The new National League North season is four weeks away and joint managers Johnson and Bernard Morley are finalising plans.

    Nine days later Johnson, 38, is lying in a hospital bed attached to several machines after testing positive for coronavirus. He is wearing an oxygen mask and has been told by medics his kidneys are failing.

    "One minute I'm having a beer, the next day I've got Covid and a week later I'm in hospital hooked up to every type of machine," says Johnson, who had put off getting vaccinated.

    "It's a lesson in how quickly life can turn.

    "I didn't know if I was going to survive to tell the story."

    Read more of Johnson's story, as he prepares Chester to face Darlington in the FA Cup second qualifying round on Saturday.

    Anthony Johnson (right) talks to his fellow coaches
    Image caption: Anthony Johnson (right) said two patients passed away on his ward
  4. 'Oh my days!' - Nuneaton score two screamers in previous round

    The last round saw BBC Sport stream Nuneaton Borough's 3-1 victory at Lichfield City.

    Two screamers from Ryan Edmunds and Louis Baker helped them on their to the second qualifying round, and a tie away at Stratford Town.

    You can watch those goals below, and a full-match replay is available on BBC iPlayer.

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    Video caption: FA Cup: Nuneaton Borough score two screamers in FA Cup
  5. How can I watch the FA Cup?

    BBC iPlayer

    You can watch live coverage of the FA Cup second qualifying round tie between Sutton Common Rovers and Jersey Bulls at the top of this page on the BBC Sport website & app and on BBC Red Button and BBC iPlayer.

    The BBC will have live coverage of at least one game in every round, from the Extra Preliminary Round, all the way through to the final which is pencilled in for Saturday, 14 May.

    Saturday, 18 September

    12:20-14:30 BST - Sutton Common Rovers v Jersey Bulls – BBC Red Button, BBC Sport website & app and BBC iPlayer

  6. How to get into football

    The beautiful game. The national game. The world game.

    Football is a phenomenon. Hundreds of millions of people across the globe live and breathe it, playing it with their friends and watching their heroes.

    But don't be content to just watch it. Lace up your boots and get your foot on the ball to take part in perhaps the most easily accessible sport there is.

    Find your nearest club in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

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    Video caption: Women's World Cup: Cuthbert & Bright's easy drills to help you improve your skills