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  1. Meet the two teams

    Bromsgrove Sporting have made it through three qualifying rounds to make it to this point, with wins over Loughborough University, Worksop Town and Welwyn Garden City.

    For the hosts, it’s their first ever appearance at this stage, but the club from the seventh tier of English football couldn’t have asked for a sterner task, as they welcome the highest-ranked side in the draw to the Victoria Ground.

    There are over 50 places in the football pyramid between the two teams as Grimsby Town top the National League following relegation from the League Two at the end of last season.

    The Mariners reached the FA Cup third round as recently as 2018-19 before losing 1-0 at Crystal Palace.

    Paul Hurst
    Image caption: Grimsby manager Paul Hurst
  2. How can I watch the FA Cup?

    BBC iPlayer

    You can watch live coverage of the FA Cup fourth qualifying round as Bromsgrove Sporting face Grimsby Town on the BBC Sport website & app and on BBC Red Button and BBC iPlayer.

    The BBC's live coverage started from the extra preliminary round and will continue all the way through to the final which is pencilled in for Saturday, 14 May.

    Saturday, 16 October

    12:20-14:30 BST - Bromsgrove Sporting v Grimsby Town – BBC Red Button, BBC Sport website & app and BBC iPlayer

  3. How can I get into football?

    Get Inspired


    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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