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Summary

  1. Over 500 teams taking part in semi-finals
  2. 15 different categories at over 20 different venues
  3. All bidding to reach finals on 27-28 April at St George’s Park
  4. Saturday AM – Adult Female / Female Vets / Female Walking Football
  5. Saturday PM – Male Vets / Walking Football

Live Reporting

By Kal Sajad, Genny Cotroneo and Callum Matthews

All times stated are UK

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  1. Until tomorrow ...

    Beautiful. If we were on The Voice, our chairs would be spinning.

    So that brings us to the end of today's live text of the 2019 FA People's Cup semi-finals.

    The competition is hotting up as we've brought you some cracking saves, top-class finishes and games going down to the wire.

    You can carry the conversation on (and still might get featured tomorrow) using #FAPeoplesCup on social media.

    We'll be back tomorrow morning from 10:30 GMT for day two of the semi-finals, as teams look to book their place at April's finals weekend at St George's Park.

    Goodbye!

    FA People's Cup
  2. Post update

    We're nearly at the end for today but before we go, here are the Almwch chaps bringing you their dulcet Welsh tones ...

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  3. Post update

    Tom Gayle

    BBC Get Inspired reporter at the venues

    As the back of this chap's jersey says, football is all about 'breaking barriers' and 'building bridges'.

    Unity FC at the FA People's Cup in Birmingham
  4. CHAMPAGNE MOMENT

    Mike Murphy

    BBC Get Inspired reporter at the venues

    Amlwch have beaten Blackpool 4-3 to win the Walking Football group here in Manchester.

    The Welsh side will go to St George's Park.

    That four-hour round-trip (see 2:55 entry) will be worth it now...

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    Video caption: Amlwch on their way to St George's Park after beating Blackpool
  5. Skills!

    Sophie Brougham

    BBC Get Inspired reporter at the venues

    Right in the top bins!

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    Video caption: Great accuracy from Norton player
  6. Stalwart

    Phil Reynolds

    BBC Get Inspired reporter at the venues

    Phil Reynolds with Roy the referee

    I had a quick chat with Roy, 74, who is one of the FA People's Cup referees in Wimbledon, to see how he's got on.

    "I've really enjoyed it, very much so" he said.

    And, as for the length of time he's be refereeing?

    "49 years - I'm just getting the hang of it now," he added!

  7. CLOSE!

    The Boston United keeper literally almost throws a win away. Leading 1-0 against Chesterton his blushes are saved by the post, and his side to go on to see the win out.

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    Video caption: Boston United goalkeeper almost spills into his own net
  8. Post update

    Sophie Brougham

    BBC Get Inspired reporter at the venues

    Here's Mike from Wakefield Wanderers' 50+ squad, he's 65 but made it into the 50’s squad because he's that good. He reckons they are going to make it to finals.

    He's playing in his fourth FA People's Cup and made it to the semi-finals last year.

    Mike from the Wakefield Wanderers 50+ squad at the FA People's Cup in Leeds
  9. GREAT DOUBLE SAVE!

    Brilliant double save from the Chesterton keeper.

    LPF do eventually get through though to take a 1-0 victory in the final group game here in Birmingham.

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    Video caption: Chesterton Crusaders goalkeeper makes double save
  10. GOAL

    Tom Gayle

    BBC Get Inspired reporter at the venues

    Impressive display from Pele's Pearls, just too good in all areas for Boston United.

    Keeper didn’t have time to get back on his feet before the ball hits the net to make it 3-0.

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    Video caption: Pele's Pearls score well worked goal
  11. 'After-match munch'

    Slightly less glamorous than we were expecting but if it keeps you winning who are we to judge.

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  12. GOAL

    Tom Gayle

    BBC Get Inspired reporter at the venues

    This is surely a contender for goal of the round?

    Brilliant work from Boston United's number 7 to get out of the way as the shot curled in off the post. Could he possibly claim an assist for that?

    Proves to be the only goal of the game as they beat Northampton Town 1-0.

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    Video caption: Tremendous long-range strike from Boston Utd
  13. 'We don't give out nourishment - pure punishment'

    The Liberties Vets keeper certainly means business!

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    Video caption: 'We don't give out nourishment - pure punishment'
  14. The FA Puppy's Cup

    Sophie Brougham

    BBC Get Inspired reporter at the venues

    We told you earlier it was National Puppy Day (see 12:40), here's Dougie getting in some useful match practice, although his control on the ball is pretty paw.

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    Video caption: Dougie the dog gets in some useful match practice