How much money could Hartlepool United earn from second round FA Cup tie at Exeter City?
Hartlepool United’s FA Cup second round tie at Exeter City takes place this afternoon with coverage available on BBC’s Final Score (2pm kick-off)
While the timing of the match and journey time is far from ideal, Hartlepool will receive a cash boost due to their game being selected for television coverage.
United are expected to receive a five figure sum from the BBC in addition to a potential £54,000 they will receive for getting past their second round opponents. Sides selected for similar coverage in the first round received £12,000 each.
Dave Challinor’s side take on a strong Exeter City outfit currently vying for promotion from League Two.
But Pools are in reasonable form themselves as they go into the game unbeaten under their new manager and with just one defeat in their last nine matches.
It will be another long journey for Hartlepool following their 660-mile round trip to Yeovil Town in the first round.