Residents in Christchurch can cheer on their history-making football team from their homes this evening as Christchurch FC’s FA Cup clash is to be broadcasted on the BBC.

The Dorset side are to face host National South Dulwich Hamlet in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup tonight at Hurn Bridge.

Christchurch have reached the furthest they have ever gone in FA Cup, having pulled a shock upset against Gloucester City on penalties in the previous round.

The number of supporters at the game have been limited to 300 tickets, with no away supporters allowed to attend.

However, the Emirates FA Cup match will be broadcasted on the BBC Red Button from 7.35pm.

Speaking on the Sydenhams Wessex League Football, Christchurch FC boss Ollie Cherrett said: “To be fair, my mum hasn’t got a ticket, so she’ll be watching it on the red button.

“It will be great to have that family support and obviously hopefully many others who will be supporting the lads watching it on the TV.”