ALL Emirates FA Cup first round ties will go ahead as planned this weekend despite it coming after the second national lockdown comes into force.

Banbury United and opponents Canvey Island are among ten sides classed as 'non-elite'.

But the government has confirmed they will be able to play their matches under elite protocols.

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An announcement is expected on how the lockdown restrictions will impact on league schedules, which may see the Puritans' other matches shut down.

But they will be able to end their 47-year wait for a first round tie this weekend.

The behind-closed-doors clash is a 3pm kick-off on Saturday, which will be broadcast on the BBC's digital platforms.

The Football Association's announcement also removes any doubt over Oxford City's home game against Northampton Town.

It will be shown live on BT Sports next Monday (7.45pm).

Oxford United complete the local trio. Karl Robinson's side host Peterborough United on Saturday (3pm).