Pompey to get Shots TV windfall

League two -  Mansfield Town v Portsmouth - 11/10/14'Andy Awford
League two - Mansfield Town v Portsmouth - 11/10/14'Andy Awford

Pompey will bank £33,750 following the decision to televise their FA Cup first round replay.

The Blues’ trip to the Recreation Ground has been selected by BT Sport for Wednesday, November 19.

As a result, each club will receive a £33,750 windfall having shared a 2-2 draw on Sunday.

Tickets for the fixture yesterday went on sale at Fratton Park with more than 700 sold on the first day.

That included all 180 seats for away supporters snapped up within 10 minutes of going on sale.

In total, Pompey have been allocated 1,430 tickets for the clash with the non-leaguers, of which only terrace spaces are now available.

They are expected to sell out as Blues followers hope to see Andy Awford’s men overturn the Shots to book their place in the second round.

The winners of the replay – who will also collect £18,000 – will then host either Northampton or Rochdale on the weekend of December 6.

Meanwhile, Pompey have so far sold 1,030 for Saturday’s visit to Home Park.

The 12.05pm kick-off time and live coverage on Sky does not appear to have prevented a sizeable turn out by the Fratton faithful.

Only 172 tickets remain as the Blues take on an in-form Pilgrims side who have lost just once at home all season and currently sit in sixth place in League Two.

Last season there were 1,405 away fans present for the Home Park fixture in October 2013, which was also televised at 12.05pm.

On that occasion, Yassin Moutaouakil’s mistake gifted Conor Hourihane the lead in the 21st minute.

But Jed Wallace levelled in the 39th minute as a 1-1 draw was shared.