MAIDENHEAD United chairman Peter Griffin admits he would swap every penny of their FA Cup run to reach the next round of the competition.

The Magpies recovered from falling a goal behind to draw 1-1 at League One club Port Vale on Sunday.

Their reward is a money-spinning replay at York Road, which will be screened live by BT Sport, and Griffin is looking forward to it with bated breath.

“What will happen with the FA Cup is we will sell out our ground,” said Griffin. “It will be a capacity crowd and the tv cameras will come along.

“There haven’t been many other replays to show a game live so we will get that publicity and exposure, and we’re delighted.

“The only disappointment for the people of Maidenhead on Sunday was that it was an away game. For us die-hards and the real core supporters it was perfect, we love a big away day and this has been amazing.

“The replay will be a day of celebration. It will be hard work to get it all sorted out but we’re looking forward to it with bated breath already.”

Griffin added: “As a non-league club you don’t budget for a cup run unless you’re not quite all there, but when it comes along you love every minute of it. If it works out well the tv money, gate receipts and prize money would be fantastic.

“We’ve had a good run already, but I would swap every penny of it, every penny, to get through. That’s what it’s about.

“It will be a busy time for us, and means we’ve got to cancel other business and other work.

“But, we will definitely sell out at home because the FA Cup is such a great tradition in non-league clubs.

“The people of Maidenhead come out in their numbers where there is a big game, and this is a big game for us.

“We’ve got to get everything sorted out from police, segregation, ticketing, catering, stewarding and everthing else. We will be ready but it will be hard work for the next few days, welcome hard work.”

Maidenhead will net £33,750 for BT Sport coverage of the replay, and more than 2,000 fans are expected to fill York Road next Thursday (7.45pm).

The winners will receive £18,000 from the FA prize fund and, more importantly, a trip to League Two club Exeter City in the second round.

Tickets for the replay are on sale now for those who are season ticket holders, junior magpies, life Maidenhead United Supporters Association members, or if you have a ticket stub from the match at Port Vale.

Supporters who meet these criteria can buy up to four tickets per person from the boardroom today (Friday) between 11am-2pm and 5pm-9pm. Tickets will go on general sale from 11am next Monday.

Tickets are priced at £12 for adults and £6 for concessions. Credit/Debit cards will be accepted at all times but incur a £1 admin fee per transaction.