4 months ago
By Sharon Taylor
Competition: Midland Football League Premier Division
Fixture: Coventry Sphinx v Dunkirk
Date: Tuesday 7th August
Venue: Sphinx Drive, off Siddeley Avenue, Stoke, Coventry, CV3 1WA
PREVIEW: On Tuesday evening we host Dunkirk in the MFL Premier Division at Sphinx Drive. Dunkirk return to the division after winning promotion from the East Midlands League.
COVENTRY SPHINX: Sphinx opened up their league campaign on Saturday and came away from Highgate United with a hard earned point.
THE OPPOSITION: Dunkirk immediately got a point on the board at the weekend with a draw away at fellow league newcomers Wolverhampton Sporting. Dunkirk recovered a two goal deficit to take a 2-2 draw in the Black Country.
PREVIOUS MEETINGS: The clubs last met in the 2015/16 season during Dunkirk’s last season in the MFL Premier Division. Dunkirk finished in the bottom three and were relegated alongside Bardon Hill and Continental Star. Dunkirk took the points against Sphinx in April but it was Sphinx who claimed the win when the sides met at Sphinx Drive in March. The three points for Sphinx came courtesy of goals from Kieran Nesbitt and Mitch Thomson. There were just two Sphinx players in the squad that day who are also currently in the Sphinx squad. Those players are Jackson Downie and Jacob Dodds who have both had spells away from the club before their recent returns to the Blue and White of Coventry Sphinx
ADMISSION: Adults £6, Under 16’s FREE (when accompanied by an adult)
BAR FACILITIES: Our clubhouse is located adjacent to the car park before you pass through the turnstiles and here you will find a well-stocked bar showing live sport with an outdoor seating area. Our clubhouse also houses the toilet facilities which can be found on your right as soon as you enter the building through the main entrance.
FOOD: Hot food will be available at pitch side as usual thanks to our new catering manager Jo Bull.
MATCH DAY PROGRAMME: Our new look programme also has a new editor with Chris Nee bringing his experience and knowledge of football writing the Coventry Sphinx Match Day Programme. The programme is full colour and is packed full of original and fresh content and is great value for £1.50.
CLUB SHOP: Here you can buy your copy of the popular Match Day programme as well as take a look at our range of club merchandise which includes Hats, Mugs, Pin Badges and our brand new design of scarves and key rings.
TRAVEL: Coventry train station is a short taxi journey away or a 30 minute walk. Any bus service from the city centre that uses the Binley Road will also take you to Sphinx Drive. Get off the bus opposite the Bulls Head Pub, cross the Binley Road and walk down Bulls Head Lane at the side of the pub. Then turn right just after the New Inn Pub to continue on Bulls Head Lane. Take the second left into Siddeley Avenue and after 50 yards turn left into Sphinx Drive which will take you up to our ground.
PARKING: We offer FREE parking at Sphinx Drive but please arrive in good time to ensure you get a space.
OFFICIALS: Simon Kavanagh, Simon Cornall and Andrew Ewing
Updated 18:47 - 6 Aug 2018 by Sharon Taylor