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Match Preview - COVENTRY SPHINX v LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

9 months ago By Sharon Taylor

Sphinx in action this saturday


Competition: Midland Football League Premier Division
Fixture: Coventry Sphinx v Loughborough University
Date: Saturday 13th January
Venue: Sphinx Drive
Kick-off: 3pm
PREVIEW:
Last weekend Coventry Sphinx extended their unbeaten run to 11 games with a point away at Shawbury Utd and this Saturday they return home to Sphinx Drive. The last match at Sphinx Drive ended with Sphinx taking the points in a 4-3 win against Coventry Utd. 4th place Sphinx welcome Loughborough University on Saturday who are currently 16th in the MFL Premier Division.
Coventry Sphinx have turned Sphinx Drive into a bit of a fortress recently with maximum points gained from their last six league fixtures at Sphinx Drive. Those six games have seen Sphinx score 20 goals and concede just 8.
Loughborough arrive in Coventry with a run of five league defeats behind them. Both teams have scored in those five games and all have been close affairs. Their last league win was in early December when they overcome Haughmond 3-2 at home. Their last away win was at the end of October at AFC Wulfrunians and they have also recorded 1-0 away wins at Haughmond and South Normanton.
The two sides have already met this season when Coventry Sphinx returned from the blazing August heat in Loughborough with a 1-0 win thanks to a Ryan Harkin goal. Loughborough always produce a young and athletic team so they will be a test for Coventry Sphinx on Saturday.
ADMISSION: Adults £6, Concession £4, Under 16’s FREE.
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 as usual thanks to our new catering manager Jo Bull.
MATCH DAY PROGRAMME: All the latest news, the latest results, fixtures and league table from the Midland Football League Premier Division. The programme is 36 pages of 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.
VENUE ADDRESS: Sphinx Drive, Stoke, Coventry, CV3 1WA

TRAVEL: Coventry train station is a short taxi journey away or a 30 minute walk. Any bus service that uses the Binley Road will also take you to Sphinx Drive. Get off the bus opposite the Bulls Head Pub 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, Paul Hewitson and Steven Johnson

Updated 12:57 - 12 Jan 2018 by Sharon Taylor

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