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Match Preview - Coventry Sphinx v Stourport Swifts 17.03.2018

9 months ago By Sharon Taylor

Coventry Sphinx v Stourport Swifts Competition: Midland Football League Premier Division

Competition: Midland Football League Premier Division
Fixture: Coventry Sphinx v Stourport Swifts
Date: Tuesday 13th March
Venue: Sphinx Drive, off Siddeley Avenue, Stoke, Coventry, CV3 1WA
Kick-off: 7.45pm
PREVIEW: On Tuesday evening Stourport make the trip across the Midlands from Worcestershire to take on a Coventry Sphinx side who came back into form on Saturday with a comprehensive 5-1 win at Lye Town.
COVENTRY SPHINX: At the weekend Sphinx returned to form in style with a big away win and now they return to Sphinx Drive for their next league fixture. In their last home fixture they were unfortunate to fall to a 1-0 defeat to Worcester City. Their home record is good with 9 league wins recorded at Sphinx Drive so far this season. Ryan Harkin took his tally to 24 goals with a brace on Saturday but recently the midfield have chipped in with goals with the likes of Liam Cairns, Luke Downes, Charlie Faulkner and Jamie Towers all getting amongst the goals.
THE OPPOSITION: Stourport are in 16th place in the Premier Division but they have a number of games in hand due to their excellent FA Vase run. That cup run ended at the beginning of February at the hands of Stockton but since then they have been unbeaten in the league. Those five league games since their Vase exit have produced nine points with 3 draws and a win at home plus a win in their solitary away match. The away win was picked up at Haughmond when they came away with a 2-0 victory. Stourport’s away form has been good with 6 wins and 6 defeats and just the one draw in the league to date. Their away wins have included an incredible 5-4 victory at title challengers Coleshill.
PREVIOUS MEETINGS: Last season Sphinx were defeated by Stourport in the last game of the season at Sphinx Drive. An early strike by Nathan McGarrity was overcome by the visitors as they went on to win 3-1. The fixture at Walshes meadow was full of drama with Sphinx taking all three points in the third minute of added time. Stourport had opened the scoring but the Sphinx substitutes changed the game. Goals from Harkin and Alleyne put Sphinx in front but Stourport equalised dead on 90 minutes. Sphinx weren’t finished however and up popped defender Darren Eggleton to win the game 3-2 in the 93rd minute.
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.
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: Martin Gittens, Dean Hellyar and Robin Allen

Updated 18:42 - 12 Mar 2018 by Sharon Taylor

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Match preview - Coventry Sphinx v Haughmond 17.03.2018 Competition: Midland Football League Premier Division
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