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By Sharon Taylor
Competition: Birmingham County FA Senior Cup
Fixture: Coventry Sphinx v Birmingham City
Date: Tuesday 9th October
Venue: Sphinx Drive, off Siddeley Avenue, Stoke, Coventry, CV3 1WA
PREVIEW: Birmingham City are the visitors for one of the oldest cup competitions in the world. Last season Coventry Sphinx gave West Bromwich Albion a good game at the same stage of the competition last season so this is certain to be an intriguing match at Sphinx Drive.
COVENTRY SPHINX: Coventry Sphinx got back to form on Saturday with a thrilling 2-2 draw against current league leaders Ilkeston Town. They overcome a two goal deficit to claim a thoroughly deserved point with superb goals from Downie and Phillips. That point keeps them in 5th place in the Midland Football League Premier Division (step 5).
THE OPPOSITION: Birmingham City are expected to bring their Under 23’s squad for this cup tie and there could well be some future stars on display.
ADMISSION: Adults £6, Under 16’s FREE (I.D may be required).
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.
The bar has a wide selection of drinks on tap and they include Carling (£3.20), Coors Light (£3.20), Worthington (£3.10), Strongbow (£3.50) and Guinness (£3.60).
FOOD: Hot food, Snacks and hot drinks will be available pitch side from The Cabin
MATCH DAY PROGRAMME: Our new look programme also has a new editor with Chris Nee bringing his experience and knowledge of football writing to 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.
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 follow the instructions of the car park attendants and arrive in good time to ensure you get a space. On street parking is available locally but please park considerately to our neighbours.
OFFICIALS: Richie Watkins, Callum Boocock and Niall Nestor
Updated 20:26 - 7 Oct 2018 by Sharon Taylor