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By Sharon Taylor
Competition: MFL League Cup - Round 3
Fixture: Coventry Sphinx v Coventry Utd
Date: Tuesday 4th December, 2018
Venue: Sphinx Drive, off Siddeley Avenue, Stoke, Coventry, CV3 1WA
PREVIEW: Coventry Utd visit Sphinx Drive on Tuesday evening for the first ever cup tie between the clubs. The tie will be settled on the night and with both teams in good form, it’s all set up to be a cracker of a cup tie.
COVENTRY SPHINX: Sphinx have hit goal scoring form recently and Saturday’s 4-1 home win was preceded by a 5-1 away win at Wolverhampton Sporting. Their recent run of form has ended with just one defeat in their last seven fixtures which has lifted them to 4th place in the MFL Premier Division. Sphinx progressed to this round after a 3-0 win against MFL Division 1 club Leicester Road.
THE OPPOSITION: Coventry Utd have won their last two games without conceding a goal and that included their most recent match when they progressed in the FA Vase against Hinckley. A run of four away games produced two wins, a draw and a defeat at Stourport Swifts so their recent form will give them plenty of encouragement ahead of this cup tie. In the last round of the League Cup they overwhelmed MFL Division 2 club Bolehall Swifts by a score of 8-1.
PREVIOUS MEETINGS: The two clubs have already met in the league this season with a crowd of 321 watching Coventry Sphinx win 4-1 at Sphinx Drive in August. Last season the teams played out a 0-0 draw at The Butts near the end of the season. The Sphinx Drive match on Boxing Day was a total contrast with Sphinx edging a thriller 4-3 in front of a crowd of 643.
ADMISSION: Adults £6, Over 65s £5 and 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. Sky Sports will be on in the bar after the game.
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.
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 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: Simon Lane, Robert Pettipher and Liam Perkins
Updated 13:50 - 3 Dec 2018 by Sharon Taylor