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By Sharon Taylor
Competition: Midland Football League Premier Division
Fixture: Coventry Sphinx v Loughborough University
Date: Saturday 8th September
Venue: Sphinx Drive, off Siddeley Avenue, Stoke, Coventry, CV3 1WA
PREVIEW: Coventry Sphinx return to league action looking to build on their first six games that has put them in 4th place in the MFL Premier Division. This fixture sees the return of our ever popular offer where we admit Coventry City season ticket holders free of charge. It gives you an ideal way to come and take a look at Coventry Sphinx.
COVENTRY SPHINX: Coventry Sphinx have lost out in tough FA Cup and FA Vase ties but their league form has been good with four wins from their opening six games.
THE OPPOSITION: Loughborough always bring a lively and young side that always look to play an attractive brand of football. Loughborough have lost three of their six league games (all away from home). Their home form has been better and in their last home match they put six past West Bridgford in the FA Vase. Incredibly they have taken part in three 3-3 draws already this season so the potential for goals in this game is there.
PREVIOUS MEETINGS: Last season Coventry Sphinx achieved the double over “The Students” with two narrow victories. In late August, a Ryan Harkin goal was enough to take the points in Leicestershire. The January fixture at Sphinx saw a goal each from Charlie Faulkner and Ryan Harkin inside the first twenty minutes and that was enough for Sphinx to take the points with a 2-1 win.
ADMISSION: Adults £6, Under 16’s FREE (I.D may be required). *OFFER* Coventry City season ticket holders will be admitted free of charge to this fixture. Coventry Sphinx season ticket holders can also bring a guest free of charge to this fixture.
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: Snacks and 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: Callum Fisk, Callum Finnegan and Lois Jeffries
Updated 18:15 - 7 Sep 2018 by Sharon Taylor