Thursday 8th November, 7.45pm
MFYL League Cup
Coventry Sphinx U18 v Malvern Town U18
VENUE: Sphinx Drive, Coventry, CV3 1WA
The in form Coventry Sphinx Youth Team are in League Cup action at Sphinx Drive on Thursday evening and they’ll be meeting another in form team in Malvern Town. Sphinx progressed into the second round after a 4-0 win against Cheltenham Town at Sphinx Drive and will now face one of the leading teams in the Midland Floodlit Youth League South Division.
Coventry Sphinx Under 18s have been amongst the goals all season but recently they have really found the goal trail with a 5-3 home win against Nottingham followed up by a 6-1 away win against Coton Green. Striker Dan Kelly has been responsible for seven of those eleven goals but the team have performed well from back to front. Another striker, T’ahje Smith, has recently returned from injury with a double at Coton Green after leaving the substitutes bench and he was rewarded with a place on the bench for the Coventry Sphinx first team. He came on in the 79th minute and helped them to a 1-0 away win on Saturday.
Malvern Town have an impressive league record with 6 wins out of 7 so far. Their only defeat came at top of the table Slimbridge. They have accumulated 34 goals in their 7 league matches. Last season it was Malvern Town who put Coventry Sphinx out of the League Cup with victory at Sphinx Drive and the two teams meet again in the competition this year.
The Youth Team matches have been well attended at Sphinx Drive this season and the spectators have been rewarded with some highly entertaining football and plenty of goals. The Under 18s would love to see a good crowd supporting them in this Cup match so do try to get along for this fixture and show them the support they have earned.
Admission prices are just £3 for Adults and Under 16s will be admitted free of charge. All the usual facilities will be open, including the bar, so come and take a look at some potential future first team footballers.
Updated 19:53 - 5 Nov 2018 by Sharon Taylor