Game 55 – Coventry Copsewood 3 Stafford Town 2 28/1/2017

It took a month, but I got here in the end. After a couple of aborted  efforts I arrived at Allard Way with Pasty Sam who had come up from Worcester for a trip to his old haunt of Coventry. Returning to this City brings back happy memories for him as his beloved Worcester City beat Coventry City at the Ricoh a while ago.

The Pavilion is a ground that is part of a complex a few football pitches, a Rugby pitch and a social club. It boasts a small seated stand and some basic covered standing behind the goal , but could do with a tidy up, broken seating behind the stand,  repairs to the broken rail that runs down the one side for example. Also why charge people  £5 to get in, then leave a gate open from parkland on the other side for people to get in . Also saw a old fellow brazenly cut across grass avoiding payment,  just makes you feel like you feel a little aggrieved.

Eleventh placed Coventry welcomed one from bottom Stafford Town for this Midland League one clash. The first half was poor with Stafford in the red shading a tense midfield battle and broke the deadlock on the stroke of half time,  a ball from the left was slotted home from 10 yards.  In the words of Sam, a goal of such quality we will never see the likes again , I got the impression he was taking the mick.

At half time, we visited the clubhouse, very basic set up small tea bar, packet soups , chocolate bars . A small selection of beers and one tv showing the scores.

The second half was better, with Copsewood equalizing straight away , a cross from the left being met with a stooping header. Then a bizarre goal,  Staffords keeper picking up a back pass, a free kick in the area was awarded but no time was halted, Copsewood grabbed the ball laid it off for a teammate to lash home with no Stafford player near.
Their fate was sealed as Copsewood rounded the keeper to slot home their third with Stafford lookin a beaten side. Stafford’s number 7  did score a decent goal at the end though lofting a shot over the out rushing keeper . 
Admission -£5  Attendance – 22 h/c


About adjithegroundhopper

im a young groundhopper from the west midlands
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2 Responses to Game 55 – Coventry Copsewood 3 Stafford Town 2 28/1/2017

  1. Dave C says:

    I never feel ripped off when paying to get into a game even if I could have got in for free. I am happy to contribute to keep these clubs going.

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