Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Coventry fans to snub first match

Coventry City fans are expected to vote with their feet this Sunday by watching a legends match at the Ricoh Arena rather than making the 35-mile trip to watch the first team play at Northampton.

A team of club legends is set to play a Midlands All Stars XI in aid of Cancer Research and Acorn's Children's Hospice at the Ricoh  at 2pm, while the League One match with Bristol City at Sixfields starts at 3pm.

Thousands are expected to attend the fundraiser at Coventry's rightful ground, while just a few hundred are likely to travel down the M1 to their temporary 'home'.

The charity match, which will see Sky Blues legends take on former players from Aston Villa, Wolves and other Midlands clubs, had been arranged before Coventry were turfed out of their stadium.

It was organised to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the club by the Coventry City Former Players Association.

With Northampton at home to Newport County in a League Two fixture on Saturday, Coventry were forced to move their first 'home' game of the season back 24 hours, causing the clash.

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