Saturday November 26th 2022

United Counties League, Premier Division South

Coventry United v HISTON

Kick Off 3PM

Lance Key takes his side to the East Midlands, as The Stutes make their first visit to Butts Park, home of Coventry United. His side shall be looking to get back on track, having suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat against the league leaders a week ago. Our hosts will be keen to extend their winning run to six games, as they seek to climb toward the top two and neighbours Coventry Sphinx and Rugby Town.

Coventry United is a relatively new club within the realms of Non-League football, having been formed just 9 years ago in 2013. The ‘Red and Greens’ quickly set about rising through the lower echelons of the pyramid, gaining promotion from Step 6 in 2016 via the Midland Football League’s Division One. In the six seasons they have seen at Step 5 The ‘Red and Greens’ have been somewhat consistent, gaining 3 successive 8th placed finishes, one 9th placed finish (in the curtailed 2020/21 season), whilst in 2019/20 frustration must have been rife with promotion denied, despite sitting in top spot after 29 games! Last season was the first for Coventry in the United Counties League, where again an 8th placed spot was claimed. This term our hosts currently occupy 7th spot, with a minimum of one game in hand over the sides around them.

Joseph Agunbiade has so far proven to be the biggest threat going forward, as the striker has scored on 8 occasions from his 12 appearances. Adam Miles and Riley Davoile are also noteworthy with 5 and 4 goals respectively. In total United have scored 24 goals, on average exactly 2 per game. This is in contrast to The Stutes who have netted 31 times, with the homegrown Luke Lindsay having hit 7 in the league with captain Ollie Brookes closely behind with 5. The experienced Dan Brown has 4 to his name, despite being sidelined for the last few weeks. Unfortunately, Brown remains unavailable due to his ankle injury.

At the back our hosts have faired a little more resilient than ourselves, having conceded 20 times. Meanwhile The Stutes have let in 30 goals, something which will need to be addressed if a challenge to break into the top 6 is to be made. It ought to be noted that Coventry are the only side we are yet to face above us in the league. Unfortunately, the only points collected against sides above us were in the home victory against March Town United back on August 28th. Some credit and belief will have no doubt been gained from running both MK Irish and indeed Rugby Town close in recent weeks.

Ground Address:

Butts Park Arena, Butts Road, Coventry CV1 3GE

Travel Time: 1hr 29mins (78 Miles)

Admission Prices:

Adults £8, Concessions £5, Childen FREE