Sky Blues On The Road - Doncaster Rovers

Last updated : 28 October 2011 By Covsupport News Service

Kick off at 3pm. 
Club Coach leaves the Ricoh Arena at 11.15am and costs £16.

By Car
From the A1(M) join M18 Eastbound at Junction 35 (signposted Hull) or from the M1 and join the M18 Eastbound at Junction 32.

Once on the M18, leave at Junction 3 and take the A6182 towards Doncaster (the stadium is well signposted from Junction 3 and is about one and a half miles away). You will pass a retail park on your left and then at the next island (which has the Lakeside Pub visible behind it) turn left onto White Rose Way. The Lakeside Shopping Centre is now on your right (the stadium is located directly behind the shopping centre). At the next island turn right onto the industrial estate and after passing the Tesco distribution centre on your right, turn right at the bottom of the road and the stadium is further down on your left.

There are just 1,000 car parking spaces at the stadium, which will mean that for the bigger games, parking will be at a premium. There are 60 parking spaces reserved for disabled fans, which must be booked prior to matchday.

The stadium management are also giving preference for parking to those cars carrying more than one passenger, but apparently this won't be enforced. The cost of parking at the stadium is £5. A number of firms on the nearby industrial park, offer matchday parking at around £3-£4 per vehicle.

If you happen to arrive a couple of hours before kick off then there is also some free street parking to be had in this area.

There is no coach parking available at the stadium. Visiting supporters' coaches drop fans off at the stadium and park off site.

By Train
Doncaster Station is around two miles away so you are probably best taking a taxi to the ground. If you do have time on your hands and you fancy the long walk (around 25-30 minutes) then the route from the railway station is as follows:

On coming out of the railway station, walk to the dual carriageway across the car parking area and turn to face to your right (i.e. away from the road tunnel under the Frenchgate shopping centre). You are now looking down a more or less straight line to the stadium. Provided you then use the appropriate places to cross roads as necessary you just follow the line of the dual carriageway to the roundabout adjacent to Vardy's Renault dealership. Then turn left into Middle Bank and follow the road round to the stadium.
Coventry City have confirmed that they have sold out of their allocation of match tickets for Saturday's away game at Doncaster Rovers.

Tickets priced at Adult £22, 60+ & 17-20 £15, U17's £5 are available on the gate.
This is the 17th game between the two sides. City have won six of those matches and drawn five scoring  18 goals compared to Doncaster's 19.

The corresponding fixture last season produced a 1-1 draw. Freddy Eastwood fired City ahead but three minutes from time, Doncaster levelled through James Hayter in front of a crowd of 7,921.

The teams that night were:
City: Quirke, Keogh, Cranie, Cameron, Wood, McSheffrey, Gunnarsson, Bell (Baker 87), Clingan, McSheffrey, Jutkiewicz, Eastwood. SNU L.Burge, Clarke, Hussey, O'Halloran, Ruffles
Doncaster:  Woods, Martis (Herd 75), Souza (Kilgallon 85), Thomas, Friend, Wilson, Hayter, Stock, Moussa, Coppinger, Sharp (Mason 60). SNU Alnwick, Gillett, R.Burge, Shields.
The referee currently selected to take charge of Coventry City's next game, the trip to Doncaster Rovers, will be Colin Webster from Tyne & Wear.

His assistants will be Steven Copeland from Merseyside and Sebastian Stockbridge from Tyne & Wear. The fourth official will be Michael Denton from Lancashire.

Mr Webster is married with two children and has interests in property development and learning to fly. He is a Chartered Surveyor who took up refereeing in the North East in 1988. He was promoted to the Referees' List in 2000 and He was in charge of the League One Play-Off Final which saw Millwall beat Swindon 1-0.

Mr Webster has been in charge of 10 games so far this season and has shown 23 yellow cards and two red.

Last season he was in charge of 32 games and produced 94 yellow and 3 red cards.

The last game he was in charge of Doncaster was at the end of last season in the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace at The Keepmoat.

The last time he was in charge of a Coventry game that also ended in 0-0 draw when Sheffield United visited The Ricoh last January.

Previous City matches are the 1-0 defeat at West Brom back in March 2010, the 2-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday in October 2009, the 2-0 home win over Norwich in August 2008, the 5-1 win at Colchester in April 2008, the 1-0 home defeat to Sheffield United in December 2007, the 3-0 defeat at Leicester in February 2007, the 3-1 defeat at Leeds in December 2005, the 2-1 defeat at Sheffield United in August 2005, the 1-0 home win over Watford in December 2004 and the 1-0 home win over West Ham in August 2004.
It will be a tough task for Coventry to come away with the points with Doncaster proving a tough nut to crack now Dean Saunders is at the helm on Saturday.

But the hosts are in a rut after three defeats and the Sky Blues are more than capable of taking at least a point from their trip north especially considering Donny have netted just three goals on home soil in the league this season.

And they haven’t been particularly solid at the back so there should be plenty of chances for Sky Blues top scorer Lukas Jutkiewicz (pictured below) to add to the five goals he’s already managed so far this campaign and he’s well priced to score at 11/5.

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