OLDHAM ATHLETIC V COVENTRY CITY
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH AT 3PM
BOUNDARY PARK, FUTHERWOOD ROAD,OLDHAM, OL1 2PA
Kick off at 3pm
Directions - By Car:
FROM M62: Leave motorway at junction 20 (signposted Rochdale, Oldham).; Follow A627(M) towards Oldham, and leave motorway at second junction with PC World on your left(signposted A627). The ground is clearly visible from the roundabout.
For official parking, take the first exit at the roundabout (NOT for the retail park), and you will see the Club's extensive parking facilities clearly signed on your right.
Leave the M62 at Junction 20 and take the A627(M) towards Oldham. Take the second slip road off the A627(M) following the signs for Royton (A663). At the top of the slip road you will find a large roundabout that around it has a McDonalds and a KFC. Turn left at the roundabout onto the A663 towards Royton (beware though of 30mph speed cameras on this stretch). You will be able to see Boundary Park over on your right. Take the next right hand turn into Hilbre Avenue which will take you up to the large Club car park, situated behind the demolished stand. The cost of the car park is; cars £5, minibus £10, coaches £15.
From M60: Leave motorway at junction 21, then follow signs for Oldham and pass McDonald's on your left. Continue through several sets of traffic lights and down Broadway (40mph limit enforced by static speed cameras) before branching left up the slip road just before the start of the A627(M). Then take the third exit at the roundabout for the official car park (see above).
Directions - By Train:
Oldham Werneth is the closest railway station to the ground - around a 15-minute walk.; Two other stations - Oldham Mumps and Mills Hill - are located approximately 45 minutes' walk away.
The new Metrolink line from Manchester to Oldham has recently been completed. The closest Metrolink station to the ground is Freehold which is around a 30 minute walk away from Boundary Park.
On exiting Freehold Metro Station turn right along Agnes Street. At the bottom of this street turn left into Robinson Street, then the third right into Gordon Street and then right onto Denton Lane. Crossover the road and at the roundabout turn left into Walsh Street. Where the road forks, bear right into Peel Street. Cross over Middleton Road (A669) into Garforth Road. At the end of Garforth Road turn right onto Burnley Lane and the left along the A627 Chadderton Way (you should be able to see the floodlights over on the right). Take the next right at the traffic lights into Westhulme Way and then Westhulme Way for the ground.
The nearest railway station is Oldham Mills Hill, which again is around a 30 minute walk away from Boundary Park.
Train to Manchester Picadilly then get to Manchester Victoria by metro and then train to Oldham.
Directions - By Bus:Bus services from Manchester (numbers 25, 181 and 182) run regularly past the ground.
Tickets are priced at £20 Adults, £10, Senior Citizens (Over 65), £5 Juniors (Under 16), £20 Wheelchair Disabled or relevant price band with carer free of charge, £20 Ambulant Disabled or relevant price band with carer free of charge
There are a limited number of Wheelchair and Ambulant Disabled tickets. These can only be booked in person at the Superstore or over the telephone if you are already registered disabled with CCFC.
Row A is at ground level - rows AA to FF are at the top of the stand. Entry is from the top so higher rows are suitable for supporters with walking difficulties.
More on this: http://www.ccfc.co.uk//news/article/oldham-tickets-a-354457.aspx?pageView=full
THE LAST TIME
Saturday will see the eighteenth game between Oldham Athletic and Coventry City.
The Sky Blues have won eight of the games and drawn four, scoring 29 goals to Oldham's 24.
The last time, the sides met was for a League fixture was a Premier League game on August 24th 1993 in a game which finished in a 3-3 draw.
Since then, City lost 2-0 in a League Cup tie on October 26th 1993 and City Reserves won 3-2 in 2007.
City's biggest win at Boundary Park is a 1-0 win which they have done twice, one in the League and once in the FA Cup.
City's heaviest defeat at Boundary Park was a 5-0 loss in 1925.
More on this: http://www.coventrycity-mad.co.uk/head_to_head/oldham_athletic/vs/coventry_city/index.shtml
The currently appointed referee for Coventry City's game at Oldham Athletic on Saturday is David Coote from Nottingham.
This is his fourth season refereeing in the Football League and his only City first team game was the defeat at Reading last season.
This is his seventh match this season. So far he has shown eighteen yellow cards and two reds.
His assistants are Barry Cropp and Stephen Ross and the Fourth Official is Mark Astley.
The bookmakers have made Oldham Athletic favourites for Saturday's League One game against Coventry City.
You can get odds of 9/4 on City winning their first league game of the season at Boundary Park.
Oldham are priced at 6/5 with 7/4 on the draw.
Matt Derbyshire is favourite to score first, priced at 5-1 with former Coventry City forward Robbie Simpson at 11/2.
David McGoldrick, who has scored against Stevenage and Carlisle is a 6/1 shot.
Make sure you shop around for the best odds before placing any bet. You can check some of the odds being offered by the leading bookmakers by clicking on http://www.oddschecker.com/football/english/league-1/oldham-v-coventry/winner