Sky Blues On The Road - Swindon Town

Last updated : 12 October 2012 By Covsupport News Service

Kick off at 3pm.
Club Coach: Coaches leave at 11.30am from Ricoh Arena Car Park C and cost £13 per person.

Alternative Coach; It will be £13 return same again and will leave 9.30am from Nuneaton Bus Station and 10 am from Cov Baths. Payment is in advance only due to having a lot of issues. For more details, call Gary on 07545 346978.

Travelling from the East and West:
Leave the M4 at Junction 15. Take the Commonhead Roundabout. Turn left onto the A4259 Marlborough Road.

Take the 2nd exit at the roundabout onto Queens Drive. At the next set of roundabouts take the 3rd exit onto County Road the entrance to the ground is on the first right.

Travelling from the Midlands: Take the Fosse Way A429 to Cirencester, A 417, then A419 towards Swindon. Off at A4312 for a miles and a half. At Drakes Roundabout, take the A4259. At The Magic Roundabout follow signs Cirencester A419 onto A4259 for County Road.

Take the M40 to Junction 9. Then take the A43, A34 and then the A420 into Swindon.

At Drakes' Roundabout turn onto Queen's Drive. At the next set of roundabouts take 3rd exit onto County Road, the entrance to the stadium is the first right.

Travelling by train:

From the front of the station turn left onto Station Road. Facing the White House pub, head right onto Corporation Street.

At the traffic lights turn left onto Manchester Road. At the end of Manchester Road turn right onto County Road. The entrance to the stadium is the second left. This walk should take approx 10 minutes.

There are limited spaces available at the County Ground, but there are several Town centre car park situated 1 / 2 miles from the stadium. There is nearby street parking and several match day car parks.

Tickets, which are currently on general sale, are priced at £25 Adults, £19 Senior Citizens (Over 60), £19 Student (full time only-N/A on matchday), £17 Young Adult (16-18 must produce id with DOB on), £12 Juniors (Under 16)

There are a limited number of Wheelchair spaces which are priced at £19.00 with carer free of charge please call 0871 876 1993 to book these.

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Saturday will see the 50th meeting of Swindon Town and Coventry City.

The Sky Blues have won 23 , drawn 12 and lost 14 of those matches, scoring 88 goals to Swindon's 74.

The last time the sides met was on January 6th 2001 when City won 2-0 in an FA Cup tie. The last time, City visited Swindon for a League fixture, it was for a Premiership game in February 1994 which Swindon won 3-1.

City have won eight times at the County Ground before, six times in league matches and twice in the FA Cup. Their last league win was a 2-1 win on December 10th 1960.

Apart from that 2-0 FA Cup win, all City's other seven wins at the County Ground, have been due to scoring one more goal than the Robins. City's heaviest defeat was a 6-0 loss on Monday August 29th 1927.

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The currently appointed referee for Coventry City's game at Swindon Town on Saturday is Lee Collins from Surrey.

This is the second year for Mr Collins on the FL Referees List. He has not had a Coventry City match before but has visited the County Ground for Swindon's 2-0 win over Torquay United last season.

This will be his seventh game this season, So far he has shown twelve yellow cards and one red. His last match was Walsall's 3-1 win over Preston on September 22nd.

His assistants are John Magill and John Law. The Fourth Official is Neil Radford
The bookmakers are going for Swindon Town to beat Coventry City on Saturday.

Swindon are priced at 4/6 or 8/11 with the Sky Blues a 4/1 shot. You can get 5/2 on the draw.

Coventry kid James Collins whom Andy Thorn expressed an interest in during the close season, is favourite to be the first goalscorer. The former Shrewsbury and Aston Villa player is a 5/1 shot whilst David McGoldrick is at 8/1 or 9/1.

Make sure you shop around before placing any bet to make sure you get the best odds available and you can check what some of the leading bookmakers are offering by clicking on