FA Vase 2nd Qualifying Round: Coventry United 2 Stone Old Alleynians 1.

Butts Park Arena, Butts Rd, Coventry CV1 3GE

First trip to a club formed when Coventry City started going tits-up 5 years ago and moved to play at Northampton. They play at Coventry Rugby ground which gives them a 3000 seat stand for their 150-or-so supporters to luxuriate/rattle around in.

Truth be told it was the worst game we’ve seen for a long time. Staffordshire’s Stone Old Alleynians (great name) took a shock lead and held it until the last 3 minutes when Coventry grabbed two with basically their first efforts on target. It was maybe a bit harsh on Stone but their time-wasting and gamesmanship were a pain in the arse so que sera sera.

Lovely friendly people and the rugby toffs catering facilities were a nice treat for us. The ground is great but it’d be nice if they got their own one day. A good club with vision and morals. I hope they continue to do well.