There will be an 11.30am pitch inspection to see if Coventry Sphinx’s Midland Football League Premier Division home fixture against Haughmond can go ahead.
The Coventry Half Marathon due to have been run on Sunday has been cancelled.
Organisers have issued the following statement:
“Coventry Half and Children’s Mile 2018 Race Cancellation
” It is with deep regret that the event has been cancelled due to the Met Office forecast of adverse weather conditions.
There is also standing water on the route which will likely be frozen on Sunday morning and we are particularly concerned about the -8 degree wind chill and the safety of volunteers and stewards.
The organisers have not taken the decision lightly, and have consulted with the local authorities and medical support before making this decision. We have taken this decision now to avoid unnecessary travel to the event.
A further announcement will be made in due course. Many thanks for your understanding of this very tough decision.”
Coventry Rugby Club travel to Caldy tomorrow, knowing that a victory will give them the National League One title.
“We’re building the club for the Championship and we’ve been doing that for the last two years,” said Rowland Winter to the Coventry Rugby Club website. “We are adopting the same approach to the game as we have for any other.
“Saturday gives us an opportunity to reach our goal of promotion, but it’s only the first step along the way for us. We’ve got to keep going as we have all season and continuing to develop for the future.
“Good preparation, a good performance, and the score will take care of itself – that’s how we have to look at it and we have to keep on hitting the standards we have set ourselves to the end.”
Cov had to work hard for a 38-14 win when the two sides met at Butts Park Arena in early November.
Said Winter: “Caldy is a great club, they’ve had a really good first season in the league, and hopefully it will be a good day out for our supporters – especially if we do get the performance right.
“It will be great to have as many there as are able to make the trip.”
Kick-off is 3pm.
15 James Stokes, 14 Rob Knox, 13 Heath Stevens, 12 Alex Grove, 11 Max Trimble, 10 Will Maisey, 9 Pete White, 1 Andy Brown, 2 Scott Tolmie, 3 Phil Boulton, 4 Tom Jubb, 5 George Oram, 6 Brett Daynes, 7 Jack Preece, 8 Luke Narraway,
Replacements: 16 Will Priestley, 17 Jimmy Litchfield, 18 Nile Dacres, 19 Dave Brazier, 20 Tony Fenner,
National League North – Leamington V Nuneaton Town.
Southern League Premier – Stratford Town V Kettering Town
NPL Div One South – Bedworth United V Chasetown.
MFL Premier – Coleshill Town V Rugby Town, Coventry Sphinx V Haughmond, Coventry United V South Normanton Athletic
MFL 1 – Coventry Alvis V Bolehall Swifts, Coventry Copsewood V Paget Rangers, Racing Club Warwick V Stafford Town, Walsall Wood V Nuneaton Griff
MFL 3 (2pm)– Alcester Town V GNP Sports, Birmingham Tigers V Leamington Hibernian, Continental Star V Coventrians, Enville V Central Ajax, Shipston Excelsior V FC Stratford.
Coventry United’s Midland Football League Premier Division game which was switched to Highgate United was postponed.
The game on Thursday night was called off by the referee who said that the pitch was unfit
The organisers of the Coventry Half Marathon has issued the following statement:
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – WEATHER UPDATE We have been monitoring the forecast through the day as weather conditions have worsened with the yellow warning for snow and ice for Sunday. High winds and cold weather means the forecast is currently showing a wind chill of -9 degrees
In light of these conditions and following further consultation with Coventry City Council, the event Medical Director and other agencies we will review tomorrow if the Half Marathon and the Children’s Mile will proceed.
We will make a further announcement to all runners at 2 pm tomorrow (Friday 16th March) on our website, facebook and email on the status of the race. Thank you for your understanding.