Roman Keating To Play The Godiva Instead Of The Ricoh

The Roman Keating gig at the Ricoh Arena on March 30th has been cancelled.

The Irishman will now play the Godiva Festival instead on September 2nd.

Promoters say all those who bought tickets to the events at the Ricoh will be given a full refund including the booking fee.

People who purchased tickets online will have their accounts automatically credited.

While those who paid cash in person at the Ricoh will need to go directly to the venue.

Promoters added talks are underway to reschedule performances by Gabrielle – who was set to support Ronan Keating – and Jonas Blue.

People who have already booked tickets for Jonas Blue will also receive a full refund.

Both concerts formed part of the Coventry Live programme and were due to take place at The Ricoh Arena over the Easter weekend.

Coventry City Council’s event manager, Lee House said: “Obviously we are very disappointed to have to cancel the original dates for Ronan and Jonas as we appreciate those who had purchased tickets would have been excited to attend the concerts.

“However, in the wake of so many major music events planned for this year, we have taken the decision to move Ronan Keating to the Godiva Festival to ensure the maximum amount of people could enjoy them and raise the bar at the first Godiva Festival following the announcement of being UK City of Culture.

“We continue our bold ambition to work with a number of partners delivering a great programme of live music for the city.

“We feel Ronan will be an excellent addition to the Godiva bill and I’m sure the fact that it’s free will be a great incentive for many people to come along to the festival.

“We also wanted to give ticketholders as much notice as possible of the cancellation so they could make alternative plans.

“All ticketholders will be get a full refund including their booking fee, and once again, we’d like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the changes.”



Give The Coventry Music Museum A Visit


Unit 7,
The Courtyard Rear of 74-80 Walsgrave Road

We are open Thursday to Sunday-10.00am to 4.00pm, we are also open on Bank Holiday Mondays.

Admission is £3.00 Adults and £1.00 Children between the ages of 5-15

On a direct bus route to the Ricoh Arena

Coventry famously gave 2-Tone music to the world. Spawning bands like The Specials, The Selecter, Madness and The Beat. 2-Tone music, as influential as it was, is only a small reflection of the vast musical talents that Coventry can lay claim to.

At the Coventry Music Museum, we tell the real story of our musical heritage, going right back to the Roman occupation. We stop along the way at Music Hall, 50’s Rock’ N’ Roll, the 60’s Beat scene and we even have the Lennon Bench, commemorating the famous ‘Acorns for Peace’ event.

There’s the 70’s, when Coventry ruled the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Our 80’s area celebrates Hazel O’Connor, The Primitives and of course, King.

In the 90’s we go all Bhangra, then we celebrate Dave Willetts in Phantom of the Opera (we even have his original Phantom mask).

Now it’s The Enemy‘s time, with many unique items from Coventry’s hit-makers here on display. Not forgetting new talent, with our Artist of The Month!

Bar and cafe available.


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This Week’s Total Motion Midland Football League Newsletter

Total Motion

Midland Football League


14th March 2018

League News

Feckenham FC are delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Round as the new Chairman of Feckenham Football Club.

Tony, 39, was unanimously selected on Saturday 3rd March and will start immediately in his new role.

His association with Feckenham began in the summer of 2016 as assistant manager following an interim spell at West Midlands Regional League outfit Bartley Green Illey FC and a period as head coach at local Midland League outfit Studley FC.

January 2017 then saw Tony take on the role as First Team manager at Birmingham & District League premier Division side Old Hill FC after guiding them to a midtable position, he returned at the start of this season to again work alongside First Team manager Aaron Blackwood whilst also taking on the committee position of Welfare Officer to allow the introduction of our Under-18s in the Midland Floodlit Youth League.

In 2016, despite his role as assistant manager Tony took on many responsibilities off the pitch, assisting and helping the club set important foundations for the future thanks to his football experience, business acumen and enthusiasm for success which going forward will be an invaluable asset to the club.

As the club continues to develop on the pitch and the feel-good factor is maintained the committee believed this to be a great opportunity to put the right person in place to help support the club.

As of March 2018, making up the committee Chairman & Welfare Officer Tony Round, Vice Chairman Brian Ellicott, Club Secretary Phil Tattersall and Treasurer Ian Sprott who will all offer Tony support within his new role.

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Premier Division

Leaders Bromsgrove Sporting maintained their three-point lead at the top of the table as they edged past Coventry United 3-2 at The Victoria Ground. Sporting were 3-0 up going into the last quarter of an hour, but a red card for Richard Gregory and two goals from the visitors made it a nervous finish. Coleshill Town remain firmly on their tail as they beat 10 men Haughmond 2-1 at Pack Meadow. Highgate United are up into 4th place, a 2-0 win over Heanor Town at The Coppice keeping up their excellent run of form. Coventry Sphinx bounced back to form with a 5-1 win at Lye Town, Ryan Harkin scoring twice. At the bottom, a goal from Jumaane Meggoe was enough to give AFC Wulfrunians all 3 points at home to bottom club Rocester. Shawbury United came within 4 minutes of a vital 3 points at home to Long Eaton United but Zak Goodison equalised as the game ended 1-1. Rugby Town strengthened their position in the table with a 2-0 win over Quorn at Butlin Road. Ryan Nesbitt scored twice as Boldmere St Michaels beat Westfields 3-1 at The Trevor Brown Memorial Ground.

Loughborough University and Shepshed Dynamo battled out a 2-2 draw at Holywell. The Scholars took the lead just before the half-hour mark with the visitors equalising before the break. Dynamo went in front in the 79th minute only for the home side to level four minutes later. Worcester City move back into 3rd place with a 2-0 win over Shawbury United at The Victoria Ground. Dave Reynolds opened the scoring in the 6th minute but the game was only settled in stoppage time when James Baldwin grabbed the second for City.

Division 1

On Thursday evening, Heather St Johns climbed into 6th place with a 3-1 win over Racing Club Warwick. The Racers took the lead in the 5th minute with a goal from the returning Wade Malley but goals from Michael Wright, Fortune Maphosa and Tom Weale gave Heather the points.

Two second half goals enabled Leicester Road to close the gap on leaders Walsall Wood with a 2-0 win over Stafford Town. A goal 5 minutes from time from Tim Hopkinson gave Ilkeston Town a 2-1 win over Pershore Town at The New Manor Ground. Heather St Johns stay 6th as they beat Cadbury Athletic 3-1 at the TSA. The league’s leading goalscorer, Simeon Cobourne, added 2 more to his impressive tally. Lichfield City were reduced to 10 men after just two minutes at home to Racing Club Warwick and despite taking the lead they couldn’t hold on as The Racers won 2-1. Brocton came from 2-0 down to grab a point at Nuneaton Griff which moves them 3 points clear of the drop.

Two goals apiece from Lewis Commins and Scott Warr gave Nuneaton Griff a 4-0 win at Coventry Copsewood to move them to 15th in the table.

Division 2

Hampton took over top spot as Cameron Seivwright scored three times in a 4-2 win over Barnt Green Spartak. Coton Green moved up to 11th following a 2-0 win at New Mill Lane over Earlswood Town.

Coton Green continued their push up the table with a 3-1 win over Feckenham at New Mill Lane.

ivision 3

Josh O’Grady scored twice as GNP Sports maintained their 13-point lead with a 4-0 win over 4th placed Shipston Excelsior. 2nd placed Bartestree had the same scoreline at home to Birmingham Tigers, a result which keeps them in a strong position for promotion. Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons moved up to 5th with a fine 3-1 win at CT Shush. Castle Vale Town moved 7 points clear of the bottom as they beat basement side Leamington Hibernian 2-1 at The Vale Stadium.

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What a game at Farley Way as Quorn took on Division 1 Heather St Johns. Free-scoring Heather raced into a 5-1 lead midway through the second half and with Quorn reduced to 10 men it was surely game over. Back came Quorn to reduce the arrears to 5-4 but Simeon Cobourne claimed his hat-trick to see heather through 6-4.

Littleton were looking for their third Premier Division promotion challengers scalp when they entertained Coleshill Town. The game ended goalless with the Colemen winning the penalty shoot-out 3-1.

Other fixtures

On Thursday evening, Haughmond reach the Shropshire Premier Cup final with a 2-1 victory over FC Oswestry Town.

Sporting Khalsa progressed in the Walsall Senior Cup beating Tividale 3-0 at The VKW Stadium with Mykel Beckley scoring twice.

Knowle 5 v 0 Nuneaton Griff
AFC Rushden & Diamonds Elite 4 v 0 Atherstone Town
FCV Reds 3 v 1 Aylestone Park
Milton Keynes College 4 v 1 Quorn
Boldmere St Michaels 4 v 0 Evesham United
Continental Star 2 v 3 H O W Academy
Droitwich Spa G & B 0 v 3 Worcester City
Tamworth u21 1 v 0 Silhill “B”

Leading scorers

Premier Division

Ryan Nesbitt Boldmere St Michaels 29

Shay Brennan Shepshed Dynamo 26

Ryan Harkin Coventry Sphinx 24

Steve Hole Haughmond 24

David Kolodynski Rugby Town 23

George Bowerman Quorn, Hinckley AFC 22

Marco Adaggio Highgate United 21

Dave Reynolds Worcester City 21

Reuben Wiggins-Thomas Rugby Town 21

Jason Cowley Bromsgrove Sporting 19

Richard Gregory Bromsgrove Sporting 19

Reece Leek Coleshill Town 19

Kyle Brady AFC Wulfrunians, Sporting Khalsa 18

Aaron Lloyd Stourport Swifts 18

Nick MacPherson Stourport Swifts 18

David Meese Sporting Khalsa 17

Marcus Tudgay South Normanton Athletic 17

Matt Gardener Coleshill Town, Walsall Wood 16

Jordan Nadat Coleshill Town 16

Elliott Reeves Heanor Town 16

Martin Smyth Rocester 16

Joe Boachie Loughborough University 15

Lee Hughes Worcester City 15

Mark Magee Westfields 14

Jamie Molyneux Highgate United, Westfields 14

Craig Reid Coventry United 14

Nick Turton AFC Wulfrunians 14

Jack Till Lye Town 14

Division 1

Simeon Cobourne Heather St Johns 50

Alex Naughton Atherstone Town 37

Steve Hart Hinckley AFC 35

Paul Sullivan Walsall Wood 35

Daniel Carter Littleton 32

Regan Smith Heath Hayes 26

Lei Brown Walsall Wood, Highgate United 25

Daniel Carter Paget Rangers 22

Tony Clarke Walsall Wood 22

Sam Agar Hinckley, Uttoxeter Town, Walsall Wood 21

Trea Bertie Smithswood Firs, Racing Club Warwick 21

Greg Downes Leicester Road 19

Shane Benjamin Heather St Johns 18

Alex Marshall Ilkeston Town 18

Odane Barnes Cadbury Athletic 17

Dave Yonwin Heather St Johns 17

Luke Richards Shepshed Dynamo, Hinckley AFC 16

Andy Nicol Studley 15

Luke Shorthouse Atherstone Town 15

Jack Edwards Brocton 14

Dan Griffiths Lichfield City 14

Joe Hartshorne Brocton 14

Mitch Thompson Atherstone Town 14

Kyle Esplin Uttoxeter Town 13

Matt Langham Leicester Road 13

Montel Gibson Ilkeston Town 13

Division 2

Jess Adcock NKF Burbage 22

Stuart Hendrie Montpellier 20

Tom Smith NKF Burbage 17

Martin Crawford Smithswood Firs 16

Steve Ruck Knowle 15

Dominic Strevens Barnt Green Spartak 15

Nick Seabourne Droitwich Spa 13

Cameron Seivwright Hampton 13

Ellis Blakemore Fairfield Villa 12

Connor Collins Fairfield Villa 12

Adam Goodby Coton Green 12

James Lemon Droitwich Spa 12

Ainsley Seivwright Hampton 12

Ryan Walker Hampton 12

Chris Lloyd Bromsgrove Sporting, Smithswood Firs 11

Sam Melia Bloxwich Town 11

Andrew Millan Coton Green 11

Daniel Pitt Fairfield Villa 10

Ryan Andrews Moors Academy 9

Callum Coyle Moors Academy 9

Ashanti Price Moors Academy 9

Bradley Burgess Droitwich Spa 8

Alex Coultas NKF Burbage 8

Umit Eminoglu Feckenham 8

Adam Garmson Northfield Town 8

Daniel Murphy Feckenham 8

Rikki Reid Coton Green 8

Division 3

Nathan Davies Inkberrow 31

James Gifford FC Stratford 19

Reece Gibson Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons 17

Andy Matthews AFC Solihull 16

Leigh Phillips GNP Sports 15

Tom Rawlings GNP Sports 14

James Drinkwater Shipston Excelsior 13

Jimmy Ward Alcester Town 13

Charlie Cook GNP Sports 12

Tyler Haddow Coventrians 12

Dylan Parker FC Stratford 12

Scott Hammond GNP Sports 11

Kyle Hudlin Castle Vale Town 11

Ellis Kalach Alcester Town 11

Louis Mann Bartestree 11

Younes Touaiti Birmingham Tigers 10

Ashley Wilkes FC Stratford 10

Thomas Cuppleditch Coventrians 9

James Clarke Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons 9

Matthew Lewis Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons 9

Josh O’Grady Coventry United, Racing Club Warwick, GNP Sports 9

Daniel Stokes FC Stratford 9

William Beach Alcester Town 8

Lewis Chester Coventrians 8

Joss Holford GNP Sports 8

Ishak Ibisevic Birmingham Tigers 8

Abdullah Kenewa Birmingham Tigers 8

Tom Parnaby FC Stratford 8


Kane Lee Gresley 14

Dean Fisher Alvechurch 13

Liam Arrowsmith Coton Green 10

Sam Hammerton Gresley 10

Josh Dutton Gresley 8

Ethan Hanks Alvechurch 8

Michael Payne Bolehall Swifts 8

Jarrell Hylton Cadbury Athletic 7

Daniel Lawrence Alvechurch 7

Elliot Nash Alvechurch 7

Joshua Farnsworth Bromsgrove Sporting 6

Chris Hughes-Tranter Cadbury Athletic 6

Chanda Mulenga Nuneaton Griff 6

Chad Barrett Cadbury Athletic 5

McKlane Durdey Gresley 5

Charlie Griffiths Knowle 5

Ryan Lloyd Bolehall Swifts 5

Corey Virgo-Broom Alvechurch 5

Lewis Brade Alvechurch 4

Matthew Clarke Coton Green 4

Calum Debar Alvechurch 4

Zakim Evans Gresley 4

Harry Hughes Gresley 4

Lewis Jones Alvechurch 4

Samuel Jones Coton Green 4

Harry Landsowne Gresley 4

Luke Oakley Alvechurch 4

Liam Wickett Bolehall Swifts 4

Marco Wilson Gresley 4

Under 21

Joel Steer Tamworth 24

Liam Lockett Worcester City 20

Ewan Dunbar Evesham United 18

Ryan Palmer Coventry United 15

Bailey Fuller H.O.W. Academy 14

Ryan Brooks Boldmere St Michaels 13

Alex Knight Tamworth 13

Joseph Shirley Heath Hayes 13

Kieran Cooper Aylestone Park 12

Sam Jeeves Boldmere St Michaels 12

Lewis Ludford Coventry United 12

Callum Morris Droitwich Spa B&G 12

Samuel Major-Beddoes Evesham United 11

Jordan Thompson Continental Star 11

Praise Anyanegbu Highgate United 10

Riley Keasey Worcester City 10

David King-Marstaller Milton Keynes College 10

Jordan McKenzie AFC Redditch 10

Ryan Meredith Coleshill Town 10

Chandler Pegg Tamworth 10

Brandon Taverner FCV Reds 10

Andre Lawrence Sutton Coldfield Town 9

Aidan Moseley Sutton Coldfield Town 9

Myles Simpson Worcester City 9

Kyle Byrne Boldmere St Michaels 8

Samuel Holden Bedworth United 8

Declan McMahon Brocton 8

Lewis Noon Bedworth United 8

Tommy Orumwense Kettering Town 8


Premier Division

Leaders Bromsgrove Sporting welcome Heanor Town to The Victoria Ground hoping to make it three wins out of three under new manager Brendan Kelly. 2nd placed Coleshill Town welcome 7th placed Rugby Town to Pack Meadow and with both sides in decent form, this should be an excellent game. The other sides chasing promotion have tricky away games. Sporting Khalsa travel to Grange Park to face a much-improved Long Eaton United. Worcester City travel to Loughborough University who are still too close to the relegation zone for their liking. Highgate United are the side to beat on current form and they have a tough looking afternoon in store as they travel to Shepshed Dynamo. At the foot of the table, Rocester and Shawbury United meet at The Ludlow Stadium in a must win game for both sides. South Normanton Athletic travel to The Butts Park Arena to face Coventry United and they need a win to put pressure on the other sides near the foot of the table. Coventry Sphinx have maintained their top 6 position and they welcome lowly Haughmond to Sphinx Drive. AFC Wulfrunians are comfortable in the middle of the pack and they welcome Quorn to the CKW Stadium. Boldmere St Michaels have had a good second half to the season and they entertain struggling Lye Town who need points to pull away from the bottom. Westfields are having a disappointing season and they will want to finish strongly starting this week when Stourport Swifts are the visitors to Allpay Park. TUESDAY 20th MARCH 2018
Bromsgrove Sporting v Coleshill Town
Heanor Town v AFC Wulfrunians
Lye Town v Highgate United
Shepshed Dynamo v Coventry Sphinx
Stourport Swifts v Rocester
Shawbury United v Coventry United
South Normanton Athletic v Haughmond
Westfields v Sporting Khalsa

Division 1

Leaders Walsall Wood hold a 6-point lead at the top of the table and they will be intent on maintaining that when Nuneaton Griff are the visitors to the ML Safety Stadium. The game of the day could easily be at St Johns Park where 6th placed Heather St Johns host 2nd placed Leicester Road in a game that screams goals. Ilkeston Town edged past Pershore Town last weekend at The New Manor ground and they meet again in the reverse fixture this weekend. Atherstone Town welcome Heath Hayes to the Mark Webster Community Stadium with the visitors picking up 7 points from their last three games. Hinckley AFC have been in great form in 2018 and they travel to Studley where another win will keep them well in the promotion race. The bottom two meet at Green Lane with Coventry Alvis hosting Bolehall Swifts. A win for the visitors could life them out of the relegation zone while for Alvis nothing less than three points will do. 3rd bottom Stafford Town travel to Townsend Meadow to face promotion chasing Racing Club Warwick. 19th meets 18th at Silkmore Lane with Brocton hosting Cadbury Athletic in a real relegation scrap. Uttoxeter Town and Chelmsley Town are 9 and 10 points respectively clear of the relegation zone. It would be a surprise if either are dragged into the battle at the bottom as they meet at Oldfields. Lichfield City and Littleton meet at the McDonalds Community Stadium with both sides aiming for a top 8 finish. 12th meets 10th at Allards Way with Coventry Copsewood hosting Paget Rangers. TUESDAY 20th MARCH 2018
Bolehall Swifts v Hinckley AFC
Brocton v Ilkeston Town
Cadbury Athletic v Leicester Road
Coventry Copsewood v Littleton
Heath Hayes v Pershore Town
Heather St John v Walsall Wood
Racing Club Warwick v Studley
Uttoxeter Town v Paget Rangers

Division 2

Hampton took over at the top of the table last weekend and they will be hoping to stay there when they travel to Walshes meadow to face Droitwich Spa. 2nd placed NKF Burbage have 6 games in hand on the leaders and they travel to Feckenham who beat them 4-3 earlier in the season. At the bottom Pelsall Villa are 8 points adrift of safety and they travel to Earlswood Town who are 5 points clear of the relegation zone. Fairfield Villa have found some form of late and they travel to Redditch Borough who are battling to avoid the drop. Bloxwich Town currently fill the 2nd relegation place and with the sides around them having played fewer games, they need a win when they entertain Coton Green. TUESDAY 20th MARCH 2018
Barnt Green Spartak v Redditch Borough
Montpellier v Fairfield Villa
Pelsall Villa v Smithswood Firs

Division 3

Leaders GNP Sports travel to Alcester Town holding a 13-point lead at the top of the table. Bartestree, in 2nd, are making a determined push for promotion and they travel to Chelmsley to face CT Shush. Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons are another side making a good push for promotion and they host 2nd bottom Castle Vale Town. Central Ajax are in a strong position to battle for a top two finish with 7 games in hand on 2nd placed Bartestree. They travel to Hall Drive to face Enville Athletic. There’s an attractive looking local derby at Shipston Excelsior with FC Stratford the visitors. Bottom side Leamington Hibernian travel to Birmingham Tigers and when the two sides met in December, Tigers ran out 8-1 winners. AFC Solihull in 3rd welcome Inkberrow to Tudor Grange, Inkberrow winning the reverse 3-1. Continental Star welcome Coventrians to The Hub in a game that impacts neither end of the table. WEDNESDAY 21st MARCH 2018
FC Stratford v AFC Solihull
Bolehall Swifts v Cadbury Athletic
Coton Green v Lichfield City
Gresley v Knowle
Nuneaton Griff v Alvechurch
Coleshill Town v FCV Reds 10.30
Coventry United v Aylestone Park 11.00
Kettering Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds Elite 10.30
Leicester Nirvana v Tamworth 11.00
Milton Keynes College v Bedworth United 10.30
Boldmere St Michaels v Sutton Coldfield Town 10.30
Droitwich Spa G & B v Wychall Wanderers 10.30
Heath Hayes v Continental Star 10.30
Highgate United v Evesham United 10.30
Rushall Olympic v A F C Redditch 10.30
Worcester City v H O W Academy 10.30
Northfield Town v Whitnash Town
Smithswood Firs v Barnt Green Spartak
Knowle v Moors Academy

Tuesday Night’s Local Non-League Results

NPL Div One South – Leek Town 3-0 Bedworth United

MFL Prem – Coventry Sphinx OFF Stourport Swfits,

MFL 1 – Coventry Copsewood 0-4 Nuneaton Griff, Walsall Wood OFF Racing Club Warwick (3pm pitch inspection)

MFL 3 – FC Stratford OFF Continental Star


MFL Prem – Coventry United V Highgate United

MFL 1 – Coventry Alvis OFF Stafford Town

Tuesday & Wednesday’s Local Non-League Fixtures

NPL Div One South – Leek Town V Bedworth United

MFL Prem – Coventry Sphinx V Stourport Swfits,

MFL 1 – Coventry Copsewood V Nuneaton Griff, Walsall Wood V Racing Club Warwick (3pm pitch inspection)

MFL 3 – FC Stratford V Continental Star


MFL Prem – Coventry United V Highgate United

MFL 1 – Coventry Alvis V Stafford Town (7.30pm)