Sunday, 12 May 2013

Coventry Alliance - part 2

Brooklands / Jaguar 1-4 Stockton
Saturday 11th May 2013
Coventry Alliance Premier Division
Jaguar Sports & Social Club, off Browns Lane, Allesley, Coventry

Admission / programme: none
Attendance: 10 (head count)

For my second Coventry Alliance (CA) game in the space of a few days I decided to head towards Coventry itself, and more specifically the village of Allesley which is north west of the city centre. Again like my game on Thursday there was no mention of this fixture on the CA's football.mitoo page, but was again listed on Stockton FC's website who happened to be the opposition this afternoon.

Brooklands  / Jaguar Football Club play their home games at the Jaguar Sports & Social Club which is off Browns Lane, adjacent to a large new housing development. The sports & social club is home to a swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis courts and the football pitch, the latter of which is at the back of the building with access to the right. There are no pitch side facilities as it were, while the land is also a public right of way.

The game wasn't too bad with it being played in a mixture of glorious sunshine and heavy showers. The first half was fairly even, but I always felt that Stockton had the potential to be the better side. This was duly confirmed around the half hour mark when Carl Laws drilled the ball across the Brooklands keeper into the bottom corner of the goal. The second half started earlier than I expected and I missed Kyle Walker's equaliser on forty seven minutes. As the half worn on Stockton had enough chances to re-take the lead and put this game to bed. Their second goal of the afternoon came from one of their substitutes on 76 minutes but I missed it due to trying to take cover from the rain under some trees. From what I can gather it was a sweetly struck shot from twenty yards out. With the game coming into the last five minutes Stockton made sure of the points with a third goal. This came from their no. 9 whose shot from the edge of the area deceived the home keeper. To rub salt into the wounds Stockton added another goal in stoppage time which again came from their no. 9. 

47 photos of the venue and the game can be viewed in the following slideshow: Brooklands / Jaguar FC
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