High-flying Notts County extended their club record unbeaten away league run to 14 games with a 2-1 win at Coventry.

Andre Boucaud's 30-yarder into the bottom corner gave the Magpies a 39th-minute lead against the run of play.

Yoann Arquin then doubled Notts' lead five minutes from time with a fine curling effort.

Richard Wood pulled one back with an 88th-minute header from a John Fleck corner, but it could not prevent the Sky Blues' first defeat in five games.

Lee Hughes was booed after coming on as a second-half substitute for Notts, returning to Coventry for the first time since he was jailed for his involvement in a fatal car crash near the city over eight years ago.

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Sky Blues manager Mark Robins told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire:

"We'd have liked to have had the rub of the green. You've got to credit Notts County because they threw their bodies in front of the ball, but we created enough chances to win.

"The goal from Richard Wood was a great header to get us back into it, but it was too little, too late.

"We could have won. We need to be braver. They put us under pressure, but there were gaps there we could have exploited and we were a little bit lacklustre with our passing.

"At times, we're really naïve. We're a fairly young squad, but when we come up against senior professionals like that they know every trick in the book, and that little bit of experience told."

Notts County manager Keith Curle told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"The away support was again fantastic and very vocal. They have a team to be proud of.

"We try to play football and we earned the right to play football. But within that there's the horrible side of the game.

"We had to dig in at times during the game and we did that."

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90:00 +4:19 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:47

Andre Boucaud takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

90:00 +3:26

Foul by Nathan Cameron on Lee Hughes, free kick awarded. Jordan Stewart takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +2:50

Cody McDonald challenges Bartosz Bialkowski unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bartosz Bialkowski takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:29

Callum Ball takes a shot. Bartosz Bialkowski makes a save.

90:00 +1:30

Yoann Arquin concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Jennings. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:02

The referee penalises Callum Ball for handball. Free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

90:00 +0:17

Cody McDonald takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Eastham. Corner taken by John Fleck.

89:47

Foul by Yoann Arquin on John Fleck, free kick awarded. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

88:44

Inswinging corner taken by John Fleck from the right by-line, Unfair challenge on Bartosz Bialkowski by Richard Wood results in a free kick. Bartosz Bialkowski takes the direct free kick.

88:20

Franck Moussa takes a shot. Ashley Eastham gets a block in.

87:57

The referee blows for offside against Lee Hughes. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

86:52

John Fleck provided the assist for the goal.

86:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Wood - Coventry 1 - 2 Notts Co Richard Wood finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Coventry 1-2 Notts County.

85:46

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by John Fleck,

85:46 Substitution

Substitution Gavin Mahon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

85:46

Chris Hussey delivers the ball, Jeff Hughes manages to make a clearance.

84:36

David McGoldrick produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

83:15

Jeff Hughes provided the assist for the goal.

83:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Yoann Arquin - Coventry 0 - 2 Notts Co Goal scored by Yoann Arquin from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Coventry 0-2 Notts County.

82:51

John Fleck takes a shot. Blocked by Dean Leacock.

82:13

The ball is sent over by Jordan Clarke, Dean Leacock makes a clearance.

80:42

Jordan Clarke produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

79:24

The ball is crossed by Franck Moussa, save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

77:57 Substitution

Substitution Chris Hussey on for Jamie Reckord.

77:23 Substitution

Substitution Francois Zoko goes off and Lee Hughes comes on.

75:15

Direct free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

75:15 Booking

Booking The referee shows Nathan Cameron a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

74:22

Bartosz Bialkowski fouled by Nathan Cameron, the ref awards a free kick.

73:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Franck Moussa by Andre Boucaud. John Fleck crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

72:22

Corner taken by John Fleck, Dean Leacock makes a clearance.

70:54

Centre by David McGoldrick, clearance made by Ashley Eastham.

69:11

A cross is delivered by Jordan Clarke, Francois Zoko gets a block in.

67:39

Gary Liddle concedes a free kick for a foul on David McGoldrick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from John Fleck.

66:56

Yoann Arquin crosses the ball, clearance by Richard Wood.

65:59

The ball is sent over by Jordan Clarke, blocked by Jordan Stewart.

65:33

The ball is crossed by Jordan Stewart.

64:38

John Fleck takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jordan Stewart.

63:38

Free kick crossed by John Fleck, clearance made by Ashley Eastham.

63:38 Substitution

Substitution (Coventry) makes a substitution, with Cody McDonald coming on for James Bailey.

63:38

Francois Zoko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Clarke.

63:18

Jordan Stewart sends in a cross.

62:11

Yoann Arquin produces a cross. Francois Zoko takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

61:15

John Fleck produces a cross, clearance by Dean Leacock.

60:30

Francois Zoko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Clarke. David McGoldrick takes the free kick.

59:45 Substitution

Substitution Steven Jennings replaces Carl Baker.

59:19

A cross is delivered by Francois Zoko, Richard Wood manages to make a clearance.

58:50

Franck Moussa takes a shot. Ashley Eastham gets a block in.

56:36

Shot from just outside the area by James Bailey misses to the left of the target.

55:17

Ashley Eastham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Callum Ball. Strike on goal comes in from David McGoldrick from the free kick.

54:40

The ball is swung over by Neal Bishop, Francois Zoko has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

53:43

John Fleck delivers the ball, save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

52:18

Francois Zoko takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

51:05

A cross is delivered by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, save made by Joe Murphy.

50:44

The ball is swung over by Francois Zoko.

49:34

Callum Ball is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Bartosz Bialkowski takes the indirect free kick.

49:05

Callum Ball fouled by Dean Leacock, the ref awards a free kick. John Fleck restarts play with the free kick.

48:36

Effort from the edge of the area by Francois Zoko goes wide of the right-hand upright.

48:13

Centre by Yoann Arquin, Richard Wood makes a clearance.

47:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Stewart by Carl Baker. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Eastham.

47:10

Effort from outside the box by Yoann Arquin goes wide right of the target.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:13 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

44:54

John Fleck has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

42:33

Francois Zoko concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Clarke. Jordan Clarke takes the direct free kick.

41:54

The ball is delivered by Jordan Stewart, Jordan Clarke gets a block in.

41:05

Direct free kick taken by Jordan Stewart.

41:05 Booking

Booking The referee books James Bailey for unsporting behaviour.

40:45

Unfair challenge on Francois Zoko by James Bailey results in a free kick.

39:39

Franck Moussa takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

38:08

The assist for the goal came from Francois Zoko.

38:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Andre Boucaud - Coventry 0 - 1 Notts Co Andre Boucaud gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Coventry 0-1 Notts County.

37:14

The assistant referee signals for offside against John Fleck. Indirect free kick taken by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

35:56

John Fleck produces a cross, Jordan Stewart makes a clearance.

34:33

Neal Bishop challenges Franck Moussa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Reckord.

33:31

Carl Baker delivers the ball, save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

32:50

Jordan Stewart sends in a cross.

32:08

David McGoldrick challenges Jamal Campbell-Ryce unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jordan Stewart.

31:07

James Bailey crosses the ball.

28:32

Carl Baker delivers the ball, clearance by Neal Bishop.

27:09

The ball is sent over by Jordan Clarke, Francois Zoko challenges Jordan Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Carl Baker, David McGoldrick takes a shot. Blocked by Dean Leacock.

25:31

Unfair challenge on Francois Zoko by Jordan Clarke results in a free kick. Jamal Campbell-Ryce has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Joe Murphy.

23:04

Gary Liddle delivers the ball, blocked by John Fleck. Corner taken right-footed by Jamal Campbell-Ryce from the right by-line, Shot by Yoann Arquin from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

21:29

Unfair challenge on Callum Ball by Andre Boucaud results in a free kick. John Fleck delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Jordan Stewart makes a clearance.

20:59

Jamal Campbell-Ryce has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

19:31

Callum Ball takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski. Shot from close range by John Fleck misses to the left of the goal.

17:22

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by John Fleck from the right by-line, David McGoldrick takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

16:06

The ball is delivered by Jeff Hughes, Nathan Cameron manages to make a clearance.

15:47

The ball is delivered by Jordan Stewart, Richard Wood makes a clearance.

12:30

Carl Baker is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, save by Joe Murphy.

11:24

Carl Baker fouled by Andre Boucaud, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Cameron.

10:51

Foul by Jordan Clarke on Francois Zoko, free kick awarded. Jordan Stewart takes the direct free kick.

9:38

John Fleck concedes a free kick for a foul on Neal Bishop. Free kick crossed by Jordan Stewart, Richard Wood manages to make a clearance.

8:35

Shot from just outside the box by David McGoldrick misses to the right of the goal.

6:51

Effort from outside the box by Callum Ball goes wide right of the target.

4:57

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by John Fleck, Neal Bishop manages to make a clearance.

4:29

Gary Liddle concedes a free kick for a foul on John Fleck. Richard Wood takes the direct free kick.

3:18

John Fleck takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

2:00

Jeff Hughes takes a shot. Richard Wood gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Header from deep inside the area by Yoann Arquin goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

0:49

Jordan Clarke produces a cross.

0:00

The game begins.

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