Notts County moved out of the League One relegation zone thanks to a comfortable home win over Coventry.

The Magpies took the lead on 13 minutes when Hayden Mullins emphatically met a Jamal Campbell-Ryce centre.

James Spencer's classy 30-yard strike extended their lead just after the half-hour mark.

And County skipper Alan Sheehan wrapped up the win from the penalty spot after Campbell-Ryce was brought down in the area three minutes from time.

The home side moved up to 19th in the table and one point clear of the drop zone, while Coventry's defeat left them 11 points off the play-off places.

VIEW FROM THE CHANGING ROOM

Sky Blues manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"It's not often that I say this about my own team, but they looked hungrier than us today. The intensity of our work, especially in the first half, wasn't good enough.

"The other aspect of it was that we lacked a focal point, we couldn't get any level of momentum. Overall, it was a disappointing performance from us.

"I was brought here to try and change a culture and bring a winning mentality to the club, and I think we have progressed in that manner. But we can't be a team which does it once every two matches, it's got to be every single week, and the players are aware of that.

"It will fester with me all week, and that's the truth."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (3)

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 24 Freeman
  • 29 Roberts Booked
  • 28 Boucaud
  • 05 Smith
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 12 Mullins
  • 16 Spencer
  • 07 Grealish
  • 08 McGregor (Appiah - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Showunmi
  • 15 Appiah
  • 21 Thompson
  • 22 Fotheringham
  • 23 Speiss
  • 25 Tempest
  • 26 Hollis

Coventry City

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Christie
  • 03 Adams
  • 06 Thomas
  • 04 Webster
  • 15 Seaborne
  • 08 Baker Booked
  • 16 Barton (Fleck - 45' )
  • 10 Delfouneso
  • 14 Moussa
  • 17 Daniels (McGeouch - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Fleck
  • 11 McGeouch
  • 13 Burge
  • 19 Willis
  • 24 Clarke
  • 30 Garner
  • 31 Haynes
Ref: Carl Berry
Att: 8,149

Match Stats

Shots

10 4

On target

4 1

Corners

7 3

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Notts County 3, Coventry City 0.

90:00 +2:08 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Notts County 3, Coventry City 0.

90:00 +1:43

Attempt missed. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) header from very close range is too high.

90:00 +1:30

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

90:00 +1:14

Attempt saved. Blair Adams (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

90:00 +0:53

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Kieran Freeman.

86:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Notts County 3, Coventry City 0. Alan Sheehan (Notts County) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

86:17

Penalty Notts County. Jamal Campbell-Ryce draws a foul in the penalty area.

86:17

Penalty conceded by Blair Adams (Coventry City) after a foul in the penalty area.

84:51

Attempt missed. Hayden Mullins (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

82:55

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

82:55

Conor Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

79:53

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

77:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Kwesi Appiah replaces Callum McGregor.

75:15

Foul by Andre Boucaud (Notts County).

75:15

Nathan Delfouneso (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:19

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:19

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

70:12

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Andy Webster.

69:28

Attempt missed. Manny Smith (Notts County) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

68:35

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

68:04

James Spencer (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:04

Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).

64:59

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

62:52

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by John Fleck.

61:36

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

61:36

Andy Webster (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:28 Booking

Booking Gareth Roberts (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

59:17

Hand ball by Gareth Roberts (Notts County).

58:41

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

53:55

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

53:55

Andy Webster (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:08

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

51:20

Alan Sheehan (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

51:20

Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Coventry City).

48:06

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

48:06

Blair Adams (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Notts County 2, Coventry City 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Dylan McGeouch replaces Billy Daniels.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. John Fleck replaces Adam Barton.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Notts County 2, Coventry City 0.

45:00 +0:53

Foul by Hayden Mullins (Notts County).

45:00 +0:53

Adam Barton (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:16

Attempt missed. Callum McGregor (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

40:37

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Blair Adams.

37:38 Booking

Booking Carl Baker (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

37:24

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:24

Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry City).

32:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Notts County 2, Coventry City 0. James Spencer (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

28:10

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

28:10

Andy Webster (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:20

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

27:00

Blair Adams (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:59

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

23:36

Attempt missed. Manny Smith (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

23:11

Attempt saved. Alan Sheehan (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

22:26

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Andy Webster.

19:00

Kieran Freeman (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:57

Foul by Billy Daniels (Coventry City).

16:00

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:55

Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry City).

14:26

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:26

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

13:50

Attempt missed. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

12:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Notts County 1, Coventry City 0. Hayden Mullins (Notts County) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal.

11:15

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

11:15

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:04

Attempt missed. Callum McGregor (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

4:18

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

4:18

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:57

Attempt missed. Nathan Delfouneso (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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