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Notts County 3-0 Coventry City

Hayden Mullins celebrate's Notts County's opening goal against Coventry

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."

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Bialkowski
  • 24Freeman
  • 29RobertsBooked at 60mins
  • 28Boucaud
  • 5Smith
  • 3Sheehan
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 12Mullins
  • 16Spencer
  • 7Grealish
  • 8McGregorSubstituted forAppiahat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Showunmi
  • 15Appiah
  • 21Thompson
  • 22Fotheringham
  • 23Speiss
  • 25Tempest
  • 26Hollis

Coventry

  • 1Murphy
  • 2Christie
  • 3Adams
  • 6C Thomas
  • 4Webster
  • 15Seaborne
  • 8BakerBooked at 38mins
  • 16BartonSubstituted forFleckat 45'minutes
  • 10Delfouneso
  • 14Moussa
  • 17DanielsSubstituted forMcGeouchat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Fleck
  • 11McGeouch
  • 13Burge
  • 19Willis
  • 24Clarke
  • 30Garner
  • 31Haynes
Referee:
Carl Berry
Attendance:
8,149

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 3, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

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

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

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

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

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Kieran Freeman.

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.

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

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

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

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

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

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Kwesi Appiah replaces Callum McGregor.

Foul by Andre Boucaud (Notts County).

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

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

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Andy Webster.

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

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

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

Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).

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

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by John Fleck.

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

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

Booking

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

Hand ball by Gareth Roberts (Notts County).

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

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

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

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

Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Coventry City).

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Notts County 2, Coventry City 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Dylan McGeouch replaces Billy Daniels.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. John Fleck replaces Adam Barton.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Brentford2919642463
2Wolves2918742961
3Leyton Orient2918653260
4Preston29151041255
5Rotherham2914961351
6Peterborough2915311948
7Walsall3012108746
8Swindon3013512844
9MK Dons2911612239
10Port Vale2812313-439
11Gillingham3111515-1138
12Coventry291388637
13Bradford297148435
14Colchester268108134
15Oldham309714-834
16Crawley257108-531
17Tranmere308715-1931
18Crewe308715-2431
19Notts County319319-1030
20Carlisle298615-1830
21Sheff Utd287813-1029
22Bristol City3051312-728
23Shrewsbury306915-1327
24Stevenage277416-1825
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