Match ends, Coventry City 3, Notts County 0.
Jodi Jones scored a hat-trick as Coventry kicked off their League Two campaign with a convincing win against Notts County.
The Sky Blues were made to work for the three points by a Notts side who had their chances to take something from the contest.
Visiting goalkeeper Adam Collin saved well at his near post to deny Michael Doyle on six minutes.
But Notts came into the game and enjoyed a good spell with Terry Hawkridge hitting the post seven minutes later, before Shaun Brisley flicked a header narrowly wide on 28 minutes.
It was a costly miss as, moments later, as the Sky Blues went the front through Jones, who slotted home into the bottom corner.
Dominic Hyam headed just over on the stroke of half-time as City ended the half strongly.
Coventry continued to dominate after the break with Mark McNulty and Rod McDonald both going close.
Jones then wrapped up the win with two goals on the counter attack in the final 10 minutes.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 10McNultySubstituted forNazonat 86'minutes
- 16BeavonSubstituted forBiamouat 73'minutes
- 4HewittBooked at 76mins
- 20WalkerSubstituted forMilsomat 58'minutes
- 30SteadSubstituted forGrantat 64'minutes
- Anthony Backhouse
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Coventry City 3, Notts County 0.
Goal! Coventry City 3, Notts County 0. Jodi Jones (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Maxime Biamou.
Foul by Peter Vincenti (Coventry City).
Matt Tootle (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Peter Vincenti (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jorge Grant (Notts County).
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.
Attempt blocked. Robert Milsom (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Jorge Grant (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Foul by Chris Stokes (Coventry City).
Jorge Grant (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Delay in match Chris Stokes (Coventry City) because of an injury.
Foul by Jack Grimmer (Coventry City).
Lewis Alessandra (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Coventry City. Duckens Nazon replaces Marc McNulty.
Delay in match Marc McNulty (Coventry City) because of an injury.
Goal! Coventry City 2, Notts County 0. Jodi Jones (Coventry City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Maxime Biamou.
Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Michael Doyle.