League Two
Coventry3Notts County0

Coventry City 3-0 Notts County

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.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 13O'Brien
  • 2Grimmer
  • 15Hyam
  • 5McDonald
  • 3Stokes
  • 6Kelly
  • 8Doyle
  • 7Vincenti
  • 10McNultySubstituted forNazonat 86'minutes
  • 11Jones
  • 16BeavonSubstituted forBiamouat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Charles-Cook
  • 9Biamou
  • 12Pearson
  • 18Nazon
  • 20Kelly-Evans
  • 22Kelly-Evans
  • 31Stevenson

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 2Tootle
  • 5Duffy
  • 16Brisley
  • 23Jones
  • 11Hawkridge
  • 4HewittBooked at 76mins
  • 20WalkerSubstituted forMilsomat 58'minutes
  • 7Alessandra
  • 9Ameobi
  • 30SteadSubstituted forGrantat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Hollis
  • 10Grant
  • 17Smith
  • 19Hunt
  • 24Milsom
  • 26Saunders
  • 34Fitzsimons
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
10,350

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 3, Notts County 0.

Full Time

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

Goal!

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

Substitution, Coventry City. Duckens Nazon replaces Marc McNulty.

Delay in match Marc McNulty (Coventry City) because of an injury.

Goal!

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.

Booking

Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Maxime Biamou replaces Stuart Beavon.

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robert Milsom (Notts County).

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Coventry City).

Richard Duffy (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Peter Vincenti (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Jorge Grant replaces Jon Stead.

Attempt missed. Rod McDonald (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Shaun Brisley.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Alessandra (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Robert Milsom replaces Liam Walker.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Attempt missed. Jodi Jones (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Coventry City).

Lewis Alessandra (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Attempt blocked. Marc McNulty (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Chris Stokes (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton11008263
2Coventry11003033
3Accrington11003123
4Grimsby11003123
5Port Vale11003123
6Morecambe11002113
7Swindon11002113
8Exeter11001013
9Newport10103301
10Stevenage10103301
11Barnet10102201
12Crewe10102201
13Forest Green10102201
14Lincoln City10102201
15Mansfield10102201
16Wycombe10102201
17Carlisle100112-10
18Cheltenham100112-10
19Cambridge100101-10
20Chesterfield100113-20
21Colchester100113-20
22Crawley100113-20
23Notts County100103-30
24Yeovil100128-60
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