Match ends, Notts County 3, Coventry City 0.
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."
- 29RobertsBooked at 60mins
- 8McGregorSubstituted forAppiahat 78'minutes
- 8BakerBooked at 38mins
- 16BartonSubstituted forFleckat 45'minutes
- 17DanielsSubstituted forMcGeouchat 45'minutes
- Carl Berry
- Shots on Target
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! 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, 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.