Coventry 3 Notts County 0: Ten man County struggle at the Sky Blues

Troubled Notts County travelled to Coventry’s ‘home’ at Sixfields on Saturday to see if they could make it two wins in two since Chris Kiwomya’s departure.

But the only thing that was proved was that Coventry should stay at Sixfields, their controversial home ground that they share with Northampton, to keep up their fantastic run. Already three points away from the League One play-offs – even with a 10 point pre-season deduction – Coventry showed just why they have a reputation as a good solid side.

Although the first half was going Coventry’s way, the referee was giving nothing to the Sky Blues, and the fans became a little restless, but they remained on top and took the lead through Leon Clarke.

After the goal Notts seemed to come back into it, with Bialkowski making a good few saves, until right on half time Danny Haynes was sent off for a high foot on Jordan Clarke. It was all downhill for County after that.

Starting the second half with ten men was always going to be tough, and two early goals by Leon Clarke again and Callum Wilson put the final nails in their coffin.

Notts left Coventry keeper Joe Murphy feeling cold in the November wind as they didn’t have one decent shot on goal and they are now bottom of the league again.

They’ll be wanting to appoint a new manager quickly to try and pull out 0f the bottom three as soon as possible.

Laura Hartley

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