M McNulty (87 pen)
J Forte (49)
Coventry vs Notts Co
Sky Bet League Two Play-Offs Semi-Final
7:30pm Saturday 12th May
COVENTRY 1-1 NOTTS COUNTY
90+8: FULL-TIME! What an ending, what a game. Great drama on a night where it would've been easy not to have any, with a rain-sodden pitch at the Ricoh not conducive to any good football.
But even with that, these two sides played out a fine game of football which probably deserved to end on level terms, but was Notts County's for the taking until Gavin Ward made a horrendous call to give Coventry a late penalty to level the game up.
We go back to Meadow Lane with it all to play for, and both of these sides still fancying their chances of a trip to Wembley.
90: SIX minutes added on. Any more late drama to come?
89: CLOSE! From the free-kick, the ball is sent in by Doyle, and it falls for Davies who flashes a shot beyond the post. That would have been mighty cruel on Notts County.
88: YELLOW! Another yellow for County, with O'Connor letting his frustrations bubble over.
87: YELLOW! Duffy is booked for his protests against that decision, not that it'll do him much good.
GOAL! COVENTRY 1-1 NOTTS COUNTY (McNulty 87)
McNulty levels with a penalty that should never have been. Tootle wins the ball fairly from Bayliss, and is anyone expecting a penalty? it doesn't look like it, but Gavin Ward points to the spot.
McNulty is the kind of man you would want to be putting that on the spot from 12 yards - and he sends Collin the wrong way to level.
COVENTRY 0-1 NOTTS COUNTY
86: PENALTY TO COVENTRY!
85: Hewitt battles a little too eagerly to win the ball, giving away a foul as he runs into Doyle deep in the Coventry half. Free-kick to the hosts, with time rapidly running out.
83: SUB! Clarke-Harris comes on for Biamou for the final minutes, with Stead off the pitch receiving treatment after taking a knock. He'll be fine to come back on.
81: County work it forward down the right and have Forte and Stead in the middle, but Alessandra's cross isn't a good one and easy for Burge.
79: Notts County are standing strong as Coventry press for an equaliser, and looking to catch Coventry out too on the break. Collin just hasn't had enough to do from Mark Robins' point of view, his only tough save from Brisley's near own-goal before half-time.
77: SUB! O'Connor, who is still recovering from a year with a knee injury, comes on and takes the captain's armband as Noble goes off.
77: An awful delivery from Grant is easily dealt with by Biamou on the edge of the box.
76: YELLOW! Hyam becomes the latest player to enter the book, pulling back Forte midway inside the Coventry half. A good position to lift one into the area for County...
74: YELLOW! Grant enters the book for a silly challenge on Grimmer out on the Coventry right, sliding in and getting nowhere near the ball. Kelly delivers, and McNulty heads it goalwards, only for Jones to thwart him yet again and nod it behind.
73: BLOCK! Alessandra receives the knock-down from Stead once County go for the high route again, and the ball sits up perfectly for him to strike across goal only for Biamou of all people to get back and tackle.
71: SUB! Ponticelli is on for Shipley, with one Coventry academy product replacing another. There's a goal in him, and Coventry need one.
70: Davis finds McNulty with a wonderful take, but Jones gets back with a brilliant challenge out of nowhere to take the ball off his toes and alleviate the pressure, allowing County to clear.
67: CLOSE! Bayliss shows some very, very tricky feet to Hewitt and Duffy, before taking aim from a fairly tight angle with a shot which is a fair way wide. He's not had a bad game tonight though, the youngster.
65: Brisley just catches Biamou with a loose elbow when the two contest a header. There's nothing in it, but he's down for treatment and should be ok.
62: Mark Robins has done a great job at Coventry this season - but not so well when they've conceded the first goal. The Sky Blues have only picked up one point in the seven games they've conceded first at the Rico Arena.
61: Forte gives away the ball in midfield very lazily, and Coventry work it forward quickly. Shipiley, for whatever reason with five goals in 38 games this season, takes aim from 30 yards and, surprisingly, is miles off.
59: CORNER! Coventry win themselves a corner, but the inswinger is headed away easily by Brisley and almost catches Forte on the break as County clear.
GOAL! COVENTRY 0-1 NOTTS COUNTY (Forte 49)
What a peach of an opener! Jones wins the ball back from Grimmer with a meaty challenge, gets straight back on his feet and from the byline crosses low into the six-yard box.
Forte is there, facing the ball, and turns it goalwards at the near post with an exquisite back-heel which Burge has precious little chance of stopping. Fantastic.
COVENTRY 0-0 NOTTS COUNTY
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45+2: HALF-TIME! An entertaining opening half at the Ricoh Arena, especially considering the conditions, ends goalless - but there's no short of chances.
McNulty could've put Coventry ahead early on but saw his effort ricochet out off the post, while Jones came close for Notts County but just missed the far stick from the visitors' best effort.
30: My my. Stokes has got to be careful. He gets shoved by Tootle as he goes to pick up a ball through from the middle, and while he wins the foul he's absolutely apoplectic that the Notts County man isn't booked.
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