Coventry 3-0 Notts County: Jones treble sinks Magpies
Last Updated: 05/08/17 7:56pm
Jodi Jones scored a hat-trick as Coventry kicked off their Sky Bet League Two campaign with a convincing 3-0 win over Notts County.
They were made to work for the three points by a County 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, the Sky Blues hit 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.