Late strikes from striker Jake Cassidy and midfielder Andy Robinson saw Tranmere Rovers move back to top spot.

The game burst into life when Cassidy struck the ball home with the outside of his right foot from deep in the box.

Robinson then worked a one-two move with substitute Joe Thompson before finding the net from inside the area.

Coventry's best chance came when midfielder Carl Baker's header came back off the post following a cross by striker Stephen Eliott.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"I can't praise my team enough. We weren't at our best but we competed really well.

"They are a good side and they're going to be very close to getting promotion this season.

"It looked nailed on that it was going to be a mistake, but it happened to be a great bit of football for the first goal."

Sky Blues caretaker manager Richard Shaw told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"I felt we had done enough to get something out of the game today, but I'm standing here sounding like a broken record because it's been like that for the past couple of games.

"We didn't take our chances, we conceded two stupid goals and that is us in a nutshell at the moment.

"I can go through all of the usual stuff, but I'm disappointed. We conceded ridiculous goals, two schoolboy errors."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Tranmere

  • 01 fon Williams
  • 02 Holmes
  • 04 Taylor
  • 14 Bakayogo
  • 21 Gibson
  • 06 Palmer
  • 08 Wallace (Kirby - 90' )
  • 10 Robinson Booked (Harrison - 85' )
  • 09 Cassidy
  • 22 Bell-Baggie (Thompson - 73' )
  • 26 Akpa Akpro

Substitutes

  • 33 Mooney
  • 19 Kay
  • 23 Golobart
  • 07 Thompson
  • 12 Harrison
  • 15 Kirby
  • 16 Stockton

Coventry

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Clarke
  • 03 Hussey
  • 24 Wood
  • 25 Edjenguele
  • 08 Baker (McSheffrey - 73' )
  • 12 Jennings Booked (Fleck - 82' )
  • 15 Kilbane
  • 16 Barton
  • 14 Elliott (O'Donovan - 81' )
  • 31 McGoldrick

Substitutes

  • 13 Dunn
  • 35 Brown
  • 10 Fleck
  • 09 McDonald
  • 11 McSheffrey
  • 19 O'Donovan
  • 27 Daniels
Ref: D'Urso
Att: 6,087

Match Stats

Shots

6 7

On target

4 1

Corners

3 2

Fouls

11 17

Live Text Commentary

93:49 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:28

Unfair challenge on Danny Holmes by John Fleck results in a free kick. Danny Holmes restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Thompson by John Fleck. Danny Holmes takes the indirect free kick.

89:56 Substitution

Substitution James Wallace goes off and Jake Kirby comes on.

89:25

Gary McSheffrey produces a cross, clearance by James Wallace.

88:29

Unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey by James Wallace results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary McSheffrey.

87:28

Effort from long range by Jordan Clarke goes wide right of the target.

86:47

Liam Palmer concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary McSheffrey. Gary McSheffrey restarts play with the free kick.

84:26 Substitution

Substitution Andy Robinson goes off and Danny Harrison comes on.

83:42 Booking

Booking Booking for Andy Robinson.

82:32

Joe Thompson provided the assist for the goal.

82:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Robinson - Tranmere 2 - 0 Coventry Andy Robinson gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tranmere 2-0 Coventry.

81:36 Substitution

Substitution Steven Jennings goes off and John Fleck comes on.

80:08 Substitution

Substitution Roy O'Donovan on for Stephen Elliott.

78:49

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro provided the assist for the goal.

78:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Cassidy - Tranmere 1 - 0 Coventry Goal scored by Jake Cassidy from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tranmere 1-0 Coventry.

77:41

Unfair challenge on James Wallace by Gary McSheffrey results in a free kick. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

77:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Robinson on Steven Jennings. Direct free kick taken by Richard Wood.

76:15

The referee blows for offside against Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

75:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Clarke by Andy Robinson. Gary McSheffrey restarts play with the free kick.

72:44 Substitution

Substitution Gary McSheffrey joins the action as a substitute, replacing Carl Baker.

72:11 Substitution

Substitution (Tranmere) makes a substitution, with Joe Thompson coming on for Abdulai Bell-Baggie.

71:59

Centre by Carl Baker, clearance by Ash Taylor.

70:30

The ball is delivered by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, save by Joe Murphy.

69:31

Abdulai Bell-Baggie delivers the ball.

69:17

Centre by Zoumana Bakayogo, Chris Hussey makes a clearance.

68:44

Chris Hussey sends in a cross, Liam Palmer makes a clearance.

66:55

Jordan Clarke produces a cross, clearance made by James Wallace.

65:36

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

64:37

The ball is sent over by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, clearance by Richard Wood.

62:04

Adam Barton takes a shot. Save by Richard Wood. Short corner taken by Carl Baker.

60:28

Stephen Elliott produces a cross, Header from inside the area by Carl Baker bounces off the post.

59:31

Carl Baker produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

58:33

The ball is swung over by David McGoldrick, Adam Barton has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

55:31

The offside flag is raised against David McGoldrick. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

54:12

The assistant referee signals for offside against David McGoldrick. Owain Fon Williams takes the indirect free kick.

52:18

Danny Holmes challenges David McGoldrick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Carl Baker.

51:30

Andy Robinson takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Chris Hussey.

50:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by David McGoldrick on Ash Taylor. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

50:20

A cross is delivered by James Wallace.

49:48

Andy Robinson takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Kevin Kilbane.

49:37

The ball is crossed by Abdulai Bell-Baggie, clearance by Adam Barton.

49:14

Centre by Jake Cassidy, William Edjenguele makes a clearance.

48:38

Danny Holmes challenges David McGoldrick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Hussey.

47:59

The ball is swung over by Andy Robinson, Steven Jennings makes a clearance.

46:59

Foul by Kevin Kilbane on Andy Robinson, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Robinson.

46:29

David McGoldrick concedes a free kick for a foul on Ash Taylor. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

45:09

David McGoldrick is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:14 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +0:53

James Wallace challenges David McGoldrick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Elliott restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Gibson by David McGoldrick. Ben Gibson takes the indirect free kick.

42:32

Abdulai Bell-Baggie sends in a cross.

41:24

Abdulai Bell-Baggie fouled by Chris Hussey, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andy Robinson, clearance made by Richard Wood.

40:23

A cross is delivered by Danny Holmes, Jake Cassidy has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

39:15

The ball is crossed by Andy Robinson, save by Joe Murphy.

36:10

Kevin Kilbane concedes a free kick for a foul on Abdulai Bell-Baggie. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Robinson.

35:16 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Steven Jennings for unsporting behaviour.

34:50

Steven Jennings concedes a free kick for a foul on James Wallace. Danny Holmes takes the direct free kick.

32:12

Steven Jennings gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Robinson. Andy Robinson takes the indirect free kick.

31:14

Ash Taylor fouled by Kevin Kilbane, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Zoumana Bakayogo.

29:50

The offside flag is raised against David McGoldrick. Owain Fon Williams takes the indirect free kick.

29:38

Chris Hussey produces a cross, Ash Taylor makes a clearance.

28:56

James Wallace concedes a free kick for a foul on David McGoldrick. Richard Wood restarts play with the free kick.

28:23

Andy Robinson takes a shot. Richard Wood gets a block in.

27:57

Andy Robinson takes a short corner.

26:48

Unfair challenge on William Edjenguele by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Steven Jennings.

26:31

The ball is crossed by Jordan Clarke, save by Owain Fon Williams.

24:06

David McGoldrick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Gibson. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Gibson.

22:47

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Clarke. Kevin Kilbane takes the free kick.

21:53

Effort on goal by Liam Palmer from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

20:06

Chris Hussey crosses the ball.

17:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Hussey on Abdulai Bell-Baggie. Andy Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

16:44

The ball is crossed by Ben Gibson, clearance made by William Edjenguele.

16:08

Adam Barton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Wallace. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Holmes.

14:00

Chris Hussey crosses the ball, save made by Owain Fon Williams.

12:51

Ash Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David McGoldrick. Indirect free kick taken by David McGoldrick.

12:10

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro is caught offside. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

11:16

Carl Baker produces a cross.

10:52

The ball is swung over by Chris Hussey, clearance made by Ash Taylor.

9:00

Carl Baker takes a short corner, clearance by Liam Palmer.

8:40

Carl Baker takes a shot.

7:38

Centre by Kevin Kilbane.

6:22

Carl Baker sends in a cross, save by Owain Fon Williams.

3:48

David McGoldrick has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

2:02

Andy Robinson takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

1:26

Andy Robinson fouled by Steven Jennings, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by James Wallace.

0:30

Danny Holmes crosses the ball.

0:12

Unfair challenge on Danny Holmes by Kevin Kilbane results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Holmes.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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