Coventry City earned their first home win under new manager Mark Robins to climb out of the League One relegation zone.

Striker David McGoldrick's second goal of the season on the hour proved enough to beat managerless Bournemouth.

His shot into the bottom left corner handed a fourth straight defeat to the Cherries, who sacked Paul Groves on Wednesday.

It was the Sky Blues' first home league win since 24 March.

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Coventry boss Mark Robins told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"It was a game that was there for the taking and we didn't look like we were going to do that - it looked like we needed to put more tempo into it.

"The first half was really lacklustre but, in the second half, we needed the spark, Callum Ball gave us the spark and David McGoldrick got his toe on it. An unbelievable goal. To execute that kind of pass, that was a terrific ball.

"In the second half, we stretched the opposition and created a number of opportunities. But, at the end of it, we stumbled to a win, and we'll take that.

"I still want us to be more clinical. We've got to be better and the next two games coming up are going to test us. But we'll build on that as we go. It's a platform - two clean sheets and seven points out of nine."

Bournemouth first team coach Dennis Rofe told BBC Radio Solent:

"I thought it was a very even game in truth, I thought we did exactly what we set out to do in the first half.

"We had some opportunities to score which obviously has been the story of our season and we need to take those chances.

"I thought the players put in a real good shift for the club and the supporters and we have to be thankful for that."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Coventry

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Clarke
  • 05 Cameron
  • 24 Wood
  • 34 Reckord
  • 08 Baker
  • 10 Fleck
  • 16 Barton (Ball - 46' )
  • 32 Moussa
  • 38 Bailey
  • 31 McGoldrick (Elliott - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Dunn
  • 03 Hussey
  • 21 Christie
  • 35 Brown
  • 12 Jennings
  • 14 Elliott
  • 17 Ball

Bournemouth

  • 34 James
  • 02 Francis
  • 13 Elphick
  • 24 Addison
  • 07 Pugh
  • 11 Daniels
  • 16 MacDonald (Tubbs - 75' )
  • 26 Hughes
  • 35 Carmichael (Partington - 49' )
  • 22 Grabban
  • 28 Barnard (Fletcher - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Jalal
  • 03 Cook
  • 04 Zubar
  • 06 Partington
  • 32 O'Kane
  • 18 Tubbs
  • 33 Fletcher
Ref: Adcock
Att: 10,458

Match Stats

Shots

14 14

On target

9 7

Corners

3 8

Fouls

7 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:35 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:07

Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

90:00 +0:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Cameron by Matt Tubbs. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

89:27

A cross is delivered by Marc Pugh, Joe Murphy makes a save.

87:44 Substitution

Substitution Stephen Elliott replaces David McGoldrick.

86:43

Unfair challenge on Richard Wood by Steve Fletcher results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

84:07

Franck Moussa takes a shot. Tommy Elphick gets a block in.

82:10

Richard Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Franck Moussa. Free kick taken by Jamie Reckord.

79:14 Substitution

Substitution Lee Barnard goes off and Steve Fletcher comes on.

77:16

Marc Pugh is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jordan Clarke takes the free kick.

76:37

David McGoldrick produces a cross, David James makes a save. Foul by Franck Moussa on Simon Francis, free kick awarded. Richard Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

75:27

The referee blows for offside against Matt Tubbs. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.

74:20

Charlie Daniels crosses the ball in from the free kick.

74:20 Substitution

Substitution Matt Tubbs is brought on as a substitute for Shaun MacDonald.

74:20

Carl Baker concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Daniels.

73:48

A cross is delivered by Joe Partington. Shaun MacDonald takes a shot. Franck Moussa gets a block in.

71:39

Carl Baker has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

69:03

Richard Wood is adjudged to have handled the ball. John Fleck crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Shaun MacDonald. David McGoldrick takes a shot. Tommy Elphick gets a block in.

67:30

The official flags Lee Barnard offside. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

66:50

The ball is crossed by John Fleck, David James makes a save.

66:00

The ball is delivered by Charlie Daniels.

63:19

John Fleck delivers the ball, Shot by Carl Baker. Charlie Daniels gets a block in.

61:51

David McGoldrick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Daniels. Richard Hughes takes the direct free kick.

60:40

The assist for the goal came from Callum Ball.

60:40 Goal scored

Goal! - David McGoldrick - Coventry 1 - 0 Bournem'th David McGoldrick fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Coventry 1-0 Bournemouth.

60:23

Lewis Grabban produces a cross, save by Joe Murphy.

59:39

Lee Barnard takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.

58:48

Shaun MacDonald delivers the ball, Jamie Reckord manages to make a clearance. Corner from right by-line taken by Charlie Daniels.

58:29

Marc Pugh takes a shot. Nathan Cameron gets a block in.

56:33

The ball is sent over by Marc Pugh, blocked by Jordan Clarke. Corner taken by Charlie Daniels from the left by-line.

53:22

Foul by Jordan Clarke on Marc Pugh, free kick awarded. Charlie Daniels crosses the ball in from the free kick. Shaun MacDonald takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy. Corner from left by-line taken by Charlie Daniels.

52:35

Centre by Jamie Reckord, Header by Callum Ball from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

50:33

The ball is swung over by Jordan Clarke, clearance made by Miles Addison.

49:43

Corner taken by John Fleck played to the near post, Lewis Grabban makes a clearance.

48:48 Substitution

Substitution Josh Carmichael leaves the field to be replaced by Joe Partington.

47:42

Shot from 20 yards by David McGoldrick. Save by David James. Corner taken left-footed by John Fleck from the right by-line, Richard Wood takes a shot.

47:00

The assistant referee flags for offside against Callum Ball. David James takes the indirect free kick.

45:59

Franck Moussa takes a shot. Save by David James.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Callum Ball replaces Adam Barton.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:31

Richard Wood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Barnard. Direct free kick taken by Richard Hughes.

44:20

Charlie Daniels takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, James Bailey makes a clearance.

43:56

Richard Hughes takes a shot. Franck Moussa gets a block in.

42:27

Long range effort by James Bailey goes wide right of the target.

41:48

The ball is swung over by Carl Baker, Miles Addison manages to make a clearance.

41:03

Charlie Daniels crosses the ball.

40:43

Foul by Jordan Clarke on Shaun MacDonald, free kick awarded. Charlie Daniels takes the direct free kick.

39:35

The offside flag is raised against Carl Baker. David James takes the free kick.

38:14

John Fleck delivers the ball, clearance by Miles Addison.

37:52

Carl Baker crosses the ball, David James makes a save.

36:36

Foul by Josh Carmichael on John Fleck, free kick awarded. Jamie Reckord takes the free kick.

35:30

Shot from just outside the area by Adam Barton goes over the bar.

33:39

Josh Carmichael crosses the ball, save by Joe Murphy.

31:50

Marc Pugh fouled by Jordan Clarke, the ref awards a free kick. Marc Pugh delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Adam Barton manages to make a clearance.

30:59

Carl Baker sends in a cross, clearance by Miles Addison.

29:39

A cross is delivered by Charlie Daniels, Jordan Clarke gets a block in. Miles Addison challenges David McGoldrick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jordan Clarke.

27:41

Corner taken by Charlie Daniels, Lee Barnard produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

27:29

The ball is sent over by Simon Francis, Joe Murphy makes a save.

26:59

Effort from deep inside the area by Lewis Grabban misses to the right of the target.

25:39

Long range effort by Shaun MacDonald goes wide right of the net.

25:22

Simon Francis crosses the ball, Richard Wood makes a clearance.

24:20

The ball is delivered by Simon Francis, Jordan Clarke makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Charlie Daniels, clearance by David McGoldrick. The ball is crossed by Charlie Daniels, Richard Wood makes a clearance.

20:45

Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Daniels, Richard Wood makes a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Daniels, save by Joe Murphy.

20:08

Centre by John Fleck.

19:07

The ball is sent over by Marc Pugh, Richard Hughes takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Wood. Josh Carmichael produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

18:32

David McGoldrick takes a shot. Save by David James.

17:18

Centre by Josh Carmichael, save made by Joe Murphy.

10:07

The ball is crossed by Carl Baker, clearance by Tommy Elphick.

8:43

Franck Moussa takes a shot. Tommy Elphick gets a block in. The assistant referee signals for offside against David McGoldrick. David James takes the free kick.

7:51

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by John Fleck.

7:28

David McGoldrick takes a shot. Blocked by Tommy Elphick.

7:02

Carl Baker crosses the ball, Simon Francis makes a clearance.

6:11

Shaun MacDonald produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

5:38

The ball is crossed by Lewis Grabban, Headed effort on goal by Shaun MacDonald from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

4:29

The ball is delivered by Lee Barnard, save by Joe Murphy.

4:15

Lewis Grabban produces a cross, Adam Barton manages to make a clearance.

1:04

Josh Carmichael has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

0:13

The ball is sent over by David McGoldrick, save made by David James.

0:00

The match begins.

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