League One
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Coventry City 1-0 Lincoln City

Zain Westbrooke fired Coventry up to fifth in League One following a battling 1-0 win at home to Lincoln.

Midfielder Westbrooke's first-half strike proved the difference between the two sides as the Sky Blues ended a run of three league games without a win.

Jordan Shipley rifled a shot over the crossbar as Coventry started brightly, before Liam Kelly fired wide of the left upright.

Skipper Kelly went agonisingly close to putting the home team ahead but his shot was well-saved by goalkeeper Josh Vickers.

Liam Walsh shot over the crossbar from distance as Coventry forced the pace - and they were rewarded soon after when Westbrooke fired them into a 32nd-minute lead with his clinical strike.

Vickers could only parry Kelly's rasping drive and Westbrooke pounced for his first goal for nine games and his fourth of the season.

Shipley came close to doubling the lead just before half-time when he shot wide, before Vickers pulled off a fine fingertip save to tip Kelly's dipping effort over the crossbar.

Harry Anderson had a shot charged down for the visitors, but the hosts went close through the impressive Kelly and Matt Godden.

Walsh shot wide late on for Lincoln, but Coventry held on for maximum points.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Marosi
  • 4Rose
  • 5McFadzean
  • 15Hyam
  • 23Dabo
  • 6Kelly
  • 20Walsh
  • 31McCallum
  • 25Westbrooke
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forBiamouat 87'minutes
  • 24Godden

Substitutes

  • 3Mason
  • 7Jones
  • 8Allen
  • 9Biamou
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 13Wilson
  • 17O'Hare

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 16Bostwick
  • 6Bolger
  • 3Toffolo
  • 4O'ConnorSubstituted forAkindeat 64'minutes
  • 12Chapman
  • 26AndersonSubstituted forPayneat 73'minutes
  • 28Hesketh
  • 18Grant
  • 17Walker

Substitutes

  • 7Pett
  • 10Payne
  • 19Morrell
  • 20Connolly
  • 21Smith
  • 24Melbourne
  • 29Akinde
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
6,863

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home15
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Lincoln City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Lincoln City 0.

Foul by Sam McCallum (Coventry City).

Jake Hesketh (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Lincoln City. John Akinde tries a through ball, but Tyler Walker is caught offside.

Sam McCallum (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Hesketh (Lincoln City).

Hand ball by John Akinde (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Maxime Biamou replaces Jordan Shipley.

Attempt missed. Matt Godden (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Shipley.

Liam Walsh (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Akinde (Lincoln City).

Offside, Lincoln City. Ellis Chapman tries a through ball, but Cian Bolger is caught offside.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Liam Walsh.

Foul by Liam Walsh (Coventry City).

Jack Payne (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Josh Vickers.

Attempt saved. Matt Godden (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Shipley.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jack Payne replaces Harry Anderson.

Attempt missed. Liam Walsh (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Zain Westbrooke.

Foul by Sam McCallum (Coventry City).

Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Neal Eardley.

Foul by Sam McCallum (Coventry City).

Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Coventry City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. Assisted by Liam Walsh.

Foul by Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City).

Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. John Akinde replaces Michael O'Connor.

Attempt saved. Matt Godden (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Walsh.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Fankaty Dabo.

Foul by Sam McCallum (Coventry City).

Jake Hesketh (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Sam McCallum.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.

Attempt blocked. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Hesketh.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Jordan Shipley.

Attempt blocked. Tyler Walker (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Tyler Walker with a headed pass.

goal

As It Stood

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5Coventry2181032623334
6Oxford Utd2096538201833
7Blackpool218943024633
8Rotherham2195734231132
9Fleetwood199463326731
10Portsmouth208753024631
11Shrewsbury208751920-131
12Gillingham217772623328
13Sunderland197662521427
14Burton207672423127
15Doncaster186752721625
16Lincoln City2073102123-224
17Accrington215883031-123
18Rochdale2164112336-1322
19Wimbledon2155112532-720
20Tranmere2055102334-1120
21MK Dons2152141833-1517
22Southend2214172462-387
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