Match ends, Coventry City 1, Lincoln City 0.
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.
- 26ShipleySubstituted forBiamouat 87'minutes
- 4O'ConnorSubstituted forAkindeat 64'minutes
- 26AndersonSubstituted forPayneat 73'minutes
- Darren Handley
- Shots on Target
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, 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, Lincoln City. Jack Payne replaces Harry Anderson.