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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

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Coventry City 1, Lincoln City 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Sam McCallum (Coventry City).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jake Hesketh (Lincoln City).

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by John Akinde (Lincoln City).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Maxime Biamou replaces Jordan Shipley.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by John Akinde (Lincoln City).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Liam Walsh.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Liam Walsh (Coventry City).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Josh Vickers.

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Jack Payne replaces Harry Anderson.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe21127230151543
2Peterborough21106543251836
3Ipswich20106429161336
4Bristol Rovers2010552925435
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
23Bolton184591441-275
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