Bolton 1-0 Coventry: Zach Clough on target again
Last Updated: 23/11/16 8:49am
Zach Clough netted his sixth goal in eight games but high flying Bolton were made to work hard for their 1-0 Sky Bet League One win over Coventry at the Macron Stadium.
Clough's 11th minute lob gave Wanderers a perfect start and the visitors were then indebted to Lee Burge for keeping them in the contest.
The City keeper saved from Gary Madine, Josh Vela and Clough on a night when former player and coach, Gary Speed, was honoured with a minute's applause by Wanderers fans.
But if Burge excelled in the opening period, opposite number Ben Alnwick came to the Trotters' rescue in the second.
Having already denied Kyel Reid before the break, Alnwick saved superbly from Lewis Page plus substitutes, Jodi Jones and Ruben Lameiras.
Bolton's best moment of the second half was Clough's 25-yard free kick tipped onto the post and away to safety by the outstanding Burge.
Coventry, beaten for only the third time in 13 league and cup games, poured forward in search of a late equaliser. Instead, Phil Parkinson's side held on for their first home win over the Sky Blues since 1965.