Dave McAllister was the hero as Shrewsbury fought back from two down to win at relegation rivals Notts County.

Jack Grealish struck early from close in, quickly followed by Alan Sheehan's penalty after Grealish was felled.

Jon Taylor reduced the arrears before the break with a neat strike, before Notts striker James Spencer was red-carded for elbowing Connor Goldson.

Taylor added his second when he lobbed Bartosz Bialkowski before McAllister notched his scrappy Shrewsbury winner.

  • Shrewsbury Town ended a run of three straight away defeats, but they are still without a home win in three months.

Notts, now 23rd in the League One table, have lost five of their last six matches.

Shrewsbury's first victory since New Year's Day takes them back above Notts up to 22nd, within three points of safety.

McAllister's 70th-minute winner, just three minutes after Taylor's equaliser, also completed a Town double over Notts, Shrewsbury having also enjoyed a 1-0 win at the Greenhous Meadow in November, their last home win.

Town manager Mike Jackson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"The first 15 to 20 minutes we looked scared to death. Once again, we rode our luck. But, credit to them, we have stuck with it and somehow got a result.

"The win was never going to be simple. It was always going to be something like that.

"We have conceded two rough goals, and we can't keep doing that. Defensively we have been sound, but we weren't good enough in the first 20 minutes."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 24 Freeman
  • 29 Roberts (Murray - 75' )
  • 28 Boucaud (Showunmi - 90' )
  • 05 Smith
  • 03 Sheehan Booked
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 12 Mullins
  • 16 Spencer Dismissed
  • 07 Grealish
  • 08 McGregor (Appiah - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Showunmi
  • 15 Appiah
  • 19 Murray
  • 22 Fotheringham
  • 23 Speiss
  • 26 Hollis
  • 32 Dixon

Shrewsbury Town

  • 25 Anyon
  • 22 Woods
  • 27 Mills Booked
  • 08 McAllister
  • 16 Mkandawire
  • 18 Goldson Booked
  • 11 Taylor
  • 29 Hall
  • 24 Eaves
  • 19 Mendez-Laing (Storey - 62' )
  • 17 Parry (Grandison - 94' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Weale
  • 02 Grandison
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 06 Winfield
  • 20 Storey
  • 26 Atajic
  • 31 Smith
Ref: Seb Stockbridge
Att: 5,424

Match Stats

Shots

14 13

On target

6 5

Corners

4 2

Fouls

9 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Notts County 2, Shrewsbury Town 3.

90:00 +5:04 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Notts County 2, Shrewsbury Town 3.

90:00 +4:51

Attempt blocked. Alan Sheehan (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +4:09

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +4:09

Foul by Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town).

90:00 +3:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jermaine Grandison replaces Paul Parry.

90:00 +2:53

Attempt missed. Ronan Murray (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +2:31

Ronan Murray (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:31

Foul by David McAllister (Shrewsbury Town).

89:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Enoch Showunmi replaces Andre Boucaud.

86:19

Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

83:35

Kieran Freeman (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:35

Foul by Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town).

80:55

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kieran Freeman.

79:56

Attempt saved. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

78:08

Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

75:37

Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

74:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Ronan Murray replaces Gareth Roberts.

73:49

Attempt missed. Jack Grealish (Notts County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

73:13

Attempt blocked. Jack Grealish (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

71:35

Kieran Freeman (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

71:35

Foul by Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town).

70:36

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

69:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Notts County 2, Shrewsbury Town 3. David McAllister (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

68:38

Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) hits the bar with a header from the left side of the six yard box.

67:44

Foul by Kieran Freeman (Notts County).

67:44

Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Notts County 2, Shrewsbury Town 2. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Tom Eaves.

62:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Miles Storey replaces Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

61:43

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

61:43

Asa Hall (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:17

Attempt saved. Andre Boucaud (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

60:08

Foul by Jack Grealish (Notts County).

60:08

Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52:59

Attempt blocked. Asa Hall (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

50:58

Attempt missed. Jack Grealish (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

49:17 Booking

Booking Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

49:07

Kwesi Appiah (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:07

Foul by Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town).

45:00

Second Half begins Notts County 2, Shrewsbury Town 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Kwesi Appiah replaces Callum McGregor.

45:00 +4:12 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Notts County 2, Shrewsbury Town 1.

45:00 +2:38

Attempt missed. Alan Sheehan (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

45:00 +2:09

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +2:09

Foul by Joseph Mills (Shrewsbury Town).

43:08 Dismissal

Dismissal James Spencer (Notts County) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

43:03

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

43:03

Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:03

Bartosz Bialkowski (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:03

Foul by Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town).

41:29

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Andre Boucaud.

41:02

Attempt missed. Andre Boucaud (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

40:17

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:17

Foul by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town).

38:08 Booking

Booking Joseph Mills (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

38:00

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:56

Foul by Joseph Mills (Shrewsbury Town).

36:27

Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

36:10

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

36:10

Asa Hall (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:49

Attempt saved. Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

35:19

Foul by Manny Smith (Notts County).

35:19

Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:00

Asa Hall (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:55

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

32:53

Hand ball by James Spencer (Notts County).

32:24

Alan Sheehan (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:24

Foul by Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town).

31:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Notts County 2, Shrewsbury Town 1. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Eaves.

30:44

Gareth Roberts (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:44

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Shrewsbury Town).

30:00

Attempt blocked. Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

27:25

Attempt blocked. Hayden Mullins (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

26:34

Hayden Mullins (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:34

Foul by Asa Hall (Shrewsbury Town).

25:31

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Joe Anyon.

25:14

Attempt saved. James Spencer (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

21:31 Booking

Booking Alan Sheehan (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

21:23

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

21:23

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:43

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

18:00

Kieran Freeman (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:00

Foul by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town).

13:25

Callum McGregor (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:25

Foul by Tamika Mkandawire (Shrewsbury Town).

12:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Notts County 2, Shrewsbury Town 0. Alan Sheehan (Notts County) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

11:35

Penalty Notts County. Jack Grealish draws a foul in the penalty area.

11:35

Penalty conceded by Tamika Mkandawire (Shrewsbury Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

11:14

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Connor Goldson.

10:17

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

8:35

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:35

Foul by Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town).

8:12

Attempt saved. James Spencer (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

7:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Notts County 1, Shrewsbury Town 0. Jack Grealish (Notts County) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kieran Freeman with a cross.

2:58

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Paul Parry.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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