Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Notts County

Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner celebrated 35 years in management with victory, the same way his long career started back in November 1978.

Adam Reach's fine strike wrapped up a hard-earned win against a Notts County side who remained rooted to the foot of the League One table.

Gozie Ugwu headed down Ryan Woods' 73rd-minute cross for fellow loan man Reach to thump home a low drive.

Notts have now lost all four games under their new manager Shaun Derry.

Town keeper Chris Weale had to make an early save when Marcus Haber was sent clear and he was also tested late on by Jack Grealish and Manny Smith.

But, despite being hampered by the late first-half loss of injured midfielder Aaron Wildig, Shrewsbury were the more dangerous side.

Notts keeper Bartosz Bialkowski saved from Wildig and Reach shot before striker Ugwu smashed a close-range effort against the underside of the bar, while home centre-half Darren Jones headed a corner just wide.

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Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"To finish the week with the three points has made it a pleasant afternoon.

"We had better passes and better crosses and I thought we had a good shape. There was some good build-up play at times, and we have played with a bit more confidence.

"It is very tight at the bottom - but you can only look after your own results.

"We have Oldham next up, on Tuesday night, and they turned us over in the JPT here earlier this season - but the way we have gone about it today we are more than capable of getting the three points."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1713222541
2Wolves1712412040
3Peterborough1710251032
4Brentford17944831
5Preston17872831
6Bradford177641127
7Swindon17827826
8Walsall17755426
9Port Vale17827026
10Rotherham17674225
11MK Dons16646322
12Coventry17944821
13Crawley17566-421
14Shrewsbury17476-219
15Oldham16538-318
16Gillingham17539-618
17Colchester17395-618
18Carlisle17467-1218
19Tranmere17458-1017
20Stevenage175210-1017
21Sheff Utd174310-1015
22Bristol City17287-514
23Crewe173410-2513
24Notts County173113-1410
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