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Notts County 2-3 Shrewsbury Town

David McAllister

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.

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."

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Bialkowski
  • 24Freeman
  • 29RobertsSubstituted forMurrayat 75'minutes
  • 28BoucaudSubstituted forShowunmiat 90'minutes
  • 5Smith
  • 3SheehanBooked at 22mins
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 12Mullins
  • 16SpencerBooked at 44mins
  • 7Grealish
  • 8McGregorSubstituted forAppiahat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Showunmi
  • 15Appiah
  • 19Murray
  • 22Fotheringham
  • 23Speiss
  • 26Hollis
  • 32Dixon

Shrewsbury

  • 25Anyon
  • 22Woods
  • 27MillsBooked at 39mins
  • 8McAllister
  • 16Mkandawire
  • 18GoldsonBooked at 50mins
  • 11Taylor
  • 29Hall
  • 24Eaves
  • 19Mendez-LaingSubstituted forStoreyat 62'minutes
  • 17ParrySubstituted forGrandisonat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Weale
  • 2Grandison
  • 3Jacobson
  • 6Winfield
  • 20Storey
  • 26Atajic
  • 31Smith
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
5,424

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 2, Shrewsbury Town 3.

Full Time

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

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

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

Foul by Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jermaine Grandison replaces Paul Parry.

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

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

Foul by David McAllister (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Enoch Showunmi replaces Andre Boucaud.

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

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

Foul by Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kieran Freeman.

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Ronan Murray replaces Gareth Roberts.

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

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

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

Foul by Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

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.

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

Foul by Kieran Freeman (Notts County).

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

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.

Substitution

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

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

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

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

Foul by Jack Grealish (Notts County).

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

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

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.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Notts County 2, Shrewsbury Town 1.

goal

As It Stood

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1Leyton Orient33207666323467
2Wolves31207454203467
3Brentford31206554312366
4Preston321612443301360
5Rotherham31169655401557
6Peterborough311641151411052
7Walsall32121193731647
8Swindon32136134943645
9MK Dons32127134644243
10Port Vale32134154449-543
11Bradford3291494338541
12Gillingham33115174255-1338
13Coventry31138105956337
14Oldham32107153644-837
15Carlisle32106163754-1736
16Colchester29811103638-235
17Sheff Utd3098133238-635
18Tranmere3298153855-1735
19Crawley2681083135-434
20Crewe3297163761-2434
21Bristol City33614134755-832
22Shrewsbury32710153143-1231
23Notts County3393214255-1330
24Stevenage3074192850-2225
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