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Bristol City 2-1 Notts County

Sam Baldock took advantage of some terrible defending to grab a late winner for Bristol City and ensure Notts County slipped into the League One relegation zone.

City led when Baldock netted his 24th goal of the season from close range.

But Notts deservedly drew level when Alan Sheehan's corner was powerfully headed home by Haydn Hollis.

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Post-match: Notts manager Derry

The visitors dominated the second half and missed several chances but Baldock's composed finish won it.

Baldock made the most of a poor Hollis header and then got the better of away goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski to score into an empty net.

Notts are now three points from safety while Bristol City are nine points clear of the drop zone.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Post-match: Bristol City's Cotterill

"Deep down, I thought we were safe after last week [after Walsall win].

"I don't know if it was a game we deserved to win but we're not going to make any apologies for it.

"There's been many a game since I've been here that we've really deserved to win and we haven't.

"It's a good three points and hopefully that nudges us further up the table."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 30Moore
  • 3Williams
  • 17CunninghamBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMoloneyat 45'minutes
  • 8Elliott
  • 35Osborne
  • 36Nosworthy
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 10Emmanuel-ThomasSubstituted forBarnettat 81'minutes
  • 24PatersonSubstituted forBurnsat 64'minutes
  • 9Baldock
  • 21PackBooked at 37mins

Substitutes

  • 2Moloney
  • 7Kelly
  • 14Reid
  • 19Pearson
  • 23Barnett
  • 27Burns
  • 32Richards

Notts County

  • 1Bialkowski
  • 21Thompson
  • 3Sheehan
  • 4Liddle
  • 26HollisBooked at 47mins
  • 12Mullins
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 7Grealish
  • 19Murray
  • 16Spencer
  • 24VelaSubstituted forMcGregorat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Dumbuya
  • 8McGregor
  • 17Waite
  • 23Speiss
  • 28Boucaud
  • 29Roberts
  • 39Tyson
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
13,427

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home19
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 2, Notts County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 2, Notts County 1.
Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Alan Sheehan (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Foul by Wade Elliott (Bristol City).
Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 2, Notts County 1. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.
Ronan Murray (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City).
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Hayden Mullins.
James Spencer (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Sam Baldock (Bristol City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Tyrone Barnett replaces Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
Attempt missed. Jack Grealish (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Brendan Moloney (Bristol City).
Attempt saved. Callum McGregor (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Foul by Ronan Murray (Notts County).
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Gary Liddle (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
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 Wes Burns (Bristol City).
Attempt blocked. James Spencer (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Callum McGregor replaces Joshua Vela.
Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).
Brendan Moloney (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Wes Burns replaces Martin Paterson.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Nyron Nosworthy.
Attempt blocked. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Brendan Moloney (Bristol City).
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Simon Moore.
Attempt saved. James Spencer (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Sam Baldock (Bristol City).
Curtis Thompson (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. James Spencer (Notts County) header from very close range is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
Foul by Derrick Williams (Bristol City).
James Spencer (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Martin Paterson (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Nyron Nosworthy (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jack Grealish.
Nyron Nosworthy (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

Booking

Haydn Hollis (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Haydn Hollis (Notts County).

Second Half

Second Half begins Bristol City 1, Notts County 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Brendan Moloney replaces Greg Cunningham.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bristol City 1, Notts County 1.
Delay in match Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) because of an injury.

Booking

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.
Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Greg Cunningham (Bristol City).
Attempt saved. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).
Martin Paterson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves4329955396
2Brentford4327973090
3Leyton Orient43231193880
4Rotherham43221382679
5Preston43211662279
6Peterborough4321418967
7Swindon4318916663
8Port Vale4318619-1260
9Sheff Utd42161115059
10MK Dons4317719058
11Walsall43141514257
12Crawley42141315-455
13Bradford43121714253
14Bristol City43121714153
15Gillingham4315622-1751
16Oldham42131118-1050
17Coventry43161116-249
18Colchester43111319-1246
19Tranmere43121021-2446
20Crewe43121021-2746
21Carlisle42111120-2644
22Notts County4313426-1643
23Shrewsbury4391420-1641
24Stevenage4310924-2339
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