Notts County 2-0 Swindon Town

Alan Sheehan celebrates with Notts County team-mates

Notts County moved out of the League One relegation zone with a dramatic and crucial win over Swindon.

The Magpies took an early lead when Alan Sheehan rifled in Jack Grealish's cut-back home from the edge of the box.

Swindon played the closing minutes with nine men after Troy Archibald-Henville and Nathan Thompson were sent off.

Callum McGregor slotted into an empty net to seal the win, with Robins goalkeeper Wes Foderingham caught upfield after an attacking free-kick.

County's win moves them into 19th place, needing just a point from the last game of the season at Oldham to avoid relegation.

Swindon's Thompson was dismissed for two yellow cards, while Archibald-Henville saw red for an off-the-ball incident.

Notts County manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It's not over yet, I've been around the game too long to know that strange things do happen on the final day.

Shaun Derry

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Notts County manager Shaun Derry on Swindon win

"I want us to go away on the final day and do the job right.

"I've said to the lads, "let's finish the job". The boys have put us in this position - to get out of it on the final day - and I am really proud of them."

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"I don't think words can describe at the end what I've just seen. (I've been) watching football for 30 years and I've never seen anything like that. Disgrace to football in my opinion.

Mark Cooper

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Post-match: Swindon manager Cooper

"I thought he (the referee) was playing bingo, trying to get a full house with all our players being booked.

"They (Notts County) were right at it today. They deserve to stay up on that performance.

"I didn't think we produced enough in the final third. We never looked as if we were going to work them too much."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves453010555100
2Brentford45271082791
3Preston45231662785
4Leyton Orient452411103883
5Rotherham45231482783
6Peterborough45234181473
7Swindon4519917566
8Sheff Utd44171215163
9MK Dons4517919060
10Port Vale4518621-1460
11Walsall45141615158
12Bristol City45131814357
13Bradford45131715256
14Crawley44141317-655
15Oldham44141218-954
16Gillingham4515723-1952
17Coventry45161316-251
18Colchester45121419-950
19Notts County4515426-1349
20Crewe45121221-2748
21Tranmere45121122-2647
22Carlisle44111122-3044
23Stevenage4511925-2442
24Shrewsbury4591422-2141
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