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Notts County 2-0 Swindon Town

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.

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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.

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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."

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Bialkowski
  • 2Dumbuya
  • 3SheehanBooked at 90mins
  • 4Liddle
  • 12MullinsBooked at 90mins
  • 26Hollis
  • 20Campbell-RyceBooked at 69mins
  • 21Thompson
  • 19MurrayBooked at 75minsSubstituted forMcGregorat 79'minutes
  • 16Spencer
  • 7GrealishSubstituted forTysonat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8McGregor
  • 17Waite
  • 23Speiss
  • 24Vela
  • 28Boucaud
  • 29Roberts
  • 39Tyson

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2ThompsonBooked at 90mins
  • 14McEveley
  • 3ByrneSubstituted forThompsonat 61'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 41Archibald-HenvilleBooked at 90mins
  • 40Stephens
  • 4Luongo
  • 24CoxBooked at 37minsSubstituted forGladwinat 77'minutes
  • 28SmithBooked at 90mins
  • 29BrancoSubstituted forStoreyat 71'minutes
  • 11Pritchard

Substitutes

  • 17Waldon
  • 19Thompson
  • 20Storey
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 33Barker
  • 39Gladwin
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
6,714

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 2, Swindon Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 2, Swindon Town 0.
Attempt missed. Alan Sheehan (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).
Gary Liddle (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jack Stephens (Swindon Town).
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Louis Thompson.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 2, Swindon Town 0. Callum McGregor (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.
Foul by Mustapha Dumbuya (Notts County).
Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).
Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).
Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Hayden Mullins (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

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

Booking

Michael Smith (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

Dismissal

Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) is shown the red card for fighting.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Troy Archibald-Henville.
Nathan Tyson (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town).
Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Nathan Tyson replaces Jack Grealish.
Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Alan Sheehan (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.
James Spencer (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jack Stephens (Swindon Town).
Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).
Jack Stephens (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Callum McGregor replaces Ronan Murray.
Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Ronan Murray (Notts County).
Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Ben Gladwin replaces Lee Cox.

Booking

Ronan Murray (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.
Ronan Murray (Notts County) has gone down, but that's a dive.
James Spencer (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).
Attempt missed. James Spencer (Notts County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Miles Storey replaces Raphael Rossi Branco.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

Booking

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Jack Stephens.
Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Ronan Murray (Notts County).
Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
James Spencer (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Louis Thompson replaces Nathan Byrne.
Foul by Jack Grealish (Notts County).
Jack Stephens (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Haydn Hollis (Notts County).
Michael Smith (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
goal

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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