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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Notts County

Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner

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.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Weale
  • 22Woods
  • 3Jacobson
  • 4Summerfield
  • 5Jones
  • 16Mkandawire
  • 17ParrySubstituted forGoldsonat 90'minutes
  • 15WildigSubstituted forWroeat 34'minutes
  • 20McAlinden
  • 7Ugwu
  • 23Reach

Substitutes

  • 6Winfield
  • 8McAllister
  • 10Wroe
  • 12McQuade
  • 14Marsden
  • 18Goldson
  • 25Anyon

Notts County

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Bialkowski
  • 24Freeman
  • 3Sheehan
  • 28BoucaudBooked at 31mins
  • 5Smith
  • 4Liddle
  • 8McGregorSubstituted forGrealishat 78'minutes
  • 16LabadieSubstituted forTempestat 62'minutes
  • 10Haynes
  • 12HaberSubstituted forShowunmiat 83'minutes
  • 20Campbell-Ryce

Substitutes

  • 7Grealish
  • 9Showunmi
  • 11Bell
  • 19Murray
  • 23Speiss
  • 25Tempest
  • 26Hollis
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
5,008

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away15
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Notts County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Notts County 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Enoch Showunmi (Notts County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Connor Goldson replaces Paul Parry.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Chris Weale.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Manny Smith (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  10. Post update

    Andre Boucaud (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Wroe (Shrewsbury Town).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Enoch Showunmi (Notts County).

  13. Post update

    Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Andre Boucaud.

  15. Post update

    Manny Smith (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Shrewsbury Town).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Enoch Showunmi replaces Marcus Haber.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kieran Freeman.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient17132239142541
2Wolves17124130102040
3Peterborough17102525151032
4Brentford179442517831
5Preston178722517831
6Bradford1776430191127
7Swindon178273224826
8Walsall177551915426
9Port Vale178272626026
10Rotherham176742422225
11MK Dons166462623322
12Coventry179443830821
13Crawley175661923-421
14Shrewsbury174761719-219
15Oldham165382023-318
16Gillingham175392026-618
17Colchester173951723-618
18Carlisle174671628-1218
19Tranmere174582131-1017
20Stevenage1752101626-1017
21Sheff Utd1743101525-1015
22Bristol City172872429-514
23Crewe1734101338-2513
24Notts County1731131731-1410
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