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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.

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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
  • 29Rossi BrancoSubstituted 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.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves4530105863155100
2Brentford452710870432791
3Preston452316671442785
4Leyton Orient4524111082443883
5Rotherham452314884572783
6Peterborough452341872581473
7Swindon45199176257566
8Sheff Utd441712154544163
9MK Dons45179196262060
10Port Vale45186215973-1460
11Walsall451416154948158
12Bristol City451318146966357
13Bradford451317155553256
14Crawley441413174753-655
15Oldham441412184857-954
16Gillingham45157235978-1952
17Coventry451613167375-251
18Colchester451214195261-950
19Notts County45154266376-1349
20Crewe451212215279-2748
21Tranmere451211225177-2647
22Carlisle441111224373-3044
23Stevenage45119254670-2442
24Shrewsbury45914224364-2141
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