League One
Notts CountyNotts County2ShrewsburyShrewsbury Town3
David McAllister

Dave McAllister was the hero as Shrewsbury fought back from two down to win at relegation rivals Notts County.

Jack Grealish struck early from close in, quickly followed by Alan Sheehan's penalty after Grealish was felled.

Jon Taylor reduced the arrears before the break with a neat strike, before Notts striker James Spencer was red-carded for elbowing Connor Goldson.

Taylor added his second when he lobbed Bartosz Bialkowski before McAllister notched his scrappy Shrewsbury winner.

Notts, now 23rd in the League One table, have lost five of their last six matches.

Shrewsbury's first victory since New Year's Day takes them back above Notts up to 22nd, within three points of safety.

McAllister's 70th-minute winner, just three minutes after Taylor's equaliser, also completed a Town double over Notts, Shrewsbury having also enjoyed a 1-0 win at the Greenhous Meadow in November, their last home win.

Town manager Mike Jackson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"The first 15 to 20 minutes we looked scared to death. Once again, we rode our luck. But, credit to them, we have stuck with it and somehow got a result.

"The win was never going to be simple. It was always going to be something like that.

"We have conceded two rough goals, and we can't keep doing that. Defensively we have been sound, but we weren't good enough in the first 20 minutes."

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Bialkowski
  • 24Freeman
  • 29RobertsSubstituted forMurrayat 75'minutes
  • 28BoucaudSubstituted forShowunmiat 90'minutes
  • 5Smith
  • 3SheehanBooked at 22mins
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 12Mullins
  • 16SpencerBooked at 44mins
  • 7Grealish
  • 8McGregorSubstituted forAppiahat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Showunmi
  • 15Appiah
  • 19Murray
  • 22Fotheringham
  • 23Speiss
  • 26Hollis
  • 32Dixon

Shrewsbury

  • 25Anyon
  • 22Woods
  • 27MillsBooked at 39mins
  • 8McAllister
  • 16Mkandawire
  • 18GoldsonBooked at 50mins
  • 11Taylor
  • 29Hall
  • 24Eaves
  • 19Mendez-LaingSubstituted forStoreyat 62'minutes
  • 17ParrySubstituted forGrandisonat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Weale
  • 2Grandison
  • 3Jacobson
  • 6Winfield
  • 20Storey
  • 26Atajic
  • 31Smith
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
5,424

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Notts County 2, Shrewsbury Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Notts County 2, Shrewsbury Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alan Sheehan (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jermaine Grandison replaces Paul Parry.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ronan Murray (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Ronan Murray (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by David McAllister (Shrewsbury Town).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Enoch Showunmi replaces Andre Boucaud.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Kieran Freeman (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kieran Freeman.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Ronan Murray replaces Gareth Roberts.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Grealish (Notts County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

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

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