Notts County’s fight for survival continues

Notts-county-pic-photoshopNotts County moved closer to safety, after a 2-0 win against Swindon on Saturday leaves the Magpies two points from relegation.

 

County Manager Shaun Derry will undoubtedly be proud of his team’s display as the Magpies moved into 19th place in the table.

It’s still all to play for as the men from Meadow Lane are only two points clear with one game of the League One season left to play.

The Notts County bench erupted as McGregor slotted home his injury-time goal.

The Notts County bench erupted as McGregor slotted home his injury-time goal.

9-men Swindon

Notts County took the lead early on, with a neat finish by Alex Sheehan, but the points weren’t wrapped up until the 90th minute, when Callum Mcgregor slotted in to an empty net.

The home-side were helped by their opponents, as Swindon Town went down to 9 men following a melee which saw the dismissal’s of Thompson and Archibald-Henville.

“It’s not over yet” – Shaun Derry, Notts County Manager

Magpies boss Shaun Derry knows anything could happen with one game left to play. He said: “It’s not over yet, I’ve been around the game too long to know that strange things do happen on the final day.”

With Shrewsbury and Stevenage already guaranteed relegation to League Two, the final drop-zone slots could be filled by any two of five teams.

9 points separate the bottom 7 teams in League One

9 points separate the bottom 7 teams in League One

The Great Escape

To remain in League One, County only need one point from their final game of the season which sees them travel to 15th-placed Oldham.

Notts County's last game of the season see's them face Oldham Athletic

Notts County’s last game of the season see’s them face Oldham Athletic

The last time The Magpies faced Oldham in the league was in October when the then-manager-less County won 3-2 to climb off the foot of the table.

Shaun Derry took charge of the club in November, following the dismissal of Chris Kiwomya, when many resigned them to the drop-zone.

Damian Irvine, the commercial Director for Notts County FC  tells us how Derry’s impact revitalised the club at a crucial point in the season.

 

 

The Magpie’s have already sold over 2,000 tickets for their last game. The remainder can be found here.

 

About Ben Baldwin

MA Broadcast Journalism Student, Nottingham Trent University.
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