JACK­SON’S FIVE GOAL THRILLER

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Stu­art Dunn To com­ment on this match go to http://boards. footy­mad.net/

MIKE Jack­son over­saw a thriller in his first match as per­ma­nent Shrews­bury boss, but he had to do it the hard way with the strug­glers com­ing from two goals down against ten-man Notts County.

Jack­son, who on Fri­day was ap­pointed as Shrews man­ager un­til the end of the sea­son, had been in tem­po­rary charge since Jan­uary 22 fol­low­ing the de­par­ture of Gra­ham Turner.

But Jon Tay­lor’s dou­ble, ei­ther side of James Spencer’s send­ing off for County, and David McAl­lis­ter’s late win­ner earned the Shrews’ first three points since New Year’s Day.

“I left Jon Tay­lor out last week (against Port Vale) be­cause I didn’t think he did enough in the game against Sh­effield United,” said Jack­son.

“That was the re­sponse I wanted from him and Tom Eaves – I thought Tom was un­playable in the sec­ond half. That’s what it's got to be.

“I nearly had a heart at­tack on the side. The first 15, 20 min­utes we looked scared to death as we never did any­thing.

“But credit to them as they’ve stuck at it, come through it and we've got a re­sult.

“That win was never go­ing to be sim­ple. It was al­ways go­ing to be some­thing like that.

“At half time I said to them that I didn't want them just to pass the ball around the back. As we had an ex­tra man we needed to get it up to our front two and start caus­ing them a prob­lem.”

Jack Gre­al­ish open­ing the scor­ing on eight min­utes for County be­fore be­ing felled by Shrews cap­tain Tamika Mkan­dawire in the penalty area – Alan Shee­han stepped up to slot home his third goal of the sea­son from the spot.

Tay­lor re­duced the Shrews’ ar­rears on 32 min­utes and the vis­i­tors’ hopes were given a fur­ther boost when Notts’ striker Spencer was sent off just be­fore half-time for rashly el­bow­ing Con­nor Gold­son.

Tay­lor then got his sec­ond goal of the game on 67 min­utes be­fore McAl­lis­ter con­verted a scrappy win­ner three min­utes later.

Notts County boss Shaun Derry said: “There’s frus­tra­tion and anger, all the things that come with los­ing a 2-0 lead at home against a rel­e­ga­tion ri­val.

“Ev­ery time we’ve done well since I've been here it’s be­cause we’ve fol­lowed the rules that I put on them. As soon as they de­cide to be­come 11 in­di­vid­u­als again that’s where the prob­lem is.”

On the red card for Spencer, Derry added: “You know what he’s go­ing to do on the train­ing field and I didn't think for one minute he would be do­ing any­thing like that.

“That’s the ques­tion that I have to ask him be­cause I’m sure he doesn't even know why he did it now.

“In the heat of the mo­ment people do silly things but you have to har­bour those frus­tra­tions.

"If you’re get­ting hit by a cen­tre half you can’t do that. He’s let ev­ery­one down. At this level you’re bound to get knocks and

el­bows from the back.”

NOTTS COUNTY: (4-4-2): Bialkowski 6, Free­man 7, Roberts 6 (Mur­ray 75 6), Bou­caud 6 (Showunmi 90 N/A), Smith 6, Shee­han 7, Camp­bell-Ryce 7, Mullins 6, Spencer 4, Gre­al­ish 8, McGre­gor 6 (Ap­piah 46 6) Subs not used: Fother­ing­ham, Speiss, Hol­lis, Dixon SHREWS­BURY: (4-4-2): Anyon 5, Woods 6, Mills 6, McAl­lis­ter 8, Mkan­dawire 5, Gold­son 6, Tay­lor 9, Hall 6, Eaves 7, Men­dez-Laing 7 (Storey 62 6), Parry 6 (Gran­di­son 90 N/A) Subs not used: Weale, Ja­cob­son, Win­field, Ata­jic, Smith

PIC­TURES: John Sumpter

KILLER TOUCH: Jack Gre­al­ish puts County in front

PAY­ING PENALTY: Alan Shee­han scores from the spot for County

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