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Match Report | Shrewsbury Town 1 - 1 Notts County

29 July 2023

Match Reports

Match Report | Shrewsbury Town 1 - 1 Notts County

29 July 2023

Daniel Udoh scored his first goal since suffering a serious knee injury as Shrewsbury played out a 1-1 draw with Notts County in a pre-season friendly.

After Udoh’s impressive opener, County drew level thanks to a goal from striker David McGoldrick. 

And in the second half, Town had multiple chances to win the game with striker Ryan Bowman twice denied by goalkeeper Aidan Stone while Carl Winchester also went close.

In the end, though, Matt Taylor's side had to settle for a draw in what was our final friendly before the season kicks off in seven days.

Head coach Taylor named a strong side for the visit of Notts County - who won promotion from the National League last season.  

Sticking with a 3-5-2 formation, Joe Anderson made his first appearance in a Salop shirt at centre-back where he was joined by Tom Flanagan and Morgan Feeney. 

Carl Winchester was deployed at right wing-back with Jordan Shipley on the left. Ryan Bowman and Dan Udoh were the front two. 

In front of 1,926 fans at the Croud Meadow, County thought they had taken the lead early on when Cedwyn Scott nodded in a cross only to see the flag go up for offside. 

Five minutes later, though, Town were ahead when Anderson picked up the ball before playing a lovely pass into the feet of Udoh. 

The striker then carried the ball towards goal before unleashing an unstoppable strike into the bottom corner – with the goal Dan’s first since recovering from an anterior cruciate knee ligament injury sustained last season. 

Salop’s lead lasted just under 15 minutes with County pulling level when Jodi Jones sent a cross to the back post. 

That was met by Scott who nodded it back into the danger area for McGoldrick to fire in from close range.

Early in the second half, Aaron Nemane broke into Town’s penalty area before going down rather softly, after a challenge by Tom Flanagan, which the referee waved away. 

Five minutes later and Town had two big chances to re-take the lead.

Another clever pass from Anderson slipped Bowman through on goal but his effort was well blocked by the legs of Aidan Stone.

The ball then fell for Winchester who fired inches wide from eight yards out.

Nohan Kenneh did really well to win the ball high before finding Bowman in the box. Stone, though, made another excellent stop to deny the striker.

Town continued to try and find a winner in the closing stages but ultimately had to settle for a share of the spoils.


Shrewsbury Town: Marko Marosi; Joe Anderson, Morgan Feeney, Tom Flanagan; Carl Winchester, Jordan Shipley, Taylor Perry, Nohan Kenneh, Tom Bayliss; Ryan Bowman, Daniel Udoh 

Substitutes: Harry Burgoyne, Elliot Thorpe, Jason Sraha, Aiden O’Brien, Tunmise Sobowale, Elliott Bennett, Harvey Watts, Travis Hernes 

Notts County: Aidan Stone; Richard Brindley, Kyle Cameron, Connell Rawlinson, Dan Crowley, Jodi Jones, Aaron Nemane, John Bostock, Matt Palmer, Cedwyn Scott, David McGoldrick 

Substitutes: Sam Slocombe, Jim O’Brien, Sam Austin, Aden Baldwin, Tobi Adebayo-Rowling, Adam Chicksen, Geraldo Bajrami 

Attendance: 1926 (180 away fans) 

Referee: Ollie Yates  

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