Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Match Reports

Notts County 3-1 Swindon Town

Town fall to their first defeat of 23/24

3 October 2023

Match Reports

Notts County 3-1 Swindon Town

Town fall to their first defeat of 23/24

3 October 2023

Swindon Town fell to their first defeat in their 10th league game, with a 3-1 away defeat to Notts County at Meadow on Tuesday night.

Three first-half goals for Notts through David McGoldrick, a Macauley Langstaff penalty and a Dan Crowley volley gave the home side a three-goal advantage going into the interval.

Town responded immediately in the second half through substitute Tyrese Shade's header and looked to create a handful of chances, but it just simply wasn't their night today.

Swindon made two changes to the team which defeated Grimsby 2-0 on Saturday with midfielder George McEachran returning to the starting XI, along with forward forward Rushian Hepburn-Murphy who took the place of Jake Young.

Notts County would make their home advantage pay in the first half, with David McGoldrick opening the scoring 10 minutes in with a composed effort.

Despite falling a goal behind, Swindon did respond and looked to create their best opportunity of the game so far seven minutes later.

Dan Kemp released Udoka Godwin-Malife down the right-hand side before the defender squared the ball across to skipper Charlie Austin, who unfortunately saw his effort blocked before play was called back for offside.

Town created another opportunity to equalise just over 15 minutes later, with Tariq Uwakwe crossing for Austin, however, the skipper could only see his poked effort deflect just wide of the near post.

It was Notts' turn to come forward and they did with unfortunate circumstances, as a minute later, Uwakwe was deemed to have brought down Aaron Nemane in the Town penalty area and given Macauley Langstaff the chance to double the Magpies' lead from the penalty spot.

Notts' number 9 stepped up and converted the penalty before a third goal was found from the home side through Dan Crowley just two minutes later.

Swindon created two late opportunities in the first half to find their first goal of the game, but neither Rushian Hepburn-Murphy nor Frazer Blake-Tracy were able to see their effort find the back of the net before the half-time interval.

Half Time: Notts County 3 Swindon 0

However, Town made two influential changes at the back with Tyrese Shade and Jake Young introduced, as the former got his side off to a brilliant start in the second half, pulling a goal back just four minutes in.

A deep cross is met at the back post by Shade and he responds to the chance with a well-taken header to bring Swindon right back into the game.

Following this goal, Swindon looked to push on and created several chances throughout the second half to look to bring them closer to getting something from the game.

The closest of these chances following Shade's goal came in the 64th minute, when skipper for the second half, Frazer Blake-Tracy met a Remeao Hutton cross from the right-hand side, but unfortunately could only guide his header off the turf and over the Notts crossbar.

Despite a number of chances falling Town's way across the second half, the next clear opportunities came in the 82nd minute when Hutton's cross was met by Rushian Hepburn-Murphy and forced a good save by Aidan Stone, before the resulting corner was frustratingly headed wide by defender Tom Brewitt.

This opportunity ended what was a promising second half from Town, as they will now look ahead to their next league game, away to Bradford City this Saturday with an opportunity to return to winning ways.


Notts County: Stone, Brindley, Cameron (C), Crowley (Austin 71), Langstaff, Jones, Nemane (Adebayo 69), Baldwin (Rawlinson 75), Bostock, McGoldrick (Morias 75), Palmer (O'Brien 75)
Goals: McGoldrick 10, Langstaff 34 (P), Crowley 37
Subs not used: Slocombe, Randall

Swindon Town: Mahoney, Hutton, Blake-Tracy, McEachran (Kinsella 69), Khan, Kemp, Hepburn-Murphy, Brewitt, Uwakwe (Shade 45), Godwin-Malife, Austin (C) (Young 45)
Goals: Shade 49
Subs not used:
L.Ward, Genesini, Minturn

Referee: Darren Drysdale

Attendance: 9810 (817 away fans)

Advertisement block

iFollow Next Match Tickets Account