Notts County produce ‘worst defending ever thrice’ to present FA Cup hat-trick

Notts County placed on probably the most shambolic defensive shows to “gift” an opponent a hat-trick within the FA Cup.

Ryan Bowman netted three for Shrewsbury at Meadow Lane to place his facet by means of to the third spherical of the cup. But the 32-year-old won’t ever rating a better hat-trick, with all three objectives in Shrewsbury’s 3-2 win coming as a direct results of some calamitous defending.

The guests had been gifted the lead within the opening minute as a nervous Aden Baldwin’s slip led Dan Udoh to capitalise, establishing Bowman for a easy end. Richard Brindley was in a position to equalise earlier than half time – however there have been extra stunning errors on the again to come back for the Magpies.

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A mix of errors noticed Notts County defenders dispossessed twice as they fumbled round with it on the again, earlier than Bowman ran on to tuck away his second 49 minutes in. And the League Two facet had been the architects of their very own downfall once more seven minutes later.

A woeful clearance from Notts County noticed the ball fall dangerously inside their very own field. Baldwin, having didn’t recuperate from his early mistake, rose as much as head the ball again however solely so far as Bowman, who as soon as once more pounced and completed clinically.

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Shrewsbury could not consider their luck

All three objectives had been conceded in comical vogue. And followers on social media had “never seen anything like it” as they poked enjoyable on the horrendous errors.

One X consumer wrote: “It doesn’t get much worse than this,” whereas one other tweeted: “The first gift of Christmas.”

Ryan Bowman was gifted a hat-trick

A 3rd commented: “School boy defending is an insult to school boys,” whereas a fourth added: “Never seen anything like it.”

And others identified: “These are comedians & not footballers!!” and: “They owe their supporters a refund.”