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Match Reaction: 'Notts County must build on win at Forest Green and get some real form back'

Joe Jones

Notts County secured a hard-fought 2-1 win over Forest Green Rovers on Saturday to keep them third in the League Two table.

Liam Noble returned to haunt his former club, of which he was captain, with the opener for the Magpies after 34 minutes played at the New Lawn.

Lewis Alessandra was brought down in the FGR box but the referee opted to play the advantage, which resulted in Noble rifling home before celebrating avidly in front of the Green Devils fans

Although Tahvon Campbell - also playing against his former club - equalised in the second half, Matt Tootle had the final say with a drive past FGR goalkeeper Brad Collins, which meant the Slug celebration came out in all its glory.

Here is the reaction from Kevin Nolan, the Notts players, and the Black & White Army to the win in Gloucestershire.

Kevin Nolan

"I'm absolutely delighted and thought the win was well-deserved. The lads were magnificent and stuck to the gameplan brilliantly.

"We knew they would have a good go a us in the second half and they put us under a bit of pressure.

"Tahvon Campbell came on, scored a fantastic goal and then smashed one off the bar from 25 yards. A few weeks ago that would have hit Adam Collin on the back and gone in.

"We limited them to few chances and, if we upped our quality on the ball when we won possession back, we could have punished them a lot more."

Liam Noble

"We knew we had to back up the point we got at Cheltenham. That looks like a massive point now.

"It's a big three points but there are another nine cup finals to go and another 27 points to play for.

"It's a massive nine games but we are going to take them as they come.

"We have Mansfield next Saturday and everyone is looking forward to that. Hopefully we can get a full house and put in another strong performance."

The players on social media





The Black & White Army

Craig Spencer: Not long got back and the lads dug deep and what a hit from the ,SLUG got soaked first half but @@@@ it 3 massive points.

Dave Woolley: The win was the only important thing today. I didn’t fancy it too be honest. Just hope we can build on this now and get some real form back. Well done lads.

Marcus Brown: Phew! 1st one since Boxing Day, been a long wait. We now sit nicely in 3rd putting pressure on the teams below us again. Keep it up Notts!☺👍

Jay Dalton: Still say we'll finish second said this pre season coyp Nolan's super notts black white army

Mick Jones: Excellent result just need to follow it up next Saturday with another 3 points.

Andrew Rayson: WELL DONE NOTTS...I’ve put this in capitals so that the “only praise allowed, ban criticism and honest opinions” brigade of plastic fans can clearly read this warranted praise.

Adrian Wheatley: Funny where have The Mansfield and Luton Town fans gone who have been commenting on here over the past weeks coyp

Shane Bostock: I hope those that were slagging noble off b4 kick off r happy now.

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