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Crowd Stayed With Us

9 September 2012

Fans spurred team on to victory against the Shrews...

Keith Curle paid tribute to the home support after the 3-2 win over Shrewsbury Town at Meadow Lane.

Francois Zoko gave Notts a second half lead but two goals in quick succession saw the Shrews move in front. 

Rather than venting frustration, the home faithful stayed behind their side and spurred the Magpies onto another victory, thanks to further strikes from Jeff Hughes and Lee Hughes. 

Curle felt that it was a close encounter at Meadow Lane but believed his team deserved the three points, which lifted Notts to the top of npower League 1. 

“We tried to take control of the game by taking control of the football and having a little bit of rotation in our play,” he said on Magpie Player. 

“The team talk was that we were going to try to play through them, use the space in behind them or go around the outside of them, and the players did that very well. 

“The game had everything, there were two decent teams with two game plans but it was a very pleasing outcome.

“I think we did slightly shade it because of the goalmouth action that we tried to create but it was good resilience from the team after going 2-1 down.

“The pleasing thing was that the crowd stayed with us, which was important.”

He continued: “We’re still learning about each other in different circumstances, going away to Crewe and being down to 10 men for 30 minutes you learn something about the players.

“What you’ll find out now is that being top of the league can add a different sort of pressure to the players and can they handle that?”

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