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A complete home performance

1 April 2017

Notts County manager Kevin Nolan says Notts were too hot to handle for Colchester United in this afternoon's 3-1 victory at Meadow Lane.

The Magpies claimed a convincing win thanks to a Shola Ameobi double and a Haydn Hollis header.

And Nolan was thrilled with what he saw from his team.

He said: "It was a complete home performance. The only negative was that we didn't finish them off earlier and put five or six away. We've been threatening to do that in a few games.

"I thought today we were well worthy of that win. We were just too much for Colchester to deal with.

"The way we're playing at the minute I'd fancy us against anyone. We've just got to carry that confidence into next week and thereon in - and then it's about building for the future."

Ameobi was a constant handful for the visitors' defence and took both goals brilliantly - the first a cultured left-footed volley from the edge of the area and the second a perfectly executed header from Jorge Grant's excellent cross.

Nolan said of his former Newcastle team-mate: "You get that from him day in, day out. Now you're seeing a fit Shola.

"We've been able to manage him, keeping him on the training pitch as well as on the pitch on a matchday. I did ask him in the 90th minute if he wanted to come off but he said 'No, I want my hat-trick!'.

"That just shows what he's thinking of all the time - it's first class."

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