Lewis Alessandra says Notts’ fast start was key to victory at Morecambe this afternoon.
The attacker, restored to the starting line-up after coming off the bench to score against Cambridge at the weekend, marked that return with a goal in each half as the Magpies recorded a comfortable 4-1 victory.
And the former Morecambe man was thrilled to end a run of draws with a resounding result.
“We took our chances early on and then they have to come out when we’re 2-0 up,” he said. “Sometimes at home teams can sit in and say, ‘Come and break us down’, which can be difficult.
“But we were 2-0 ahead inside 20 minutes so they had to try and get something from the game, which left spaces for us to exploit - and we did that in the end.
“It was massive we got back to winning ways today because the three games we have drawn were quite disappointing.
"We gave a good, professional away performance. It’s disappointing to concede right at the death but it’s a great finish to be fair to the lad.”
The two-goal frontman believes Notts’ professionalism will not let them take their eye off the ball with a trip to Swindon up next as the squad try to enjoy the festive period responsibly.
“I’ve been a professional player for 10 years now and Christmas is always the same,” he said. “It’s all the sweeter when you come away from home and get a win and a couple of goals, as I have done today.
“The games come thick and fast over the Christmas period and the gaffer reiterated to us that he wants us to detach ourselves from third and fourth.
“He wants us to be thoroughly professional and you will get that from all the lads.
“It’s about recovery now, then we’ll do game preparation for Swindon, looking at them in detail as we do for all our opponents. We’ll be looking to go there and put in a performance to keep this unbeaten run going.”