Thierry Audel was overjoyed at playing a key part in Notts County's 2-1 win against Crawley Town yesterday afternoon.
The defender was one of the unlikelier heroes for the Magpies, scoring his first goal since last April to put Notts ahead after Curtis Thompson had been sent off for a second bookable offence.
James Collins equalised for the visitors with a stunning 25-yard strike before Jonathan Forte struck in added time to secure a first win as manager for Kevin Nolan.
The Frenchman said: "I was happy to get a goal because it’s always a good feeling.
"It was important because obviously it has been a long time since we’ve won a game, with my goal and Forte’s goal it’s brought a positive vibe in the stadium and for the fans and that’s good.
"We have to enjoy it and Monday get back to work and hopefully get a result against Accrington next weekend."
Like Forte, Audel was full of praise for the Notts fans for their backing, especially after the team went down to 10 men.
"When the team is doing the job properly you feel the fans really get behind you and being really supportive which gives us the one percent more to keep fighting and not give up," he said.