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Nolan: We showed quality

Manager pleased with performance in 1-1 draw at Stevenage

11 November 2017

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Kevin Nolan was pleased with his side's performance in this afternoon's draw at Stevenage.

Danny Newton's 38th-minute goal gave the home side the lead at half-time but an improved second-half performance from the Magpies was rewarded with a point as Elliott Hewitt's first goal of the season brought Notts level.

And, after seeing his men control the second period for large spells, the manager was full of praise for his team.

"We could have won it and I don't think people would have been able to argue if we did," he said. "We dominated the second half.

"I was disappointed after the start we made. We were on top in the first 10-15 minutes but took our foot off the pedal a bit and let Stevenage into the game.

"They scored from a third phase from a free-kick which we gave away sloppily so we were disappointed to go in 1-0 down at half-time. We have to stop doing that.

"But we have to respect the point. I'm delighted with the squad. They are where they deserve to be."

Notts lost the same fixture 3-0 in March and Nolan was pleased to see the progress made in coming away from the Lamex Stadium with a point.

"In March we capitulated after going 1-0 down and we didn't look like getting back into the game.

"But now we have a mentality whereby we want to work our way back into the game and, once we do, go to win it.

"The players are in a good place at the minute and we have to continue working hard and keep doing what we do.

"You saw a lot of quality from us - I am delighted with some of the play."

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