Kevin Nolan was thrilled to see his side come away from Forest Green Rovers with all three points.
Liam Noble and Tahvon Campbell both scored against their former clubs to leave the game at 1-1 heading into the final 10 minutes before Matt Tootle struck a winner for the Magpies.
And the manager thought his team were more than worthy of a first win on the road in Sky Bet League Two since the 4-1 success at Morecambe on Boxing Day.
"I'm absolutely delighted and thought the win was well-deserved," he said.
"The lads were magnificent and stuck to the gameplan brilliantly.
"We knew they would have a good go a us in the second half and they put us under a bit of pressure.
"Tahvon Campbell came on, scored a fantastic goal and then smashed one off the bar from 25 yards. A few weeks ago that would have hit Adam Collin on the back and gone in.
"We limited them to few chances and, if we upped our quality on the ball when we won possession back, we could have punished them a lot more."
The win saw County extend their unbeaten run to three games in the league and the manager is keen to see his men push on as they enter the final nine matches of the season.
"When we have lost games we have bounced back and gone the next nine or ten games unbeaten and that is the challenge for the boys now," he said.
"We have taken seven points from nine this week, which is a fantastic return and we just have to keep looking after ourselves."