Damien McCrory says he was happier to record a clean sheet than he was to get on the scoresheet during Notts County’s 2-0 win over AFC Fylde on Saturday.
The defender opened his account for the Magpies with the second goal of the afternoon, which made sure of the points in front of over 9,000 supporters at Meadow Lane.
But McCrory says keeping the Coasters out meant more to him.
“Clean sheet over goals all day,” he revealed. “It was a bonus to get one, though.
“To be honest it’s about time I got on the scoresheet because I’ve got in good positions and been a bit disappointed so hopefully I can kick on from here.
“We start the game wanting a clean sheet as a minimum and it’s actually quite nice that today we weren’t as fluid as we have been in recent weeks but still won 2-0.
“Most of the lads were feeling leggy but we dug deep, defended our area brilliantly and got in the right positions at the right times – we were bang at it in both boxes.”
The result saw Notts record back-to-back wins for the first time this season and McCrory feels the side are heading in the right direction now they have climbed to eighth in the table.
“I’m happy that we’ve started getting results and hope we can progress from here,” said the Irishman.
“I think we’re starting to really gel now. We know each other’s strengths and it’s showing on the pitch so hopefully the wins keep coming.
“Getting two victories on the bounce is great because we haven’t done that all season.
“There is massive belief within the squad. Everyone came here to get success and that’s what we want to do during the campaign.”