Nolan is given new strength by Forte
the players. I thank them for the that. The players mentioned afterwards it was the first time they had heard it for a while. It’s great and hopefully we can continue.”
Crawley manager Dermot Drummy was disappointed not to return back to Meadow Lane with a point, especially having equalised so late on.
“It’s probably a lesson learned,” he said. “I didn’t scream at the players, I just said it was a lesson learned because it was a disappointment not to come away with a point.
“For most of the time we were tracking back and defending which is not like us.
“Normally we have enough quality, but Notts County came at us and I don’t think we exploited them. Everywhere they pressed us and if the touch wasn’t good enough, they nicked the ball of us.
“Lewis Young was being tracked by Campbell so he didn’t have space. We pushed him up, we put two forwards high, we pushed the centre-back up and we nearly got caught because we were trying to win the game.
“Maybe we could have nicked a point had we shown a little more composure. We lost possession and then we are in trouble because they are at our goal again.” NOTTS COUNTY boss Kevin Nolan saluted a “brilliant” performance by his ten-man Magpies after they secured their first league win since October.
A last-gasp strike from Jonathan Forte clinched victory over Crawley at Meadow Lane where Thierry Audel had given the hosts the lead in the second half.
Curtis Thompson was then sent off for a second bookable offence before James Collins looked to have secured a point for the visitors with a stunning strike.
But Forte ensured Notts claimed victory when he blasted in from close-range after Haydn Hollis’ shot had been parried by Glenn Morris.
Nolan was appointed just over two weeks ago and the former Newcastle and West Ham captain was thrilled with what he witnessed.
“It feels good,” said Nolan. “I have to praise the lads because they have taken on board what we have done.
“They were brilliant from one to 13 as the lads who came off the bench played their part.
“We were together and the performance ensured we thoroughly deserved what we got. I hope the fans enjoyed it.
“It’s not great for the heart, I must admit. But I am young enough and fit enough to be able to take it.
“The fans really got behind us and it lifted