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League One

Curle pleased with County display

25 November 2012

Notts County boss Keith Curle praised his side's efforts after they ended their winless home run by beating promotion rivals Swindon 1-0 at Meadow Lane.

Alan Judge's terrific first-half effort proved enough for the Magpies' first triumph on home soil since September 22, but they were thankful for a top display by goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski and a defiant defensive performance to give them the three points.

Curle said: "I'm pleased in a number of ways. The first half performance showed the football traits we are trying to bring into this football club and second half we needed that resilience that we have had in our away form and I thought it was there in buckets.

"They put us under pressure but we were able to stand up to the task. I've been an advocate of keeping our performance levels up as results will come and that has happened.

"Bartosz was terrific - he likes clean sheets. Some of the things he stopped and got in the way of were great and it was a very good performance."

Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio felt his side deserved at least a point after dominating possession for long parts of the game.

"I am disappointed as obviously we have dominated for most parts of the game,`` said the Italian. ``We have conceded away one shot from 30 yards and one other attempt in the whole game.

"We created a minimum of five or six clear chances and probably 20 potential chances where poor delivery or decisions have cost us.

"I am a top manager and I said at this time last year that we would win the league but this year I tell everyone that we are a middle to low table team.

"We showed though that we won't sink as we lost only 1-0 and my job is clear on the field what we are trying to do. We can have a comfortable season but without the dream. If we lose the players get down and it is difficult to keep them up but that is my job."

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