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Magpies response pleases Curle

2 September 2012

Notts County boss Keith Curle hailed his players' commitment after a 2-0 win at Bury.

The Magpies extended their unbeaten away streak to nine games thanks to goals from Lee Hughes and Alan Judge.

Curle said: "`I'll be honest, we have the same gameplan at home as we do away and that's to stop the opposition and nullify their threats and then try to exploit their weaknesses.

"The effort and commitment from the players was excellent.

"Getting beat at home last week upset us, we didn't like it. The most important thing for me was to get a response from the players.

"We needed to nullify their gameplan and catch them on the break and I think we did that.

"There's a unity that's building and you get that from coming to places like Bury. Make no mistake, this is not an easy place to come to.``

Bury caretaker boss Peter Shirtliff felt his side were their own worst enemy.

He said: "We shot ourselves in the foot by conceding a goal after the first minute and again in the last minute.

"In between that I thought we did pretty well but you can't miss that many chances and win a football match, it's a recipe for disaster. We conceded a goal early doors from a set-play and then there was schoolboy stuff at the end for them to get another one."


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