Gary Johnson felt Yeovil showed signs of returning to their best after seeing his side halt a five-match winless run with a 2-1 victory at Notts County.

Paddy Madden and Matt Dolan scored either side of half-time, with Alan Judge equalising for the hosts from the penalty spot in the 49th minute. Yeovil have recently squandered leads against Crawley and Carlisle and were held to a goalless home draw by Walsall on Friday.

But Johnson feels the win at Meadow Lane, which saw the Somerset club climb back into the play-off positions, could get the Glovers back on track. Johnson said: "Some of the players that haven't played well in the last couple of games came up trumps. I thought in the first 10 minutes we had three or four good chances and we looked like we were up for it.

"We scored the goal and came out after a real rallying speech at half-time only to soon be drawing, and then you start to think 'here we go again'. But we got the lead back and we had to keep it because on that pitch both teams had to go longer than they wanted to.

"We had to defend our penalty area in the last 30 minutes because they hit it longer, and I thought we did that magnificently and still got chances at the other end. We found a few things in this game that we have been lacking recently and hopefully now we can keep doing them for the remaining games."

Notts County boss Chris Kiwomya felt defeat was harsh on his side. Kiwomya was left to rue missed chances and hopes to remedy the problem in the summer by signing some new strikers.

He said: "I thought in the second half we were the better team and created the better chances and we should have got at least a draw. The lads tried to play on a difficult pitch and made the right decisions. If we put our chances away then it's a different game, but it is small margins in games.

"We came up short again and there will be changes in the summer. I don't know about lots of changes, but there will be changes. My priority will be in the forward area in that final third, which is where we have come up short all season.

"I would like a pair of strikers, definitely. I've got a long list of targets at the moment, we need that killer touch that we lacked again."

Kiwomya added: "But it's not all negative, we have some good players in that dressing room. We were much better in the second half and, as I say, we feel we should have at least got a draw."