First up it was Kevin Nolan’s Magpies, who swept aside Newport County 3-0 at Meadow Lane courtesy of a brace from Jorge Grant and one from Shola Ameobi, which was closely followed by a 3-2 success at Hull City for the Reds.
Kieran Dowell’s stunning hat-trick, his first in senior football, ensured the Reds moved a point off the Championship’s top six, albeit for 24 hours until Aston Villa’s 0-0 draw at Birmingham City saw the gap extend to two.
Notts’ comprehensive success meant they regained top spot in League Two before enjoying a break from action in the fourth tier, as they prepare to host League One side Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup on Friday night, before a clash with Lincoln City in the EFL Trophy a few days later.
Forest, meanwhile, face a trip to Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night, looking to secure their fourth away win in the Championship having already eclipsed the wretched record of just two last term.
The subject of both club’s form is one of the hot topics in this week’s edition of the Post’s football podcast, Banks of the Trent.
Barry Cooper was at Hull to watch Forest’s 3-2 win, while Leigh Curtis watched Notts overpower the Welsh outfit, and the pair sat down to dissect the weekend’s action and look ahead to another busy week.
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