Nolan's strike was his 100th career goal.
"I'm absolutely delighted," he told whufc.com. "To get to 42 points and to reach 100 goals too was nice.
"I was able to celebrate it and dedicate it to the memory of two people who were close to my family - my friend Peter and my auntie who have passed away in the last couple of weeks.
"100 goals from anyone is a good turnout from anyone's career so I'm really delighted to get there. Hopefully I'm not finished yet, I'm looking for 101 now and that's the main thing. It won't hit me for a few days, but I'll be able to look back, really enjoy it and savour the moment."