Striker Jordan Bowery says that ‘the sky is the limit’ for Mansfield Town this season after their impressive 3-2 home victory over play-off challengers Swindon Town.
The number nine scored Mansfield’s third and deciding goal in the 43rd minute when he delicately lifted the ball over Swindon ‘keeper Lewis Ward’s head.
Despite his fine finish, the 30-year-old credited his teammate George Maris in assisting the goal.
“The pass made it to be honest,” said Bowery. “George knew I was going to run. As soon as the ‘keeper ran out I knew I had to put it over him with the ball bouncing.
“I thought it was a great game.
“We got off to a good start [by] getting that early goal and we responded well after they levelled.
“It was a great game and at the minute we’re on top form.”
Mansfield’s scintillating form has seen them record eight league wins from nine matches. Bowery says that the Stags can continued their good form and push further up the Sky Bet League Two table.
On how far Mansfield can go this season, he said: “The sky is the limit. I think we can push for the automatics.
“We don’t look at anyone and think ‘they’re going to beat us’.
“Middlesbrough came here and apart from the first 25 minutes of the game, there was no difference [between us]. That just shows the confidence that we’ve got.”
“There aren’t many teams in England that [have experienced] this sort of form, so hopefully we can keep it going.
“Hopefully we’ll go as far as we can [up the league table] and try and push for those automatic [promotion places].”
The striker praised Mansfield’s loyal support in the role they play in spurring the team on.
“I’ve been at a lot of clubs and hands down this is some of the best support I’ve ever seen,” he said.
“Home and away they [the supporters] just do not stop.
“Away to Doncaster [in the FA Cup], that’s the best away support I’ve ever seen and fair play to them.
“They’re pushing us. It helps us so much and we appreciate it.
“We keep fighting back and we keep getting back in it, and hopefully we can kick on, on Saturday [at home to Walsall] and do the same again.”
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