Harry Charsley says his teammates are ‘buzzing’ after the midfielder’s brace in Mansfield’s 2-0 home victory over Walsall claimed a ninth league win in ten games for the Stags.
The 25-year-old says that the team’s hard work and confidence has propelled Mansfield on their impressive run, which has also seen Nigel Clough’s side win seven consecutive league games at One Call Stadium.
Charsley opened the scoring in the fixture against the Saddlers in the 57th minute by converting a bouncing ball inside the box. That was before the midfielder linked up with Jordan Bowery to seal the victory in the 89th minute.
“The first one just dropped to me from the long throw-in,” he said. “I just managed to put it away.
“The second one, me and Jordan [Bowery] linked up well on the right-hand side and [I] managed to squeeze it in at the near post.
“The team battled really well first-half and he [manager Nigel Clough] wanted more of the same second half. That’s what we tried to do and I think we did it well.
“I was delighted to get the second [goal] and the lads were to. [It] was great to see [the game] off, great to get two goals and great to get three points.”
The Everton academy product felt that Mansfield’s hard work in training played an important role in their victory over Walsall.
“Today was about winning [our] battles and working really hard,” said Charsley. “I think it was a great performance from the team over the 90 minutes.
“It was a tough battle out there [and] to get three points against really tough opposition, the lads are buzzing.
“We all train really hard. We believe in each other.
“I think confidence has grown each game. We keep getting results and confidence is high, so long may it continue.”
Next up for Charsley and Mansfield is a tough away test against league leaders Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday night. The midfielder acknowledged the task in hand and alluded to Mansfield’s impressive support.
“It will be a tough game away from home,” he said.
“Last year we managed to get a result [away to Forest Green], so hopefully [we can] again this season.
“It was a great atmosphere again [today]. They [the supporters] have been really good for us especially in the last ten minutes of games when we need to dig deep.
“It was another great performance from them today as well.
“It’s been really good, everyone is in good spirits [and] we just want to push on.”