Gevaro Nepomuceno was a happy man after his two goals helped Oldham Athletic to a 3-2 win over Mansfield Town yesterday.
Mohamed Maouche grabbed the other goal for Latics, but Nepomuceno was the match winner on the day, and he believes the result sent out a message to the rest of the division.
“We worked really hard to show everyone what we could do.” He said.
“It was a great performance from the team and to get the three points is always good.”
Latics have an impressive home record under Head Coach Pete Wild with some big scalps on the record.
Tranmere Rovers fell victim a few weeks ago and yesterday saw Mansfield lose at Boundary Park with Nepomuceno saying it wasn’t a fluke result.
“I've said before that we're able to beat anyone in this division, sometimes we've been unlucky, but most the teams above us we've beat.” He commented.
“I'm just happy to get another three points and hopefully we can keep on going.”
Despite scoring two goals, the Curacao winger says that all credit should go to his teammates, especially Maouche for the opening strike.
However, he did admit that the second goal was one of his best as well as his performance as a whole.
“It was an amazing pass from Mo (Moauche), I give all the credit to him.
“Of course, as a player you're happy to score two goals, but I have to give the credit to my teammates because it's them to create these chances for me.
“It was a good strike (second goal), I didn't think too much, I just controlled it and I saw my opening, so I just put it there.
“Every player wants to get better and better and for me it was probably one of my best performances for the club.
“I'm happy, but it's not over, we need to keep going to try and win games and see where it can take us at the end of the season.”
The win yesterday sets up an interesting fixture with Exeter City on Saturday as it will be make or break for Latics’ playoff credentials.
Nepomuceno has always stated that he believes this squad should be in that top seven, so he see’s no reason why the club cannot achieve that goal come the end of the season.
“I've always said I believe in my teammates and the club, so I think we can get ourselves in the playoff places.
“You've seen what we are able to do, other teams face us, and we've shown that we can compete with anyone, so maybe we can get into that top seven.”