LANGLEY manager Alan Paris is confidence that his side have a lot to look forward to as they battle for league and cup silverware this season, writes Rob Stevens.

Langley maintained third position in Hellenic Division Two East after recent 3-0 wins against Risborough Rangers Reserves and Chalvey Sports Reserves.

Paris and his team have also reached the Slough Town Challenge Cup final where they will play Singh Sabha from the East Berkshire Football League on Good Friday.

Paris told the Observer: “The boys are ticking along nicely at the moment and we’ve still got a chance of promotion or winning the league if other results go our way.

“Long Crendon are flying at the top at the minute and winning their games.

“Our aim is to win the league but getting promoted would be nice, and we’re in the Slough Town cup final as well so there’s a lot to look forward to.

“The boys need a rest and we’ve got no game on Saturday so it’s a chance to recharge.

“We’ve got a solid defence and have signed on a couple more players. We’ve got a decent squad and amongst the boys we should be able to manage.”

Langley beat Risborough Reserves 3-0 at Summerleaze last weekend thanks to goals from Jerrell Gumbs, Dean Papali and Joe Jarra.

Paris commented: “We’re going along nice and smoothly at the moment.

“Risborough are an organised side but we were the better team and had a little bit of class amongst the lads.

“It was a comfortable win although we only scored three goals, and they didn’t put our goal under any pressure”

Chris Martin Thomas, Jarra and Calvin Morgan were on target in the home victory over Chalvey Reserves in midweek, but Paris explained his side had to work harder for the win.

He said: “The match against Chalvey Reserves was more tough than against their first team.

“We beat them by three goals and it could have been more but we had to work harder for our goals than against the first team.

"Their first team manager was watching and their performance told him he should put them in their side."

Langley do not have a fixture to fulfill this Saturday but return to action when Stokenchurch are the opposition next Tuesday (7.45pm).

Paris said: "It will be a hard game and a tough test because Stokenchurch have piked up and taken points off other teams lately. They're coming along nicely and getting better as the season goes on.

"I will possibly go and have a look at them this Saturday because it's a very important game for us. Any weaknesses that I can find will be of benefit to our side.

"It's a potential banana skin for us because they've done well recently and beaten teams not in the top three. This is a chance for them to do so, so it will be a tough game for us."