AFC Fylde defender Josh Langley spoke to Ben Yaffe after Saturday’s Man of The Match performance against Oxford City:


Congrats on winning the Man of The Match today Josh. How did you view the game and how it panned out?

I thought today was a battle and the conditions didn’t help us much, we made it hard for ourselves conceding a sloppy goal when the game should have been over with. We were lucky really to come away with the win as they had a good chance in the last minute but on another day we’d have scored 6 or 7 goals and put the game to bed earlier, so I suppose it’s still a decent win. We’d have liked to have put more chances away and scored a couple more goals but it’s a win at the end of the day and we’ll move on.

We had games where we don’t put all of our chances away this season but luckily we’ve still come out on top and that was the case today. Three points taken and a good result really, so we’re pleased and it keeps the run going.

How different was it playing Oxford here today than it was earlier in the season when we beat them 8-1 at their ground?

The scoreline says that Oxford were a better team than the last game so we’re glad to win. I thought I did well this afternoon and it’s always nice to pick up the man of the match award but if we win every game between now and the end of the season and I don’t play well at all I’ll still be happy as promotion is my main aim and it would mean we keep getting the three points. 

What did you make of the pitch this afternoon?

There was a lot made of the pitch, down the middle it wasn’t the best but all in all it wasn’t too bad really and it would be good if we could get the game on Tuesday on here. We can beat anybody at home, we’re a confident bunch of lads and anybody who comes here will have a tough time.

How do you view the rest of the season? What are your aims?

In the FA Trophy we can go all the way, there’s no stopping us when we’re on form and as long as we play to the best of our ability then I don’t see why we can’t go and do really well in that competition as well as maintaining focus on the league in the remaining games.  It’s in our hands now, we don’t need to worry about what other teams do as long as we focus on our game.  Me and Tom Hannigan have got a good understanding and we’ve done very well so far this season.

Finally, how much are you looking forward to playing in the new stadium after the plans were confirmed last week?

It’s exciting times at the club and we all can’t wait to play in the new stadium, hopefully we’ll be in the Conference Premier next season too so 2015 looks good!