AFC Fylde goal hero Josh Langley is hoping to replicate the ‘fantastic feeling’ of scoring a few more times this season.
Langley netted the Coasters’ second goal in the 2-2 draw against Nuneaton Town at the weekend as Fylde lost ground on National League North table toppers Solihull Moors.
The defender’s goal in the 88th minute of the match looked to have given Dave Challinor’s side a crucial victory over their promotion rivals, however a last-gasp penalty award earned the visitors a share of the spoils.
Langley also bagged in the 5-2 victory over Boston earlier in the month and is now keen to add a few more this season as the Coasters look to secure a play-off spot: “It was great to be on the scoresheet again.
“Whether you are a defender or not, to score a goal is a fantastic feeling and hopefully now I can grab a few more before the end of the season and help out the lads up front.
“I have tried to get myself in to more advanced positions recently but a lot of it is luck. If you run front post and the ball goes to the back post then there’s not a lot you can do about it.
“Thankfully they have been falling for me in the right areas and I’ve been lucky that I’ve been there to put it away.”
Langley bemoaned the award of the 94th minute penalty, but admitted that his side would have probably taken a point from the match.
“I thought we did well during spells of the game. I don’t think we could have done much to prevent their goals unfortunately – a wonder goal and a late penalty.
“A lot of people have said that it was never a penalty and that their lad has dived, so I think we were a bit unfortunate with that. Overall they were probably lucky to come away with a point.
“I was stood behind Ben when he went in for the challenge so I don’t know if he made contact or not, but the general consensus is that he didn’t touch him. These things sometimes go for you, but on this occasion it has gone against us.
“After going one nil down we would have probably taken a point to be fair. They were looking quite solid and we were finding it hard to break them down.
“But it switched when Richie scored and all the pressure was on them. Then to go 2-1 up with just a few minutes to go, we are obviously very disappointed to not come away with all three points.
“Solihull are definitely in control now and it’s theirs to lose. We can only go into the remaining eight games now and work as hard as we can. Hopefully we will be in the play-offs, we just have to keep playing well and grinding out results and see where that takes us.
“I think we would be happy with a place in the play-offs now. Last season we finished in second and, outside the automatic promotion place, second is where you want to be as you get your home game in the second leg.
“They are still a lottery especially in this league because anyone can beat anyone. At the moment we aren’t getting too far ahead of ourselves and we are purely concentrating on the two games this Easter weekend.”