AFC Fylde captain Josh Langley was delighted to banish memories of play-off heartbreak after guiding his side to the National League North title.
Langley twice suffered disappointment at the final hurdle during his first two seasons at the club, but could not hide his delight after reaching the top tier of Non-League football at the third time of asking.
Fylde enjoyed trophy celebrations at the weekend following a 4-2 victory over Worcester City at Mill Farm and the former Wigan Athletic defender admits it was a day he won’t be forgetting in a hurry.
Langley said: “This means everything to me. I’m struggling to even put it into words how happy I am.
“It’s a fantastic feeling after three hard years in this league. To miss out after going so close in the last two play-offs was bitterly disappointing.
“Whilst it has been a rollercoaster ride this season, thankfully we have had more ups than downs and got ourselves over the line.
“The last week, from Boston to this weekend, has been fantastic – the best of my career so far – and one that I will remember for the rest of my life.
“You can just see around the place just how much it means to everyone, from the players to the fans to all the staff.
“But there is no one happier than me, I’m made up and I already can’t wait for next season. We have a great bunch of lads and we are raring to go for the step up and the challenge of the National League.”