LANGLEY manager Alan Paris believes his side gained a measure of revenge on Chalvey Sports after their 3-1 win at Arbour Park on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

Langley were beaten at the hands of their rivals in round two of the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy back in October, but seem to get the better of the Stabmonks in the Slough Town Challenge Cup.

Goals from Jerrell Gumbs, Brandon Granville and Ben White ensured Langley remain on course to defend the Challenge Cup this season. Bryan Taylor was on the scoresheet for the beaten semi-finalists.

Paris told the Observer: "I thought it was a thoroughly deserved win. We were the better team on the day and it was a little bit of revenge for the county cup, so it was a good feeling.

"The two clubs have been rivals for a number of years and we've knocked them out of the Slough Town Cup for a while now.

"Chalvey had one good shot of note for our keeper to save so our defence did well and it was quite a comfortable win. I'm very happy with the performance and to beat a team from the league above as well."

Langley will meet Singh Sabha from the East Berkshire Football League in the final at The Gore in Burnham on Friday 19th April (10.30am).

Singh Sabha beat KS Gryf 2-0 in their semi-final and Paris knows the final will be more tough than some people might think.

He explained: "Singh Sabha are a good side with a couple of our players so we know all about them. We played them in pre-season so I know that it will be a good game and I expect a good crowd as well.

"I suppose on paper the Hellenic League is probably stronger than the East Berkshire League but in reality that is where you get a more physical, stronger and hard game.

"There are only four or five good teams in the Hellenic League that have really tested us this season, so it's definitely going to be a lot closer than people expect.

"Singh Sabha do well in their league and have a big squad signed on so I'm sure they'll get their strongest side out against us."

Langley turn their attention back to the race for promotion in Hellenic Division Two East and a visit to Summerleaze from Risborough Rangers Reserves this Saturday (3pm).

Langley are currently five points behind Penn & Tylers Green Development but with a game in hand on the league leaders, and Paris has confirmed the club has applied for promotion.

He said: "I'm hoping to keep our league form going because we've been unbeaten for a little while now. I want to keep the run going and push the teams above us for the promotion places.

"We've applied for promotion but it's no formality. I would imagine it would be one team, if not two, but it depends on whether or not there will be a restructure to the league.

"Our aim is to win promotion but we want to win the league, that's what we went in it for. Penn and Long Crendon still have to play one another once so, if results go our way and we can maintain our own form, then it will be close."