LANGLEY Galaxy manager Scott Bright believes that their extra quality told in the 6-2 win against rivals Langley Old Boys at Kedermister Park on Sunday.

Galaxy returned to action from the Christmas break with victory in the all-Langley derby thanks to a hat-trick from Gary Ashton, goals from Callum Hughes and Sean Harvey Hill, plus an own goal.

Bright told the Observer: “We wanted to win on and played well, a bit like we did last season. I think their legs went and our quality came through in the end.

“We’ve played them once already this season and it was a feisty match, and we hard to battle hard again on Sunday.”

He added: “We started this season coming up from the division below so we knew it would be a tough year. We’ve played okay but not to the levels we reached last season.

“It would be nice to get a bit closer and challenge for the title but it’s a learning curve for us. If we can finish in the top three or four then we can push on next season.”

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PHOTO: Langley Galaxy (red and white) beat rivals Langley Old Boys (red and black) 6-2 at Kedermister Park on Sunday.

The win leaves Galaxy in fourth position in Division One of the Thames Valley Sunday League, 16 points behind leaders FC Bentons but with four matches in hand.

Galaxy turn their attention to the Roy Lester Memorial Senior Trophy and a first round tie away at Maidenhead Nomads this Sunday (10.30am).

Bright commented: “We’re a bit of a cup team and want to push on. We got knocked out in the semi-finals last season so want to go one better.

“We have a bit of a rivalry with Maidenhead so it will be another tough but good game.

“We know they’re doing well in the county cup so they might focus on that, but we will be ready and expecting another tough game.”

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