Match Report: Selby Town vs Skegness Town 12th February 2019

February 13, 2019

NCEL League Cup

A Gary Collier goal, with literally the last kick of the match, gave the score line a flattering look, after a hard fought League Cup tie at The Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium. The result means that The Robins travel to Bradford twice next week. Wednesday 20th February is the fourth round League Cup tie against Eccleshill United, with the league match against Campion to be played a week on Saturday.

Selby Town 3 – Skegness Town 1
Flanagan 32’Nichols 35’
Boswell 75’ og
Collier 90’

Attendance: 80

A midweek match means changes were inevitable. Daniel Montgomery made his debut in goal. Gary Lumley was in at centre half, and Will Ramsay was back in midfield. Gary Collier started on the right, with Liam Flanagan reverting to his usual central role. 

Play was scrappy in a low key opening, and chances were at a premium. For Selby a good passing move between Charlie Clamp and Louis Hutton, nearly put Joe Dale through. Gary Collier sent a wild shot high and wide. Joe Dale had a good run at the opposition following a Gary Collier lay off.  

Skegness Town were causing problems of their own, sitting deep, and attempting to get behind, often with the long ball over the top. The Skegness Centre back ran hard from deep, and almost put the centre forward in on goal. Selby Town were grateful to see the offside flag, when a Skegness forward collected a long ball behind their defence.  

Gary Lumley was required to make a well timed tackle to stop a Skegness attack in full flow. Under pressure Selby’s new goalkeeper cleared to the feet of an attacker just outside the box, and he was glad to see the resulting shot fly over the bar. 

Joe Dale shot just wide after cutting in. The Robins were good in their approach play, but all too often the final pass was ill chosen, or lacked the required precision. 

When Selby got it right they opened the scoring. Joe Dunnett played the ball out of defence for Joe Dale, and Liam Flanagan to exchange neat passes, leaving Liam Flanagan with just the goalkeeper to beat.

Unfortunately the lead didn’t last long, with clever Skegness interplay putting Alex Nichols in on Selby’s left. He made no mistake, shooting across Daniel Montgomery, and into the net. 

Selby pushed forward in an attempt to reassert themselves,with Louis Hutton to the fore. His shot from distance was just wide, with the goalkeeper scrambling across his line. Then Liam Flanagan set the ball back to Louis Hutton, but this time he shot over the bar. He then had a good shot saved by the goalkeeper.

Just before this Liam Flanagan had a shot saved, the ball not being fully cleared. The goalkeeper had then to produce a good save to keep out Gary Collier’s shot. 

All square at half time, with all to play for. 

The second half started with a sustained spell of pressure by Skegness Town. They were pressing the ball high, and making it difficult for The Robins to construct anything of note. They were passing the ball swiftly, getting the ball out wide, and their hard running threatened to overrun Selby.  

Skegness Town soon hit the post, and new goalkeeper, Daniel Montgomery, had to distinguish himself on more than one occasion to keep Skegness at bay. 

During this period the only chance of note for Selby came when Joe Dale was able to set off on a run, with the assistance of a kind deflection off the referee. 

Mainly thanks to their goalkeeper, Selby survived, and inevitably came back into the game, as the high energy Skegness began to tire. Gary Collier was finding himself in the middle more often. He was unfortunate to send a powerful header just wide of the post, and again headed just wide after a Liam Flanagan cross from the right. Louis Hutton shimmied into the area, only for the goalkeeper to block his effort. Liam Flanagan again forced the goalkeeper into making a top save to keep him out.

Selby did manage to re- take the lead in a somewhat bizarre fashion. Substitute left back Zac Lawrence had only just come on, when he was called to take a left footed corner from Selby’s right. He was very precise in his placement of the ball in the quadrant, and took some stick from sections of the crowd as a result. His corner was whipped in, towards the near post, and looked to be a few yards short of what he intended. However, the wicked curl on the cross deceived the unfortunate Jack Boswell, who put the ball into his own net,as he attempted to clear. 

Back came Skegness in an attempt to return to level terms. This time Selby were determined to hold firm, and it took two last ditch blocks to keep the opposition out, as they poured forward. 

Having weathered the storm Selby, once again pressed forward. Gary Collier was well placed, but again wild with his shot. 

Hearts were in mouths as Joe Dale fell awkwardly in the box, and was clearly in great pain. Fortunately, he recovered enough to hobble off the pitch, with assistance, his night clearly over. 

As the game meandered to a conclusion, Selby struck the final blow, with literally the last kick of the game. It was not surprising that Skegness had been pushing men forward in an attempt to find an equaliser, but they were caught short when Gary Collier fastened onto a long ball behind their defence. He had missed easier chances, but this time reached the ball before the goalkeeper, and deftly lobbed the ball into the net. 

The final whistle blew immediately after, the crowd going home happy, and looking forward to another game at The Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium this Saturday, with Worsbrough Bridge Athletic being the visitors. 

Selby Town: Daniel Montgomery, Ryan Woodhead, Joe Dunnett, Will Ramsay, Gary Lumley, Chris Bilton, Gary Collier, Charlie Clamp, Liam Flanagan, Louis Hutton, Joe Dale. 

Subs: Zac Lawrence, Ross Boyle, Paddy Wintie, LucasWilson, Jordan Snodin.  

Skegness Town: James Lambley, Ben Sibbick, Courtney Warren, George Hobbins, Andrew Parish, Peter Evison, Harry Ralph, Jordan Smith, William Britton, Alex Nichols, Jack Boswell.

Sub: Tyler Bobb.          

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Chris Jackson
Forward - Sponsored by LR Joinery

Chris is a man who needs no introduction to many having previously played for Selby Town. He has also had spells at Goole, Pontefract Collieries and Armthorpe Welfare, leaving a trail of goals and hat tricks in his wake.

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Myles Lawman
Peter Lawrie

At 23, Peter has played for Selby Town, Tadcaster Albion, Garforth Town and Pickering Town, and is a much sought after goalkeeper and rated as one of the best in the NCEL.

Peter lives in York, and works as a buyer for Asda on Fresh Produce.

Growing up, Peter Schmeichel was his hero.

His best moment in football so far, is the run in the FA Vase to the quarters with Tadcaster and playing in front of over 2,000 fans.

Ryan Gothard
Centre Half

Ryan works in York as a mechanic.

He has previously played for Sporting Knavesmire.

His most enjoyable moment from his time at Selby Town is beating Bradford Park Avenue on penalties in the West Riding County Cup.

Ryan is a FIFA man, and his favourite player is John Terry.

Ryan captains the Selby Town side, playing as a centre half with the number 5 shirt on his back.

Alasan Ann

Aged 24, and from Luton – Ann is living in York whilst studying physiotherapist at university.

He has previously played for Luton Town, St Neots Town, Hitchin Town, and Kings Langley.

His greatest memory in non league so far was reaching the play off final with Hitchin Town.

A FIFA man, his greatest inspiration in football was Ledley King which he puts down to his “overall understanding of the game and leadership skills.”

Reuben Pearse
Right Back

Reuben has played for a number of clubs including Cliffe F.C.

He had a stint in management at Selby Town before stepping back due to work commitments.

Reuben plays at right-back with the number 2 shirt.

Zac Lawrence

Formerly of York City, Zac also held trials at Sunderland.

This is his first season within Selby Town Football Club’s defence.

Danny Snaith
Defensive Midfielder

Danny is a defensive midfielder.

He has previously played for Selby u19s, Tadcaster Albion, Dringhouses, Copmanthorpe, Glasshoughton Welfare, and Huntington.

Danny’s favourite Selby Town memory was from a few years back (possibly 2013/14) when Selby hosted Shaw Lane at Richard Street. At the time Shaw Lane were paying stupid money to get players to play for them, yet Selby still finished the game 3-1 winners.

Football Manager is his game of choice, and growing up Steven Gerrard was his favourite player, but the best player he has seen play live is Jermaine Defoe whose ‘pace was frightening’.

A joiner by trade, Danny lives in York and works for Future Roof fitting GRP

Chris Bilton

Chris lives in York and works as a Sports Marketing Intern at York St John.

He has previously played for York City FC, Huntington Rovers, and Osbaldwick FC.

He has had numerous highlights in his sporting career, from gaining back-to-back promotions to winning county cups. But his favourite moment in football so far was representing York City FC at junior level until the age of 15.

Chris usually plays in the centre of midfield but can also play further forward.

He also plays cricket for Woodhouse Grange CCin the North Yorkshire Premiership which shows how seriously he takes his sport.

Charlie Clamp

Lives in York with his partner and 3 month old baby boy. Works in Insurance for Aviva.

He has previously played for Leeds United, Bradford Park Avenue, Cadiz (Spain), Farsley Celtic, and Harrogate Railway.
His favourite moment with Selby Town was beating Tadcaster Albion 2-0 to make the final of the West Riding Cup, which will be played against his old club Farsley Celtic!
He’d choose football manager over FIFA or PES, and is a big fan of Paul Scholes.

Charlie’s claim to fame is winning the first team bleep test at Leeds United, relegating Robert Snodgrass into 2nd!

Charlie plays in midfield with the number 8 shirt.

Will Ramsay
Midfield - Sponsored by O’Sullivan Events

Will was recently married and lives locally in Brayton near Selby, and is a technical training and apprenticeships account manager. 

He plays as a defensive midfielder , but also covers centre-back and right-back with the number 4 shirt.

He has previously played for Riccall, Pontefract, Goole and Armthorpe. But most will remember him for his time at Selby Town.

Will is a Football Manager gamer, and is a fan of old school players like Keane and Viera – you don’t get rivalries like them anymore.

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Ryan Woodhead
Right Back

Lives in Scarborough, and currently in his 3rd year of a sport coaching degree at York St. John University.

Previously played for Pickering, Garforth, Tadcaster and Bridlington.
Best moment in a Selby Town shirt was the 3-2 win away at Eccleshill – “it was a really tough game and thought we all worked hard to get the win and it feels great when it’s a close hard fought game, the win Tuesday night was pretty good as well (against Tadcaster Albion in the West Riding County Cup)”.
Ryan would choose Football Manager over FIFA or PES, and as a Middlesbrough fan, he looked up to Juninho – “because he was just quality on the ball and loved watching him play”.
He usually plays right back with the number 2 shirt, but also occasionally plays right wing as a number 7.

Harry Bissett

Harry lives in York, and is currently studying sports and coaching.

He has previously played for Dringhouses.

Harry’s best time so far with Selby Town was stepping up to take a penalty in Selby’s win over Bradford Park Avenue in the West Riding County Cup – a penalty he calmly put away, helping to win the game.

He is 100% a FIFA player, and thinks he is the uncrowned FIFA king, something Ben Lock might dispute?

Harry’s proud of the fact that when his dad (former footballer Nick Bissett) played at Old Trafford in the FA Cup, he ‘tore Ryan Giggs to shreds’ – good man!

Harry is a forward and usually wears the number 17 shirt.

Lucas Wilson

At just 16 years old, he has previously played for Heworth, Easingwold town, York and District, North Yorkshire county side, and Osbaldwick F.C.
Prefers to play in central attacking midfield, but can play in any attacking position.
His favourite moment in football so far was scoring 2 goals for North Yorkshire against Durham to go through to the Northern counties semi final.
A life long Liverpool fan.

Liam Flanagan
Centre Forward - Sponsored by Ultimate Roofs

Liam works as a painter and decorator and has previously played for Chesterfield.

His favourite moment for selby was “probably scoring 3 goals in the quarter finals against Halifax Town”, as well as scoring the second goal against Tadcaster Albion which put the game out of Tadcaster’s reach, leading to Selby Town progressing to the final of the West Riding County Cup,

Liam is a FIFA player and his favourite player is Javier Hernandez. It is unknown as to whether his FIFA skills are as good as his Selby Town playing career, but he holds the honour of scoring the 3000th goal in Selby Town’s long history, a fantastic achievement.

Liam is a centre forward and wears the number 9 shirt. Both Liam and Joe Dale make a formidable strike partnership with numerous goals between them.

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Josh Walker
Forward - Sponsored by Unicorn Flying Club

Josh is kindly sponsored for 2019/20 by the Unicorn Flying Club

Joe Dale
Left Wing

Originally from York, Joe now lives, and works in Hull as a P.E. Teacher.

He has previously played for Poppleton United, and Pickering Town.
His favourite moment with Selby Town was beating Tadcaster Albion 2-0 to make the final of the West Riding Cup.
He’d choose football manager over FIFA or PES, and Henrik Larsson was his hero growing up.

Currently Selby Town’s top scorer 2017/2018, and plays left-wing under the number 11 shirt.