Can We Make It 12 out of 12?
Next Saturday, 10th November sees us travel to play FC Bolsover for a 3pm kick off. As you probably know FC Bolsover don’t play in Bolsover, they share a ground with Shirebrook Town.
In 2016 FC Bolsover joined the north division of the Central Midlands League. They were immediately successful,winning the league, and earning promotion to our league.Their first season, in our league, was a struggle, and last year they finished twentieth out of twenty two. They avoided a relegation place by one point, with thirty points from their forty two games. Their total was actually better than this, asthey were deducted six points for mistakenly fielding a suspended player.
No doubt they will have breathed a sigh of relief at the end of last season, and looked forward to better things this.
Unfortunately, to date, it has not being going well for FC Bolsover. They started the season by losing at home by seven goals to Hallam, then lost by ten at Grimsby Borough. (These are still league highs for this season.) Whilst things have improved, and FC Bolsover have been close, they are yet to gain a single point from any of their 15 league games. When you look at their season as a whole, they have only taken something from one match, a draw against Shirebrook Reserves, in a pre-season friendly.
Not surprisingly the statistics show the league’s worst defence, an average of almost four and a half goals a game conceded. No clean sheets of course. Their attack is also the worst, and they have only scored ten league goals so far. Add to that an average home crowd of thirty nine, a league low, then on the face of it FC Bolsover are in a sorry state.
On paper, this is a match that Selby should win, and win well. However we all know that football is not played on paper, and that all losing sequences come to an end sometime. Town certainly cannot afford to be complacent. They cannot pass up the chance of three points, and maybe a boost to goal difference. In short they need to pay FC Bolsover full respect, and will need to be on their top game next Saturday.
As ever the team will appreciate hearing your supporting voices, so please make the effort to attend and back the team.
FC Bolsover play at The Langwith Road Ground 90 Langwith Road Shirebrook. The SAT NAV code is NG 20 8TF.
As ever see you there.