Preview: Nostell Miners Welfare vs Selby Town

September 5, 2019

NCEL Division One – Saturday 7th September 2019

After making new friends last Saturday at Avro FC, next Saturday 7th September (3pm kick-off), we will reacquaint ourselves, with our old friends from Nostell Miners Welfare.  

Nostell had a great season last year, eventually finishing in fifth place, a mere ten points behind the champions, Grimsby Borough. Town fans will remember that under the crazy fixtures regime of last season, we didn’t get to play Nostell until the last day of March 2019. A 1-1 draw saw The Robins gain their first away point, since early November of the previous year, and in doing so they dented Nostell’s promotion aspirations. 

Nostell had their revenge at the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium, in the last game of the season with a 2-5 triumph. It was a game where Town’s players seemed already “on the beach.”

As every new season begins, each, and every club sets their targets. Without exception, every club is aiming to do better this season, than they did last. Nostell will want to do better than the fifth place finish achieved last year. With four going up from our league this year, you can see that Nostell’s focus this year will be on a promotion spot.

Nostell go into our game in seventh place, but that is misleading. Most clubs around them have played five games (including Selby), or even six, whereas Nostell have played only three. They are unbeaten in the league, and it is telling that they have the second best goal difference in the league, second only to Skegness, who have just smashed seven goals past East Hull. Doubtless Nostell will be looking to charge up the table, as they catch up on league fixtures. 

Their three league games, so far, have seen home victories over Ollerton Town, and Campion, coupled with a resounding away success at East Hull. 

One reason for Nostell being behind in league fixtures is their FA Cup exploits. Drawn against Stockton Town, of The Northern League Division 1, in the Extra Preliminary Round,they managed a 2-2 home draw, only to succumb 5-2 in the replay.  

Saturday saw them host AFC Liverpool in The FA Vase. AFC Liverpool are in our equivalent league in the North West, the league below Avro FC. Nostell secured their place in the next round with an impressive 4-1 victory.  

Selby will be looking to continue their own superb unbeaten run after last Saturday’s cup win. 

A real test of The Robin’s promotion credentials is in store, soyou will want to be there to lend the team your support, in this very tough fixture. Lots of you have been before and will know that Nostell Miners Welfare play at The Welfare Ground, Crofton Community Centre, Middle Lane ,New Crofton , Wakefield. 

That all important SAT NAV code is WF4 1LB.

According to the AA it is less than 25 miles away, and should only take you about 40 minutes. The seating affords the best pitch view of any in the league – probably. If you haven’t been before, it is worth a visit, so go on, give it a go, and support the lads! Someone’s unbeaten record will go, in all likelihood. Can Selby keep their proud record intact? 

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© Selby Town FC 2019
Casey Stewart
Forward - Sponsored by Garry Mollon
Brett Lucas
Defence - Sponsored by Samson Moat, Charlie Molloy, Jake Shaw
Myles Lawman
Midfield - Sponsored by Flames of Hull
Josh Rogerson
Defence - Sponsored by Graham, Isaac and Angela Shepherd
Jordan Carter
Midfield - Sponsored by Blu Skye Villas
Luke Sellers
Defence - Sponsored by Terry Smith
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
Defence - Sponsored by Selby Ultras

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.

Nick Kennedy
Centre Back/Striker - Sponsored by David Reynolds

Nick is just starting out as a labourer, but hopes to travel the world playing football.

Previously played for York City and Bodens BK.

He hasn’t been at the club long, but his best memory so far is winning against Tadcaster Albion in the semi final of the West Riding County Cup.

Nick is also a FIFA player (that Selby Town FIFA tournament is gaining players by the minute), and he looks up to Sergio Ramos, because he is a “goal scoring centre back”.

Nick is versatile and can play as a full back or striker, wearing the number 6 or number 9 shirt depending on his position.


Nick is kindly sponsored for 2018/19 by David Reynolds.

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.

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.

Carl Stewart
Forward - Sponsored by Blu Skye Villas

Carl is a striker and wears the number 10 shirt.

At 28, Carl has had experience at a high level with a number of clubs, most recently Tadcaster Albion and Pickering Town, Carl will be ideal support for our leading scorer’s Liam Flanagan and Joe Dale.

He works in York as a ground worker.

His greatest moment in football was scoring against his home city on Boxing Day, and then playing the reverse fixture on New Years Day in front of 4,000.

A Fifa player, Carl’s footballing icon is Gazza – a true, passionated Englishman.

Carl is kindly sponsored by LR Joinery.

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.

Kindly Sponsored by Ultimate Roofs

Josh Walker
Forward - Sponsored by Unicorn Flying Club

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