Preview: Selby Town vs Armthorpe Welfare

March 12, 2020

NCEL Division One – 14th March 2020

As the games come ever thicker, and faster, Saturday 14thMarch 2020 sees The Robins at The Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium once again, for a 3 pm kick off, against our near rivals, Armthorpe Welfare. As ever, the match will take place, weather permitting. 

The season is certainly building to a crescendo, but surprisingly, this will be Town’s last home game for almost a month, and weather permitting again, The Robins are scheduled to play six tough away games, before they welcome Hallam to The Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium on April 4th. By then Selby should have only three away games remaining. 

The Welfare are one of those teams sitting comfortably in mid table. After Wednesday’s game they have 34 points from their 28 games played, and they sit in twelth place in the league. Not threatening promotion, but in absolutely no danger of relegation. 

Wednesday’s home defeat against Rossington Main continuedArmthorpe’s run of winless games. They have now lost their last four matches. If Armthorpe have a weakness, it is that they tend to be inconsistent. Very good, then not so good in equal measure. Armthorpe have kept six clean sheets in the league on one hand, but have failed to score in seven matches,on the other. The one thing that can be said, is that Armthorpe are a dangerous team, capable of defeating anyone on their day. 

Selby have already played Armthorpe twice this season, both times at Church Street. The Robins were well and truly dumped out of The West Riding County Cup, at the first time of asking , suffering a 5-3 defeat. However , a couple of months later, and Town ran out convincing 0-4 winners , putting to an end Armthorpe’s best winning sequence of the season in the process.

It’s beginning to look more and more like a promotion race of five teams for four places. Selby have to keep the victories coming in order to keep in a good position in that race. One loss this week, and The Robins have been knocked off their perch at the top, to now sit in third place, with North Ferriby, and Campion getting ever closer. 

Your support, so far, has been outstanding, and the team needs this to continue. If you don’t travel to support The Robins (why ever not?), this is March’s last chance for a Fairfax football fix. 

Make sure that you are there to get behind the team. 

Comments 1

  1. W. Fieldhouse

    Another important game. As we approach the season end in April, it is important we win every match. We are entering the ‘squeaky bum’ phase. Would hate not to be promoted after the season & crowds we have had. Tough at the (near) the top.

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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
Defence

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
Midfield

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
Midfield

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
Forward

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