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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