NCEL Division One – 22nd February 2020
Saturday 22nd February sees bring a tin day at The Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium, as Selby Town welcome East Hull for a 3 pm kick off. The top attack in the whole league, meeting the worst defence.
By coincidence, it is the second week running, that we are due to face a team paired against league leaders, Winterton Rangers, the Saturday before. Hopefully the weather will now be kinder, and our match will go ahead.
It is impossible to find a positive for East Hull’s season, which has been an unmitigated disaster from the start. They are rock bottom of the league, and, this season, they have not won a match in any competition. East Hull’s twenty three league matches have yielded just the one point, from an away draw at Rossington Main in October last year. At that time, it looked like they might have turned a corner, because it took two very late goals by Worsbrough Bridge, to defeat them in their very next match, a League Cup tie.
However, this proved to be a false dawn and since then East Hull have taken some more fearful beatings. They have suffered the division’s worst away defeat 10-0 at Campion in early February, coming just two weeks after the division’s worst home defeat 1-10 to Ollerton Town. It would take a turnaround of epic proportions, for East Hull to avoid the dreaded trap door.
Unsurprisingly, East Hull have by far the worst defensive record in the whole of the league, never mind the division, and have conceded a massive 111 goals in their 23 league games. That is conceding goals at an average rate of almost five goals per game. Their attack is feeble by comparison, again the worst in the league, and East Hull have scored 16 goals, only slightly better than a goal every other game.
If The Robins lost this game it would create a shock of seismic proportions, and surely could only happen if Town failed to focus properly on the task in hand. Christian Fox will doubtless be targeting a clean sheet at one end, and a performance to enhance the, division leading, goal difference, at the other.
Committee Member, and volunteer extraordinaire, John Wonfor, has been sponsoring hat tricks, and it is already costing him a pretty penny! Make sure you, your friends, and family, are there to see if he has to dig into his pockets yet again.
Goals are virtually guaranteed. Hopefully, there will also be three more points to take into next Tuesday’s showdown with Hallam.
Last but not least, Selby Town are asking you to bring a tin for The Selby Food Bank. Not sure what to bring? We have pointers on our media outlets, or you can click onto selbydistrict.foodbank.org.uk to get some ideas. The initiative is also continuing for next Tuesday evening’s home game against Hallam.
As well as accumulating more league points, let’s do our local charity proud.