NCEL Division One – 13th August 2019
Tuesday 13th August sees us make the first league away trip of the season, to visit Glasshoughton Welfare for a 7.45 kick off. It almost feels as if the league are letting us supporters feel our way into away trips, because Glasshoughton is our shortest league away trip, and the one next Saturday to Harrogate isn’t that much further!
Glasshoughton will be looking to enjoy the comforts of home, because Tuesday night’s match is their only home match in the month of August. So far they have had two tough, tough, away matches at Winterton Rangers, and Parkgate, and have been beaten on both occasions.
This surely means that they will be trying especially hard to get their league season up and running, with some points on the board. This at Selby Town’s expense.
After pipping The Robins to a play-off spot in the previous season, Glasshoughton were unable to overcome the loss of some key players, and finished in eleventh place last season. No doubt they will be wanting to do better this season, and will see three points against Selby as a must.
Two home games, and Selby have four points, a decent return. However, Town have looked inconsistent, and will be looking to be at their best for longer periods in each game. Last season, gaining away points was a problem for The Robins. They only gleaned twenty points, out of the fifty seven available. Clearly, they will have to do a great deal better than that if they are to realise their aspirations this season.
Supporters can be a help. Make the effort to be there to give your support to the team. Let’s cheer the lads on to more away victories this season. It’s only just over sixteen miles, by motorway, less than half an hour according to the AA. What else could be better on a Tuesday evening?
Glasshoughton Welfare play at The TJ’s Travel Arena, The Glasshoughton Centre, Leeds Road, Glasshoughton, Castleford. The SAT-NAV code is WF10 4PF.