100 Year Anniversary Game – NCEL Division One
Saturday 21st September 2019 sees Selby Town welcome Hall Road Rangers to The Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium for a 3 pm kick off. It is a special match, and not just because it is our only home fixture in September.
We usually use our previews to focus, in depth, on our upcoming opposition, but this time we crave the indulgence of our friends from Hall Road, as we focus mainly on Selby Town for a change.
It is a special match because the club played its first ever league match on 20th September 1919, so it will be 100 years, and a day ago, when we face Hall Road Rangers.
We think this anniversary merits a celebration of sorts, and so we have produced a commemorative program to mark the occasion. It will cost a little more, at £2, but in one of the programmes there will be a ticket worth £100 to the lucky winner. Again, we understand that fans from Hull might be used to much greater prizes, but unfortunately we couldn’t persuade Chairman, Ralph Pearse, to rob the bank for any more.
The result of that first league match? You will just have to buy a program to find out more! Without giving too much away, we would hope to fare rather better on Saturday, than Selby did all those years ago.
Please make sure that you are there to celebrate. Treat yourself to a program, and a drink. Make sure that you raise your glass to Selby Town. One hundred years old. Still going strong, and looking forward to a rosy future.
After a traumatic relegation, confirmed by a last day defeat, in a winner stays up match, at Goole AFC, Hall Road now have six points from their opening six league games of the newseason. They will consider that the ship has been steadied, and will be looking to kick on, for the rest of the season.
You can bet that, they will be looking to spoil our party, and is it up to The Robins to make sure that does not happen. Do your bit by getting behind the team with your usual vociferous support.