NCEL Division One – Saturday 5th October
The first match of the new month of October, takes place next Saturday 5th October, with a 3pm kick off. A bumper seven matches are scheduled for October, and Saturday’s match is the first of three consecutive Saturday games at The Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium. Don’t worry if you have become used to travelling to watch the Robins; the other four games are away from home, as is the first match in November.
Saturday’s opponents are Ollerton Town. The team from Ollerton joined our league in season 2016/2017, and initially gave us problems. The first two seasons we managed a mere two points, from our four matches with them. Last season, we finally got the measure of them winning both our games. Our first points at Ollerton were gained courtesy of a 3-6 win, and then we triumphed by 4-2 at The Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium. What was remarkable about these two games, was that Ollerton’s Gavin King scored five goals over the two matches, but was on the losing side each time. For this season, he has moved on, so perhaps we can permit ourselves a quiet sigh of relief!
This season saw an indifferent start by Ollerton, and they now stand in twelfth place with ten points from their nine league games. However, don’t be fooled by their league position, because they have only been beaten once in their last six league games. That was on the road, at the powerful Campion, and then only by a one goal margin.
Scoring goals seems to be Ollerton’s issue this season. They have only scored more than once in three of their matches, but, on the other hand, have not failed to get on the scoresheet in any of their league games. They have already had four 1-1 draws, the latest being at home against Winterton Rangers,last Saturday.
Selby Town will need to treat Ollerton with the utmost respect.
The Robins have had a very good start to the season, and all is looking rosy. However, with success, comes the pressure of keeping their good run going. Town need a large supportive home crowd behind them, to help gather three more points.
Town have been playing some truly sumptuous football, and are thoroughly entertaining. Make sure that you tell your friends, and above all be there yourself, to help Selby Town, hopefully, win another match.