NCEL Division One – 3rd March 2020
Those dreaded words “weather permitting” are in play again, as we prepare to welcome Rossington Main to the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium, on Tuesday 3rd March 2020. The kick-off is at 7.45.
Will we ever get a dry spell so the whole League can dry out? Fingers crossed that our pitch will be playable, ahead of twoscheduled home games in a week.
The original home fixture against Rossington Main fell foul of the weather in early November last year; as did so many games. At that point The Main had played twelve league matches for eleven points and they were sitting in seventeenth place. They hadn’t won in their last six matches, but were actually unbeaten in four of them.
Fast forward to now, and Rossington have played 23 games, and have boosted their points total to 28 points. They sit in a comfortable fifteenth place in the table, not in the promotion race, but well clear of any potential relegation woes.
So far Rossington have only played nine games away fromThe Welfare Ground, and only have the one win to show for their travels. However, their last two away games have produced four points, with a win at Hallam at the end of January. Rossington have been inconsistency itself, with fine wins against Hallam, and Skegness Town counterbalanced with dropping points to “lesser” teams.
On their day Rossington are well capable of beating anyone, so Robins beware. Town will have to regain focus quickly after their weather enforced mini break.
As ever your support is important. Seven games to come in March, including the return fixture at The Welfare Ground. Seven matches to come in April, with the postponed home match against Hallam, and the away showdown with Campionstill to be rearranged. Let’s hope that the weather behaves soon, and that Covid 19/Coronavirus doesn’t add to the disruption.
It’s going to be a tough rip roaring end to the season, and Selby Town will need everyone to get behind them as they push for a long awaited promotion.
Make sure that you are there to savour what is bound to be an exciting end to a momentous season.