NCEL Division One – 8th February 2020
Home matches seem like a bit of a rarity at the moment, but, after three matches on the trot away from home, The Robins are back at The Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium, on Saturday 8thFebruary (3pm kick off.)
Our visitors are Swallownest, and they are sure to provide a stern test for Selby.
At the end of September, Town travelled to Swallownest, and triumphed 0-5. However, at that time Swallownest had gained just seven points from their seven games. Since then,Swallownest have clearly gone up a notch, because in their fourteen league games since that Selby loss, Swallownest have increased their points total to thirty six points from twenty two games. They now lie in eighth position, in the league, just six points below North Ferriby who are in fourth, the final promotion place. You can imagine that Swallownest will be hoping to up their game even further, and make a late run for promotion.
Certainly that run of fourteen league games contains only four losses, and includes impressive away wins against Hallam, Nostell Miners Welfare, Brigg Town, and Armthorpe Welfare. Just two Saturdays ago they won 1-3 at Campion. To illustrate how tough they will be, last Saturday they held run away leaders, Winterton Rangers, to a draw at The Swallownest Miners Welfare ground.
The Robins put last Saturday’s horror show behind them, in winning at Worsbrough Bridge Athletic on Wednesday evening. They are maybe starting to dream, but Selby simply have to forget any other team in the league, and simply focus on accumulating points for themselves.
Selby are in second place now. If Town keep on winning, then promotion cannot be denied.
It goes without saying that Selby Town want, and deserve, all the support that you can give them. So far they have been great value entertainment, and more. Tell your friends and family, and make sure that you are at the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium on Saturday to cheer on your team.
One last thing, as you approach the ground, look upwards, and take a mental snapshot of what you see. If you have read Dave Haddock’s Town of My Life blog you will know why, and will be intrigued as to what the future holds.