Report: Nostell Miners Welfare 3 – 2 Selby Town

September 7, 2019

NCEL Division One – 7th September 2019

Again, a good number of Selby fans were in attendance, to witness The Robins concede their unbeaten run, in a disappointing fashion. Deservedly two goals to the good at half time, Town had no answer, as Nostell took control of the game in the second half, scoring three unanswered goals to win the game. To add insult to injury, centre back Danny Snaith earned himself a second yellow card, and so was sent off. 

Danny Snaith returned at the back, allowing Luke Sellers to play at left back. Myles Lawman started in midfield, for the injured Will Ramsey. 

The first half started with both sides looking dangerous on the attack. The majority of Nostell’s attacks were made down Selby’s right, but they soon found that Josh Rogerson, and his colleagues were going to be a tough nut to crack. Nostell were soon showing their frustration at their inability to create any real pressure on the Town goal. 

After weathering the early storm, Selby started to take control. Danny Walker, and Chris Jackson, were giving the Nostell defence problems on the flanks, as Liam Flanagan, and Josh Walker caused problems down the middle. 

Chris Jackson brought a great save out of the Nostell ‘keeper who managed to divert his goal bound effort onto the crossbar, and over. Liam Flanagan then had a shot that beat the opposition goalkeeper, only to rebound off the base of the post, with no Robin on hand to turn in the rebound. 

Josh Walker, and Liam Flanagan combined only for the latter’s shot to be blocked. Chris Jackson headed just wide. 

Selby were looking dangerous, but as Nostell fought to get a foothold in the game, Danny Snaith was booked after a mistimed tackle on a Nostell forward. The resultant free kick was cleared by the Town defence, and actually provided the springboard for Selby’s opening goal. Town worked it down their left, sending Danny Walker haring past the right side of the Nostell defence. His attempt at goal rebounded to Chris Jackson who made no mistake to give Town the lead. 

Nostell tried to get themselves an equaliser, but were nearly undone again. This time it was Josh Walker’s turn to hit the woodwork, as he glanced a cross towards goal. Liam Flanagan drew another good save from the Nostell goalkeeper as Town threatened to run riot. 

Another Selby goal looked on the cards, and sure enough Liam Flanagan smashed a shot home, just before half time. Town had enough time to add to their tally before the break, but on this occasion, the Nostell ‘keeper produced another good save, to prevent Liam Flanagan from adding to his personal haul. 

Half Time, and two goals to the good, that could, and perhaps should, have been more, from a dominant first half performance. 

The second half started, and it was soon clear that this would be a different kettle of fish altogether.  

Nostell substituted their right back, and tore into the game from the off, putting pressure on the Town midfield and defence. Town had no answer, and were not able to get any kind of foothold in the game. The Robin’s attack had been well supplied, and rampant in the first half, but were now forced to feed on scraps. All half, Selby were not able to put any real pressure on the opposition defence.

At the other end, the midfield was being overrun, and the defence, which had looked so assured, was now creaking.Nostell were soon making progress down the sides of the Town defence, and were sending in dangerous crosses.

A goal for the opposition looked inevitable, and sure enough a cross rebounded off Town’s crossbar, to Nostell’s Danny Edwards, who planted the ball past the stranded goalkeeper. 

Selby heads dropped, and so it was no surprise when Nostell got themselves on terms. Again it was a cross, which, this time, flew over Town’s defence finding, that man Danny Edwards beyond the far post, ready to nod the ball across Pete Lawrie, into the opposite corner of the net. 

Things were staring to look bleak, from the point of view of the Selby faithful. Alex Burton replaced Daniel Walker, in an attempt to cause the Nostell defence some more problems. He had some small success in holding the ball up and drawing support. 

The pressure on the Town back line did not relent, and things went from bad to worse for Selby. Danny Snaith committed one foul too many for the referee, who produced a second yellow card, followed by the inevitable red.

Nostell then exacted maximum punishment for the foul, as the far post cross, from the free kick, was headed in at the back post.

Town threw caution to the wind in an attempt to get back on terms. Despite looking vulnerable at the back, they had their best spell of the second half. Town kept plugging away, but found the Nostell defence in commanding form. Selby were just not able to create, that golden chance to score.  It wasn’t until time added on, that The Robins forced the Nostell goalkeeper into another good save, to keep his goal intact, and the points safe for his team. . 

The match ended with goalkeeper, Pete Lawrie, going up for the resultant corner, and staying up as Selby camped in the opposition half. Time ran out on Selby, much to the relief and jubilation of Nostell’s supporters. 

Selby drop down to fifth in the table, but The Robins are away next week at Wythenshawe Amateurs, as they continue their journey in The FA Vase. Town will certainly want to return to winning ways.  

Attendance: 118

Selby Town: Pete Lawrie, Josh Rogerson, Luke Sellers, Myles Lawman, Ryan Gothard, Danny Snaith, Chris Jackson, Charlie Clamp, Liam Flanagan, Josh Walker, Danny Walker.

Subs: Harry Bissett, Zac Lawrence, Alex Burton, Archie Ward, Jordan Carter.  

Nostell Miners Welfare: Dan Rusling, Brad Kilburn, Billy Mole, Jack Waldron, Rhys Meynell, Ben Teasdale, Kane Reece, Adam Hayton, Calum Ward, Danny Edwards, Richard Collier. 

Subs: Mick jones, Kieran Scargill, Tom Almond, Nathan Hawkhead, Matthew Brooke.  

Comments 3


    Certainly a game of two halves. First half dominated with 2 goals plus hitting the post twice & crossbar once. Positive sweeping moves, with positive playing through the Nostell defence. The second half was totally different, Nostell were stronger in attitude & didn’t allow the Robins. The 3rd goal came from a poor referee decision, as in my eyes, the Nostell 9,placed his arm around the defender & then fell down, gaining the free kick which led to goal 3, a yellow card, and red. The referees in this league seem very poor & linesmen even worse, incapable of making the correct decision & influenced by the shouts from the bench & opposition players. Selby missing Amin in defence to help Ryan. Chris Jackson for me can hit 40yard balls, but poor 3/5yard balls, gives plenty of effort, but, derides team mates.

    • C Jackson

      I will take on board what you have to say. I will work on those 3/5 yard balls, try encourage more than hound at my team mates. But that stems from the drop in standards, that we as a team, has set. They were not met in the 2nd half of the game.


    Chris, thanks for your comments and your understanding of mine. I try not to instill negativity, but positivity as you do i guess. Certainly when watching ST, I always believe in their 2nd half performance to do well. This time it was reversed against a competent team. I want ST to do well, hopefully Ryan will get a good defender to help him, as I have said in the past defence can form a strong basis of attack.

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Nick is just starting out as a labourer, but hopes to travel the world playing football.

Previously played for York City and Bodens BK.

He hasn’t been at the club long, but his best memory so far is winning against Tadcaster Albion in the semi final of the West Riding County Cup.

Nick is also a FIFA player (that Selby Town FIFA tournament is gaining players by the minute), and he looks up to Sergio Ramos, because he is a “goal scoring centre back”.

Nick is versatile and can play as a full back or striker, wearing the number 6 or number 9 shirt depending on his position.


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Formerly of York City, Zac also held trials at Sunderland.

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He has previously played for Selby u19s, Tadcaster Albion, Dringhouses, Copmanthorpe, Glasshoughton Welfare, and Huntington.

Danny’s favourite Selby Town memory was from a few years back (possibly 2013/14) when Selby hosted Shaw Lane at Richard Street. At the time Shaw Lane were paying stupid money to get players to play for them, yet Selby still finished the game 3-1 winners.

Football Manager is his game of choice, and growing up Steven Gerrard was his favourite player, but the best player he has seen play live is Jermaine Defoe whose ‘pace was frightening’.

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He has previously played for York City FC, Huntington Rovers, and Osbaldwick FC.

He has had numerous highlights in his sporting career, from gaining back-to-back promotions to winning county cups. But his favourite moment in football so far was representing York City FC at junior level until the age of 15.

Chris usually plays in the centre of midfield but can also play further forward.

He also plays cricket for Woodhouse Grange CCin the North Yorkshire Premiership which shows how seriously he takes his sport.

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Lives in York with his partner and 3 month old baby boy. Works in Insurance for Aviva.

He has previously played for Leeds United, Bradford Park Avenue, Cadiz (Spain), Farsley Celtic, and Harrogate Railway.
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Charlie’s claim to fame is winning the first team bleep test at Leeds United, relegating Robert Snodgrass into 2nd!

Charlie plays in midfield with the number 8 shirt.

Harry Bissett

Harry lives in York, and is currently studying sports and coaching.

He has previously played for Dringhouses.

Harry’s best time so far with Selby Town was stepping up to take a penalty in Selby’s win over Bradford Park Avenue in the West Riding County Cup – a penalty he calmly put away, helping to win the game.

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He works in York as a ground worker.

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Liam works as a painter and decorator and has previously played for Chesterfield.

His favourite moment for selby was “probably scoring 3 goals in the quarter finals against Halifax Town”, as well as scoring the second goal against Tadcaster Albion which put the game out of Tadcaster’s reach, leading to Selby Town progressing to the final of the West Riding County Cup,

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