Report: Rossington Main 1-0 Selby Town

April 10, 2019

NCEL Division One – April 9th 2019

Last Wednesday’s, result and performance, raised  hopes that,Selby had rediscovered their away form. Unfortunately the performance against Rossington confirmed that not to be the case. Lacking the intensity and energy, displayed last week, at no time did the Robins impose themselves on the game enough to deserve any reward .

Rossington Main 1 0 Selby Town FC
Jonathan Fusco 20’

Attendance 97

Once again continuity was the order of the day. The team was as per the selection that performed so well against Parkgate, last Wednesday, apart from  a debut for new signing Alex Burton, in place of the absent Gary Collier.

The game started with Rossington  on the front foot. They clearly set out to play with high energy and high pressing  so pushed Selby back.  Rossington favoured the high ball over the top , missing out the midfield. Selby were unable to impose their game on proceedings, and were having to resort, too often, to the long ball themselves. New signing ,Alex Burton, looked a useful physical presence up front , giving the opposition plenty to think about. Unfortunately the service to him wasn’t good, and the support given even worse. He soon earned himself a booking for a challenge, that the refereedeemed to be over enthusiastic.  

It is a cliché that you have to win your individual battles to play your football. Selby just did not do this, and were usuallythe losers in any 50/50 challenges. They looked physically second best.

The result was a number of chances for Rossington .Fortunately, for Selby, their opponents failed to take full advantage , else the game would have been over by halftime. Rossington ,had three shots which went over the bar from a forward, well placed. Selby hearts were in mouths as a Rossington man, ran into goalkeeper, Peter Lawrie. The referee ignored energetic shouts for a penalty.

The ‘keeper was showing signs of insecurity , faced with opposition forwards charging towards him in pursuit of long balls. A mistake under a corner led to a melee, which The Robins were relieved to eventually clear.   

Rossington had the ball in the net only to be denied by the offside flag.  It did not take long for Rossington to get the goal that their dominance deserved.

When Selby had the ball ,their play was slow, and laboured, allowing the opposition to crowd the man with the ball, to regain possession. So it was that Rossington regained the ball just inside their half. They advanced down Selby’s right before passing the ball inside to Jonathan Fusco on the left side  of Town’s penalty area. There was no Robin to close him down, and he clipped a well placed shot into the top right hand side of Pete Lawrie’s goal.   

Selby pushed forward immediately , and were very nearly caught out by a swift Rossington counter attack. Main shot wide when well placed.

Town were struggling to establish any sort of rhythm  , but at last did get a shot on target via a Liam Flanagan free kick from about twenty five yards out. He forced the Rossington keeper to make a fine save to push the ball out. There followed a goal area scramble, but unfortunately Charlie Clamp was only able to shoot over, as the ball was played back to him.     

 Rossington’s goalkeeper made a  mess of a clearance, but unfortunately Ryan Woodhead didn’t get the time he needed to fire a shot on target, as the goal gaped.

The halftime whistle arrived with some very disgruntled Selby fans heading for their half time drink.

Fraser Hansen replaced Ryan Woodhead at halftime.  

Rossington continued to press high, and hard, and soon had the first chance of the half, with a shot going wide.  However , The Robins were obviously intent on being more competitive, and playing their football. They began to take control of the game, but unfortunately didn’t look like they possessed the sharpness up front, to score . Both teams were playing long ball football, and the ball sent a lot of time in the air, being kicked between the respective defences. 

Selby spent most of the half huffing, and puffing, but in reality goal chances were few, and far between. Charlie Clamp had Town’s  best chance , heading wide from close range, after Rossington failed to properly clear a corner. 

Substitute Lucas Wilson volleyed just wide when well placed, and Alex Burton couldn’t find a way past the ‘keeper when played in behind the defence.

Rossington had chances to extend their lead, and Pete Lawrie was forced into making a point blank block as a Rossington player got behind the Town defence, with the offside flag preventing profit from the rebound. Rossington  hit the side netting from a free kick as the match came to a close.

The match had always been a little “tetchy”  but as the players made their way into the changing room there was an altercation, marked by desperate whistling by the referee. 

Selby fans will be looking for better, as the Robins make another trip to Doncaster, Armthorpe Welfare this time, for this weekend’s game. 

Selby Town: Pete Lawrie, Will Ramsay, Jordan Snodin, Danny Snaith, Gary Lumley, Josh Dacre,Ryan Woodhead, Chris Bilton, Liam Flanagan, Alex Burton, Charlie Clamp.

Subs:  Fraser Hansen, Reuben Pearse, L ucas Wilson, Ross Boyle, Christian Fox.

Rossington Main: Callum Fielding, Robert Ludlam,Tim Whittaker, Harry Bamforth, Joshua Gibbons, Tyler Bradley, Jason Stokes, Joe Turner, Jonathan Fusco, Iren Wilson, Jack Crook.

Subs: Jordan Buckham, Alec Denton,  Lee Holmes, Jamie Hastings.

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Next Match

2nd July 2019
Kick off 7.30pm
Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium,
Richard Stree, Selby, YO8 4BN

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Meet the Players

© Selby Town FC 2019
Joshua Dacre
Centre Back

Joshua is 22, and plays at centre back for Selby Town in the number 5 shirt.
Living in Rotherham, Joshua has played for a number of clubs in the past including: Worksop Town, Handsworth Parramore, Pontefract Collieries, Garforth Town, Sheffield FC, Parkgate FC, and Worsbrough Bridge Athletic.
Hi greatest memory in football so far was scoring the winner for Handsworth Parramore in the FA Cup when he was just 17.
A FIFA player.

Louis Hutton

Signed by Leeds United, Louis played with them from the age of 7 until 14, before transferring to Manchester City.
Since then he has also played for Thackley.

Fraser Hansen

Fraser lives in Pocklington and has just finished 3 years at college at which he studied Sport Coaching and Business Studies.

He has played for Pocklington Town, Tadcaster Albion, Harrogate Railway, Pickering Town and most recently Hall Road Rangers.

He is inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo because “he works hard on his game, is quality going forward and a great finisher.”

He is happy to play anywhere on the field but usally seen in a wide attacking role making good use of his left foot.


Peter Lawrie

At 23, Peter has played for Selby Town, Tadcaster Albion, Garforth Town and Pickering Town, and is a much sought after goalkeeper and rated as one of the best in the NCEL.

Peter lives in York, and works as a buyer for Asda on Fresh Produce.

Growing up, Peter Schmeichel was his hero.

His best moment in football so far, is the run in the FA Vase to the quarters with Tadcaster and playing in front of over 2,000 fans.

Ryan Gothard
Centre Half

Ryan works in York as a mechanic.

He has previously played for Sporting Knavesmire.

His most enjoyable moment from his time at Selby Town is beating Bradford Park Avenue on penalties in the West Riding County Cup.

Ryan is a FIFA man, and his favourite player is John Terry.

Ryan captains the Selby Town side, playing as a centre half with the number 5 shirt on his back.

Alasan Ann

Aged 24, and from Luton – Ann is living in York whilst studying physiotherapist at university.

He has previously played for Luton Town, St Neots Town, Hitchin Town, and Kings Langley.

His greatest memory in non league so far was reaching the play off final with Hitchin Town.

A FIFA man, his greatest inspiration in football was Ledley King which he puts down to his “overall understanding of the game and leadership skills.”

Reuben Pearse
Right Back

Reuben has played for a number of clubs including Cliffe F.C.

He had a stint in management at Selby Town before stepping back due to work commitments.

Reuben plays at right-back with the number 2 shirt.

Ras Diamond Junior
Right Back

Ras is a new signing for the 2018/19 season.

He is 19 years old and has previously played for Harrogate Railway.

He looks up to David Alaba who plays for Bayern Munich, and if he can score free kicks like his idol he will be very welcome at the Fairfax!

Ras enjoys going to the gym, and watching documentaries about the greatest and most influential people throughout history.

Zac Lawrence

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

This is his first season within Selby Town Football Club’s defence.

Danny Snaith
Defensive Midfielder

Danny is a defensive midfielder.

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’.

A joiner by trade, Danny lives in York and works for Future Roof fitting GRP

Alex Robinson
Left WIng

Alex lives in York, and works as an electrician.

Alex has previously played for Wigginton Grasshoppers, Huddersfield Town, and Pickering Town.

He is look forward to the upcoming cup final as well as possible promotion to the Premier Division.

A FIFA player all day long, Alex also supports Leeds United.

Chris Bilton

Chris lives in York and works as a Sports Marketing Intern at York St John.

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.

Charlie Clamp

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.
His favourite moment with Selby Town was beating Tadcaster Albion 2-0 to make the final of the West Riding Cup, which will be played against his old club Farsley Celtic!
He’d choose football manager over FIFA or PES, and is a big fan of Paul Scholes.

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.

Will Ramsey

Will was recently married and lives locally in Brayton near Selby, and is a technical training and apprenticeships account manager. 

He plays as a defensive midfielder , but also covers centre-back and right-back with the number 4 shirt.

He has previously played for Riccall, Pontefract, Goole and Armthorpe. But most will remember him for his time at Selby Town.

Will is a Football Manager gamer, and is a fan of old school players like Keane and Viera – you don’t get rivalries like them anymore.

Jordan Snodin

He has previously played for Leeds United, Maltby Main, and Alfreton.

His best Selby Town memory was their fantastic win at Tadcaster Albion, where they won 2-0 to reach the final of the West Riding County Cup.

Jordan plays centre midfield and produly wears the number 8 shirt.

A FIFA player, and a fan of Lionel Messi; he once played a round of golf with ‘King Kenny’ himself – Kenny Daglish.

He has just moved into a new house with his girlfriend, and works in football for a coaching company named ‘Mini Kicks’.

Ryan Woodhead
Right Back

Lives in Scarborough, and currently in his 3rd year of a sport coaching degree at York St. John University.

Previously played for Pickering, Garforth, Tadcaster and Bridlington.
Best moment in a Selby Town shirt was the 3-2 win away at Eccleshill – “it was a really tough game and thought we all worked hard to get the win and it feels great when it’s a close hard fought game, the win Tuesday night was pretty good as well (against Tadcaster Albion in the West Riding County Cup)”.
Ryan would choose Football Manager over FIFA or PES, and as a Middlesbrough fan, he looked up to Juninho – “because he was just quality on the ball and loved watching him play”.
He usually plays right back with the number 2 shirt, but also occasionally plays right wing as a number 7.

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.

He is 100% a FIFA player, and thinks he is the uncrowned FIFA king, something Ben Lock might dispute?

Harry’s proud of the fact that when his dad (former footballer Nick Bissett) played at Old Trafford in the FA Cup, he ‘tore Ryan Giggs to shreds’ – good man!

Harry is a forward and usually wears the number 17 shirt.

Lucas Wilson

At just 16 years old, he has previously played for Heworth, Easingwold town, York and District, North Yorkshire county side, and Osbaldwick F.C.
Prefers to play in central attacking midfield, but can play in any attacking position.
His favourite moment in football so far was scoring 2 goals for North Yorkshire against Durham to go through to the Northern counties semi final.
A life long Liverpool fan.

Liam Flanagan
Centre Forward

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,

Liam is a FIFA player and his favourite player is Javier Hernandez. It is unknown as to whether his FIFA skills are as good as his Selby Town playing career, but he holds the honour of scoring the 3000th goal in Selby Town’s long history, a fantastic achievement.

Liam is a centre forward and wears the number 9 shirt. Both Liam and Joe Dale make a formidable strike partnership with numerous goals between them.

Joe Dale
Left Wing

Originally from York, Joe now lives, and works in Hull as a P.E. Teacher.

He has previously played for Poppleton United, and Pickering Town.
His favourite moment with Selby Town was beating Tadcaster Albion 2-0 to make the final of the West Riding Cup.
He’d choose football manager over FIFA or PES, and Henrik Larsson was his hero growing up.

Currently Selby Town’s top scorer 2017/2018, and plays left-wing under the number 11 shirt.

Gary Collier

Gary’s previously played for Knaresborough Town and Armthorpe Welfare in the NCEL, and before that he played and managed Riccall United, leading them to the York Premier title, which was the first time a Selby team had won it in 40 years or so.

“It’s only been a couple of games since I signed I scored the winner on my debut against Eccleshill but my best moment at Selby Town so far was winning against Tadcaster Albion to get to the final of the West Riding County Cup.”

Gary is a Football Manager player, and growing up as an Arsenal fan, his hero was Ian Wright so would love to be able to play like him.

In 2001, Gary joined the army, with his first day being September 11th. He watched the planes hit the towers on the news as he was signing for his kit.

Gary prefers to play as a forward and in the number 10 shirt.