Report: Selby Town 4 – 0 Ollerton Town

October 6, 2019

NCEL Division One – Saturday 5th October 2019

Another bumper crowd was in attendance, to revel in another three points won by The Robins. Selby now boast the most potent attack in Division 1, and Ollerton Town just didn’t look like they were ever going to keep Town’s marauding attackers at bay, despite heroics from goalkeeper Levi Owen, and his defence.   

Still no Liam Flanagan, so Selby’s starting eleven was the same as started last Saturday at Swallownest. 

The game began with Pete Lawrie being the first goalkeeper to be called into action to routinely gather an Ollerton shot. There then followed a period where Town were in the ascendancy, without actually creating a great deal by way of goal chances. Selby seemed to be trying too hard to force the issue, and tried to play spectacular passes, that were easy meat for the Ollerton back line, rather than play more simple passes.

Town’s back line looked reasonably comfortable, and were playing their way out of trouble, in a manner that would please Pep Guardiola, but despite this it was Ollerton who had the best early chances. Pete Lawrie was called upon to tip a long range shot over the bar. Shortly after, Conor Higginson got on the end of a low cross, and somehow, hit the ball over the bar from less than six yards out. Ollerton then went close with header from a free kick.

For their part The Robins were getting in good attacking positions, but were just not able to create that opening goal. A Chris Jackson cross was cleared from the onrushing Josh Walker. Levi Owen was forced to make a good save from Chris Jackson, who had been fed by Casey Stewart.

Josh Walker beat his man, and set off towards goal, only to be stopped by the crudest of tackles, that rightfully earned the defender a booking.  A free kick saw a header over the bar, and a cross from the right found Casey Stewart at the back post , but his half volley cleared the cross bar. 

After a great deal of pressure it seemed certain that Selby would find the key to unlock the Ollerton defence. Sure enough, a little bit of magic, in the form of a defence splitting pass from Danny Walker, sent Casey Stewart racing, clear behind the Ollerton back line. He coolly stood the goalkeeper up, before slotting the ball past him into the net.  

Josh Walker was then just wide with a shot, after a neat Myles Lawman pass had created the chance. 

Another Robin’s goal looked imminent as the Ollerton defence looked like they were wilting under the pressure. It didn’t take long in coming, this time, via the penalty spot. Chris Jackson chased a long ball, and succeeded in getting possession behind a defender. He powered into the penalty box, only to be hauled back, as he was just about to pull the trigger. The referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. It was perhaps surprising that the defender was not booked for his pains, nor indeed, even worse, as he had clearly denied a goal scoring opportunity, without attempting to play the ball.  

Chris Jackson stepped up to finish the job by slotting past the ‘keeper, with ease. 

Ollerton almost got back into the game just before the half time break. Pete Lawrie was forced to make an excellent point blank save to thwart Conor Higginson from close range.   

Two goals to the good, and a pleasing performance from Selby Town, without them ever hitting the heights they are capable of.  

The second half continued in much the same vein, with Town in the ascendancy; very much in control of the game. Selby’s defence was coping well with anything that Ollerton threw at them, whilst the attack looked dangerous in flashes. 

Chris Jackson whipped in a cross from the Selby right. Josh Walker couldn’t get his head on it, and Casey Stewart coming in behind could only place his effort wide. Josh Walker did good work in dispossessing a defender, then running past a couple of desperate tackles. Unfortunately, a wild shot, high,and wide, spoiled all his good work.

Fortunately, it didn’t take the young forward long to get his goal. A mazy run down the left from Casey Stewart, left defenders trailing, and enabled him to cross into the six yard box. Chris Jackson, and Josh Walker were eager to pounce,almost getting in each other’s way. It fell to Josh Walker to force the ball home from very close range. 

It wasn’t long before goal number four arrived, and in many ways it was similar to the previous goal. This time it was Danny Walker who made progress down the left, and this time his inch perfect cross gave Chris Jackson the task of slotting past the goalkeeper from close range.  

With half an hour left The Robins engaged cruise control, and set about seeing out the match and keeping the three points safe. Ollerton came more into the game as they gamely pressed forward and Town were indebted to Pete Lawrie, who had to make another good save to preserve Town’s second consecutive clean sheet. Ryan Gothard overplayed, and almost caused himself some embarrassment, as he was dispossessed.  

At the other end Josh Walker almost played in his brother Danny and Josh was denied a second goal, by a good block by goalkeeper Levi Owen. Substitute Josh Rogerson’s marauding run from full back, was only halted by a desperate last ditch tackle, at the expense of a corner. Danny Walker almost got on the end of a pass to get himself a deserved goal.  

The final whistle went, with the crowd glad to celebrate another three points. 

On Wednesday evening Selby travel to near neighbours Armthorpe Welfare, for their first outing in The West Riding County Cup, before continuing their FA Vase adventure, on non-league day, at The Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium. Cheadle Town are the visitors.  

As ever your support will be most welcome.

Goal Scorers: Casey Stewart 31’, Chris Jackson 34’ (pen), 61’, Josh Walker 56’

Attendance: 197

Selby Town: Pete Lawrie, Will Ramsay, Luke Sellers, Myles Lawman, Ryan Gothard, Ali Ann, Chris Jackson, Charlie Clamp, Danny Walker, Josh Walker, Casey Stewart. 

Subs: Dale Holding, Josh Rogerson, Danny Snaith, Jon Vass, Harry Bissett. 

Ollerton Town: Levi Owen, Tom Moody, Lewis Murr, Sam Martin, Brandon Shaw, George Slack, Aaron Hewitt, Aaron Sennett- Neilson, Conor Higginson, Lewis Bingham, Sean Dickinson.

Subs: Taylor Fletcher, Sam Stretton, Liam Cooper, Lewis Price, Alex Sennett. 

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    Well done Selby Town, couldn’t make match, in Netherlands, checking out Dutch teams.

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Chris Jackson
Forward - Sponsored by LR Joinery

Chris is a man who needs no introduction to many having previously played for Selby Town. He has also had spells at Goole, Pontefract Collieries and Armthorpe Welfare, leaving a trail of goals and hat tricks in his wake.

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Myles Lawman
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.

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

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 Ramsay
Midfield - Sponsored by O’Sullivan Events

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.

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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 - Sponsored by Ultimate Roofs

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.

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Josh Walker
Forward - Sponsored by Unicorn Flying Club

Josh is kindly sponsored for 2019/20 by the Unicorn Flying Club

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.