Report: Selby Town u17s 1 – 3 Colton u17s

January 6, 2020

U18 County Cup – 5th January 2020

Both teams knew this would be a tough encounter as precious fixtures have always been hard fought entertaining games.
Selby started brightly with a 3-4-3 formation and pressed Colton high and settled into the game well. Both teams showed what the county cup means as challenges were strong but fair. Selby enjoyed a good 15 mins spell creating a few good changes and earning corners, but couldn’t quite capitalise on some good possession in the final third and some quality through balls – getting behind the Colton defence. Colton’s keeper handled the ball well from crosses and corners and commanded his area well. Colton however did always look dangerous going forward and showed their quality with some clever build up work.

It was Colton who took the lead on 25 mins as Selby failed to clear a well delivered corner. Colton then had some momentum as pressed Selby and moments later Selby’s keeper precious pulled off a brilliant save to deny the Colton’s attacker a shot from yards out. Selby had to find another gear and on 35 mins Jackson was in at the back post from a Hymers cross only to be denied from a great save off the Colton’s keeper.
As the half time drew near Selby struggled with Colton’s movement and found themselves getting deeper and deeper and went into half time one nil down.
Selby started the second half much stronger, winning the 50-50 challenges, moving the ball quicker and really pressing Colton. Selby had the better of the chances and with Colton conceding free kicks just outside their area, Selby had the momentum. On 60 mins Burton was bought down in the box, only for the ref to place a free kick on the 18 yard line and with a good delivery from Butcher, Burton’s header was just wide.
Shortly after as Selby continued the pressure, Colton’s keeper went in hard on a cross, missed the ball and punched Burton in the face and knocking him to the ground. As most around the ground thought it was a red card, the ref only pulled out a yellow and awarded a penalty. Unfortunately Burton’s game was over has he couldn’t continue. Smith placed the ball on the spot and slotted the ball calmly to the keepers right. This was game on and an entertaining to watch.

As both teams went for the next goal the game certainly had it’s moments with both teams creating chances. With 10 minutes to go it started to get a nervy encounter as one small error could cost the tie. Unfortunately, it was a mix up from Selby as Colton broke away and found themselves two-on-one with the Selby keeper and slotted the ball in to the net to make it 1-2 with minutes to go.
Selby added attackers onto the pitch and tried to force the ball forward hoping for a break, but found themselves vulnerable at the back and in the last moments of the game conceded a third.

Coaches comments: “It was certainly a game of two halves today. It is obviously disappointing to go out of the County Cup, but what pleased us was the way the Selby players responded to the half time team talk. And, if it wasn’t for a couple of decisions that didn’t go our way, the result might have been different. That’s not taking anything away from the quality Colton have and good luck to them in the next round.”

Selby Town u17s: Precious, Ward, Featherstone, Banaszczyk, Harpham, Hymers, Burton, Dutton, Jackson, Hoskins, Braybrooke. Subs: Smith, Butcher, Kemp, Gorst

Upcoming Fixtures:

Sunday 12th January Selby Town u17s are away to North East Leeds in only their 4th league fixture of the season, but they are at home at the Fairfax Stadium a week later on Sunday 19th January in the U18 District Cup Last 16, against Wigton U18s, 2pm kick off.

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Ryan Gothard
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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.

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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
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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.

Nick Kennedy
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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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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
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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.

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.

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Carl is a striker and wears the number 10 shirt.

At 28, Carl has had experience at a high level with a number of clubs, most recently Tadcaster Albion and Pickering Town, Carl will be ideal support for our leading scorer’s Liam Flanagan and Joe Dale.

He works in York as a ground worker.

His greatest moment in football was scoring against his home city on Boxing Day, and then playing the reverse fixture on New Years Day in front of 4,000.

A Fifa player, Carl’s footballing icon is Gazza – a true, passionated Englishman.

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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,

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.

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