Selby Town 5-1 Hall Road Rangers
Hall Road Rangers suffered a heavy defeat on Tuesday night as they lost 5-1 at Selby Town. Rangers were in the game for the first 75 minutes and possessed an attacking threat.
James Whittingham had an effort in the 5th minute which went straight at Selby goalkeeper Dylan Parkin. Meanwhile, Jody Barford made a comfortable save in the 19th minute as Selby created an opportunity of their own. The hosts continued to threaten as their front three looked to get in behind the Rangers defence at every opportunity. Barford was called into action again to stop both Harry Clapham and Liam Flanagan putting Selby in front.
Selby took the lead in the 38th minute as Harry Clapham slotted the ball into the back of the net. The hosts almost doubled their lead before the break as Jody Barford produced a very good stop to prevent Flynn McNaughton from doing so.
At the other end of the pitch, Lewis Andrew came very close to equalising for Hall Road as his effort went just wide.
Hall Road suffered an early setback in the second half as Flynn McNaughton doubled Selby’s lead in the 55th minute. This lead could have been extended a few minutes later as Jody Barford tipped a Charlie Clamp effort over the bar.
The introduction of substitutes Nathan Walker and Sam Robinson garnered a very positive reaction from Rangers as they looked to find a way back into the game. Some parity was gained in the 70th minute as Sam Robinson headed the ball into the back of the net after getting on the end of a Chris Spinks delivery into the Selby box.
However, Selby got a third goal in the 72nd minute thanks to Flynn McNaughton’s second goal of the game as he finished off a counter-attacking move.
Rangers forced Selby back and carved out a number of good chances to bring themselves back into the game. Chris Spinks, Nathan Walker and Sam Robinson all had shots saved by Dylan Parkin.
The hosts subsequently regained control of the game and scored two late goals to give themselves a more comfortable lead. Liam Flanagan grabbed Selby’s fourth goal of the game in the 88th minute whilst Jon-Paul Vass got himself on the scoresheet before full time with a 30-yard strike.
The last fifteen minutes of the game left Rangers boss Leon Sewell feeling very disappointed with his players.
“It was a great game for the neutral until we hit the big red panic button and conceded three in the last fifteen minutes. Truthfully, it wasn’t acceptable” he said.
Reported by: Oliver Harsley