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Feversham Lens
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Dec 5, 2017, 10:26 PM

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Selby Town 4 FC Halifax Town 2 (HT 2-1)
West Riding County Cup, Quarter-Final
Admission 5
Programme 1.50 (32pp, very much 'home made' but included the essentials)
Attendance 261 (maybe a quarter backing the visitors)
Refreshments available (didn't bother)


Top scorer Liam Flanagan scored a hat-trick as a full-strength Selby side reached the last four at the expense of Halifax's youth team. With two more added to the Shaymen's depressingly long injury list after Saturday's Barrow fixture, Town opted to not risk anyone with first team experience for what, essentially, was a 'nothing' fixture.

The tie was switched from The Shay, as per Halifax's long-standing policy vis-a-vis this competition. I imagine it's simply not worth opening up The Shay and putting on the floodlights for the level of crowd county cup visitors such as Selby (or Town's Under-19s) would entice.

On a pudding of a pitch, this turned out to be an entertaining encounter for a surprisingly large gathering. It's a shame Halifax's National League side don't copy the youth team's attractive brand of methodical, passing football. One must assume first team manager Billy Heath, a route one merchant, has very little to do with the kids! Selby's style, more direct and often unnecessarily rugged, may not have looked as pretty but, sadly, it achieved the desired result.

Flanagan netted in the third, 31st and 48th minutes. Halifax replied through Liam Healy (six minutes) and skipper Ross Barrows (60 minutes). Charlie Clamp added a 62nd-minute penalty for the hosts, who, in the last quarter, went close twice to adding to their tally. Flanagan's opener the pick.

This was (I think) my third visit to Selby's ground, known these days, rather grandiosely, as the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium. It's an odd set-up. Cover and seating is available only at the ends and the dressing rooms are marooned on the far side, opposite the clubhouse. Excellent club shop, though, with an impressive range of old programmes. Extensions to the adjacent leisure centre appear to have obscured the view of the abbey, the only thing in Selby worth seeing.



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