To pip Glasshoughton Welfare and Hallam to that precious sixth place-and the Play-Offs – in Toolstation NCEL Division One, it’s certain that Selby Town will have to win all four of their remaining fixtures, which start tomorrow; however, visitors Brigg Town need a result to keep their survival hopes alive – and two of Selby’s key figures offered the Bootiful Game their perspective on a crucial afternoon ahead at the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium , writes Colin Muncie.
Forward Gary Collier told the Bootiful Game “Saturday’s game is another must win game for us to keep our little chance of the Play-Offs still alive. Another win on Saturday will put a little bit of pressure on the teams above. It’s not going to be easy though as Brigg need a win to have a chance of staying up and in recent weeks they’ve picked up quite a few decent results. We just need to play like we did last night with the right attitude and desire. It will be another test for us with the amount of games we’ve played recently but after last night’s result -and despite the slim chance we have the boys are up for it and are full of confidence again”
Gary has enjoyed his first season at the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium “ Obviously I’ve only been here half a season, but I’m pleased there is a buzz around the place again; I’m just a little disappointed with the last month’s results having been in a great position. But having said that it’s been a successful season considering the amount of people who wrote Selby off and had them down for relegation- I include myself in that too! The Cup run (in the West Riding County Cup) was a little special; even though we lost in the Final it was a great achievement to beat so many top teams. I think the League hasn’t helped our situation with the rearranged games but we plod on and look forward to Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and see where we end up!
Selby striker and teammate Liam Flanagan reflected on last weekend’s Saturday’s narrow defeat at Ollerton “On Saturday I thought in the first half we didn’t start at all, we came out very slowly and didn’t even try to play football. In the second half we came out with a different attitude and decided we wanted to play football and thought the team performance was 100% better, I thought we were very unlucky not to get a result out of the game as we scored two goals and got one ruled out for offside when it wasn’t”.
“For the rest of the season now we just need to get wins and as many points as we can -and keep the spirits high at the club!”