A Bridge too far for ever-improving Town
Selby Town’s recent run of form hit the buffers as they went down 3-2 at home to Worsbrough Bridge Athletic.
Despite taking the lead early on through Danny Gray, the Robins conceded either side of half time before a third midway through the second period put the home side out of touch with mid-table Athletic.
A late Nathan Kamara strike proved to be scant consolation for Selby.
Town are still eight points adrift at the bottom of the Northern Counties East League Division One and face a potentially season-defining game against second-bottom Askern Villa next Tuesday.
Going into last weekend, Ian Dring’s side were full of confidence after winning their last two matches and scoring eight goals in the process.
The run of form looked set to continue too, as Selby took the lead inside three minutes.
In-form striker Gray continued his purple patch when he showed good strength to turn inside the box and prod home his fourth goal in three games.
Gray almost had a second minutes later when he rounded the visiting goalkeeper, only to see his goalbound effort hacked off the line by a recovering defender.
Selby’s bright start certainly shocked the visitors and the home side continued to dominate. Against a lesser side, Selby could have been out of sight at the break.
A rare visiting attack resulted in Scott Turner finding space for a shot inside the box, only to be felled by Mick Jones. The referee pointed to the spot and Liam McFadyen made no mistake.
After being stunned by a quick start in the first half, it was Worsbrough who were quickest out of the traps after the restart.
Straight from kick off, Adam Podmore got to the byline and crossed for Chris White, who found the top corner after his first effort was blocked.
The hosts tried to find their rhythm again once they had gone behind but a combination of rushed passes and a stubborn defence meant Worsbrough were able to stretch their lead with 20 minutes to go.
Podmore again made good ground on the flank and centred for Luke Forgione to tap home and give Selby a mountain to climb.
The Robins gave it a good go though.
With ten minutes left, Kamara’s tap in set up a thrilling end to the game.
Selby may have rescued a draw too, only for Worsbrough to hold out and leave Dring’s side with nothing to show for their gallant efforts.
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