Fixture carnage increases for Selby

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Selby Town

It is total fixture carnage for play-offs chasing Selby Town after their third game of the week was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

Home games with Dronfield Town and FC Bolsover fell to the weather in midweek, and Saturday’s clash with Swallownest is the latest to be postponed.

The wet weather has taken Selby’s fixture congestion to new heights and Christian Fox’s fearless side are now definitely going to be playing into May.

Whether the play-offs is now realistic proposition is a different issue. The likes of Hallam, and Glasshoughton Welfare have the points in the bag which means Selby are going to need to win nearly all of their remaining matches to finish in the top six.

It also means Selby go into their biggest match for 25 years without any game practice for over a week. Selby face Farsley Celtic in their first West Riding County Cup final since 1993. 

The final being played in the middle of the biggest fixture congestion crisis in recent memory is another contentious issue. Why the West Riding could not follow their Sheffield FA counterparts by waiting until mid-May to stage their show-piece event is a big question?

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