Selby win at Welfare for first time during Fox era

Selby’s Josh Walker battles with Glasshoughton key man Craig Tonkinson. Picture: Dave Haddock

Selby Town escaped from Glasshoughton Welfare with a victory for the first time during the Christian Fox era.

Selby won 3-2, with Joe Dale coming off the bench to score the decisive goal in the Toolstation NCEL Division One local derby. But the real hero was Glasshoughton’s 17-year-old goalkeeper Jordan Leatham who made a series of top saves to hold off Fox’s swashbuckling side.

Ever-improving Glasshoughton actually stunned their visitors as Ashley Bell put ahead midway through the first half. Dan Walker quickly equalised and Selby went ahead in the second half. Liam Flanagan got the second and Dale added the third minutes after his much-heralded arrival on the pitch.

Ryan Hallsworth hauled Glasshoughton back into it and the final 20 minutes saw Selby unable to beat Leatham and endure a nervy finish at the other end.

Jamie Forrester’s early second half goal was the difference as North Ferriby beat Parkgate 1-0 in front of almost 350 people in Hull.

Goals from Richard Medcalf and Dan O’Connor in the final ten minutes dramatically earned Leon Sewell his first win as Hall Road Rangers manager.

The goals overturned a 2-1 deficit at Ollerton Town. Hall Road had been trailing 2-0 until Conner Harman brought them back to life.

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