Ruthless Campion score SEVEN at Selby

Toolstation NCEL Division One 

Selby Town 1-7 Campion 

Ruthless leaders Campion inflicted the worst home defeat for years on ninth-placed Selby Town after a brutally clinical display. 

Aidan Day’s 25th minute net-buster opened the flood-gates, erasing the fact Selby had actually started brightly and even had a Liam Flanagan penalty saved by Campion goalkeeper Brad Emmerson.

Almost every-time Campion then touched the ball it seemed to end in a goal.

The editorial order reads as Dan Davison own goal doubling the lead before Marcus Day added the third on the stroke of half-time.

Dan Illingworth put Campion definitely out of sight straight after the interval. 

Ryan Gothard’s goal for Selby preceded strikes from Day again and a Paddy Sykes double.

All in all it was a nightmare afternoon for Selby who probably feel they were beaten by a top three certainty side.

Illingworth and his defence will have walked off at the end feeling glamorous due to the superb performance and win but it was a ghoulish start from them as Selby’s tactical long balls had them all ends up.

It was clever tactics from Selby boss Christian Fox to order his men to put the ball in behind as Campion struggled to deal with them.

So much so it almost yielded a goal as Harry Clapham broke through and was hauled down by Karl Fitzgerald inside the penalty area.

Emmerson guessed the right way when Flanagan stepped up and Campion never looked back.

Day’s opener was superb and no fault can be attached to the home side for that.

However, heads dropped once as Davison’s own goal went in.

Marcus Day curled a beauty into the top corner from the edge of the penalty area.

There was no erosion in Campion’s display in the second half.

Illingworth had something to tell his loyal Twitter followers when he got his geography right as he got into a core position to meet the ball from a free kick and score past Jody Barford.

Selby, who caused some problems in the early stages of the second half, pulled one back through captain Gothard on the hour.

By now Campion had replaced their dangerous front three with Non League legend and debutant Ash Flynn, Aiden Kirby and Sykes – three players who could get into any starting line-up in the league.

You could sense more goals and within five minutes of Gothard’s goal, Sykes had scored and Day had hit his second and Campion’s sixth.

Further very good chances followed but only a Sykes header found the net, completing an unforgettable day for the team from Bradford.

Penalty saving Campion goalkeeper Brad Emmerson
Selby Town rabble-rouser Danny Patterson
Day fires in the opener
The second goal
Marcus Day strikes the third goal
Illingworth’s goal
Sykes’ first goal
Campion debutant Ash Flynn
The sixth goal
The seventh goal

What They Said 

Campion joint manager Lee Ashforth

Campion joint manager Lee Ashforth

“We came across here knowing today was going to be a tough game.

“We have played a couple of the teams near the top, Harrogate Railway and Dronfield in particular and we knew it would be hard here.

“Christian (Fox) has a team here who generally fight hammer and nail and you’re in for a scrap.

“For the first 25/30 minutes I thought we were.

“Brad has saved a penalty early doors and that save gave us that lift to play like we did.

“We have blown them away.”

The Teams 

Selby Town: Barford, Cooper (Rollinson 59), Vass (Murray 14), Clamp (McNaughton 46), Gothard (captain), Qualter, Patterson, Davison, Flanagan, Clapham, Fish (Stephenson 67). Subs: Clarke. 

Campion: Emmerson, Crossley, Harper, Fitzgerald, Illingworth (Rhodes 69), Graham, Colley (Sykes 55), Aiden Day (captain), Marcus Day (Kirby 55), O’Brian (Keane), Boshell (Flynn 55). 

Who Was In Charge 

Josh Burke (10/10)

Referee Josh Burke

How Many Were There 


Man of the Match 

Aiden Day (Campion)

Aidan Day celebrating his first goal

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