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Selby Town on route to safety in Northern Counties East League
12:01pm Tuesday 19th March 2013 in Sport
Selby Town manager Ian Dring has declared his players are “buzzing” after hauling themselves off the bottom of the Northern Counties East League first division.
The Robins recorded a 5-2 win over Eccleshill United on Saturday which extended their unbeaten run this month.
Dring said: “The players are full of confidence. Each and every one of them are working really hard and the six or seven new players are really gelling together.”
The Robins are at Clipstone Welfare tonight and Dring has stated his team look threatening after scoring ten goals in three games.
Dring commented: “In an attacking sense, every player looks dangerous going forward and we’ve got every chance of picking up three points but Clipstone are certainly no mugs despite their bad run of form.”
A win tonight could see the Robins jump one place to 19th ahead of the game against Knaresborough Town this Saturday.
The Robins manager stated that they do not fear anyone in the league.
“We’ve made a lot of good teams look daft recently and we’re certainly capable of doing that again on Saturday,” said Dring.
“All the players want to do at the moment is play and in this good run of form there is no reason why we can’t end up in 14th or 15th place by the end of the season.”
Pickering Town manager Jimmy Reid has said that “great foundations” have been put in place to help his team push for promotion from the Northern Counties East League premier division next season.
The Pikes recorded a 3-1 victory over Barton Town Old Boys on Saturday and Reid heaped praise on striker Liam Salt who scored the “perfect hat-trick”.
“I’m delighted for Liam and the way in which he scored with his left foot, right foot and with his head – it relieves the pressure off the rest of the team.”
However, while Reid naturally wanted the winning streak to continue, tonight’s game against cash-strapped Staveley Miners Welfare has been called off because the would-be visitors have a re-arranged Sheffield Hallamshire Cup match to play. The cup-tie takes precedence over the scheduled NCEL fixture.
Looking further ahead to the next game away to Liversedge this Saturday, the Pikes manager fully expects his team to get a positive result.
“Liversedge is a tough place to go but we beat them 3-0 at our spot earlier in the season and I fully expect us to get a result.”
Regarding tenacious midfielder Joel Ramm, who is expected to have an ‘X’-ray on his knee injury on Friday, Reid believes that pre-season ahead of the 2013/14 campaign is a realistic target for the 24-year-old.
“Joel had a great six or seven games since he returned from Scarborough Athletic and he’s a player who loves to get stuck in,” said the Pikes boss.
“We’ll have to see the outcome from Friday but I think he’ll definitely come back next season a stronger player.”